IT Industry Placement

Subject ISYS90080 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours; An average of 2 hours of meetings with academic and industrial supervisors per week.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours


Enrolment in any specialisation of the Master of Information, with completion of 50 points at graduate level excluding the following subjects:

  • COMP90007 Internet Technologies
  • COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
  • COMP90041 Programming and Software Development
  • SINF90001 Database Systems and Information Modelling


subject to the approval of the subject coordinator for Semester 1 and Semester 2



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Tim Baldwin


Subject Overview:

Candidates will undertake as individuals or as a member of a team a designated investigative project with a suitable industry partner which could involve critical analysis of a topic, experimental research, development and/or the solution of an industrial problem. Rigorous planning and scheduling of the project, time management, written and verbal technical communication, interpretation of results and team work will be required. The project will involve a mixture of on- and off-campus work.

This subject is intended to provide high-performing graduate students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in an industry setting, under the joint supervision of an industry and academic mentor.


Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Plan and conduct an independent project within an industrial setting
  • Communicate their research plan orally to an audience of their peers
  • Present a detailed written report
  • A 800-1000 word project proposal, due at the end of week 4 (10%)
  • A 20 minute presentation, including answering audience questions, of the project or demonstration of a working system, due in the final week of semester (10%)
  • One 8,000-10,000 word project report, due in the second week of the examination period (80%)

ILO1 is addressed in all three assessment components; ILO2 is addressed in the presentation; ILO3 is addresed in the final report.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and IT fundamentals
  • Ability to communicate effectively, not only with IT specialists but also with the community at large
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one IT discipline
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity
  • Profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
Related Course(s): Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology

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