Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)


Students on placement work full time in a defined, graduate level research and development role during a 22-week placement period at established partners of the Faculty of Information Technology research based learning program including major global companies, and leading Australian Research and Development institutions. The students on placement are able to apply the knowledge and research skills developed in their academic units, develop their communication, time management and teamwork skills, experience a professional research and development environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.

Students will be supervised by an external placement supervisor with a Monash supervisor visiting twice in the placement to ensure that the placement is running smoothly. There will be both a mid- and end-placement evaluation based on written reports and oral presentations.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • participate as a member of a possibly multi-disciplinary research team;
  • design and conduct information technology research projects;
  • communicate research findings both orally and in writing;
  • demonstrate ethical and professional practice in research;
  • critically analyse and assess information technology literature.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Students on placement are deployed full-time for 22 weeks with research partners of the Faculty in a graduate-level research and development role within the company.

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