BEX5001 - Industry placement - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sophie Lindsay


Dr Ian Walker

Unit guides




Enrolment in this unit is subject to an application process. More information on this unit is available herehere ( Applications must be submitted via this linklink (


This is an experiential learning unit which requires students to undertake a placement in an organisation and to satisfy a series of academic requirements which seek to enhance their learning experience while undertaking this placement.

Students fulfill the requirements of the placement organisation with the aim of providing exposure to the skills relevant to their area of business, along with providing increased insight into the organisation's activities. Throughout their placement students also need to satisfy a series of academic requirements which seek to enhance their learning experience.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. enable students to undertake, and reflect upon, an industry placement relevant to their degree program

  2. evaluate self-learning and personal development in an organisational environment

  3. undertake day-to-day organisational activities
  4. where possible analyse problems and prepare and present innovative solutions

  5. compare and contrast theory and practice.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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