Industry Practicum

Subject BUSA90502 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 15-Aug-2016 to 16-Sep-2016
Assessment Period End 23-Sep-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Aug-2016
Census Date 26-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 09-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 105 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment: 320 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Disallowed subject combinations: Individual Research Project

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 Jenny George


Jennifer George

Subject Overview:

This subject involves completion of a 5-week project using real data from an industry setting under an approved supervisor. The subject integrates academic learning, practical challenges in implementing data analytics in an organisation, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organisations, workplace culture and career pathways. The assessment week of the subject will involve the completion of the report for the subject and a project presentation. This is a team project. Students interested in a research higher degree may, with permission, undertake an individual research project.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of Industry Practicum, students should be able to:

  • Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to relevant organisational contexts and work-settings; as well as linking them to specific professions and career pathways.
  • Produce original work in an appropriate format which demonstrates analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
  • Put into practice communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills in a workplace context;
  • Present their work professionally in a way that makes the connections between the results of their analysis and business issues for an organisation;
  • Review and reflect on the process and output of a business project to their academic and career development.

Syndicate Research Report (hurdle requirement; equivalent of individual 5000 word assessment) Week 6 50%

Syndicate Oral Presentation (equivalent of individual 3000 word assessment) Week 6 40%

1,000 word Reflection (individual piece of assessment for all students) Week 6 10%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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