Faculty of Information Technology

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • Second semester 2016 (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. Students are required to apply their knowledge, skills, professional attitudes and ethical behaviour in an industrial research context. They develop their communication, time management, self-reflection 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 three times to ensure that the placement is running smoothly. There will be mid- and end-placement evaluations based on written reports and oral presentations provided by the student.


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. participate as an interested, active member of a possibly multi-disciplinary research team;
  2. design, organise and conduct innovative information technology research projects;
  3. communicate research findings orally and in writing;
  4. demonstrate ethical behaviour, professional practice and initiative in research;
  5. 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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