This course is designed to provide an experience in conducting research or participating in work integrated learning within an organisational environment. You should not try to organise your own internship but should fit within arrangements made by the Coordinator. You will be assigned an Academic Supervisor. The course aims to: ' introduce you to the theory and practice of the discipline ' introduce you to methods of the discipline ' introduce you to the professional practice and protocol of the discipline ' assist you to develop and apply basic skills relevant to the appropriate discipline
|Placement – Industry Project to be advised by Course Coordinator||150hrs||Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Once Only|
Conducting a literature review
Preparing a research proposal
Data collection and analysis
Placement and professional conduct
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate advanced theoretical and applied urban design and town planning knowledge in a specific research application or learning environment.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Demonstrate an understanding the PIA Code of Conduct and its influence on practice of planning||Ethical|
|3||Conduct research and thinking about social issues that make considered and ethical contributions to the future of society.||
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
At least 96 units and permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator
Limited Grading (PNP)
Reflection and review of all content is encouraged throughout the course, and feedback will be provided directly to the student.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 2||Online Submission|
Duration of placement - 1000 words
|Week 8||Online Submission|
|All||4||Code of Conduct||Individual||
|Week 8||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Research Report|
To apply your knowledge and skills in undertaking a practical study of town planning issues to an industry or community case study. The solution requires integrated approaches across levels of government and non-government organisations.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Report Structure|
To establish an approach to undertaking the report in consultation with your Supervisor.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Journal|
To reflect on your experience gained in the practicum from ethical, legal and theoretical perspectives
You will maintain a diary while undertaking this experience. Reflections about practice may include commentary on links between practice and theory, and insights about your experience and observations.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Code of Conduct|
This task enables you to become familiar with the code of conduct for your discipline and work within its guidelines during a work integrated learning (WIL) experience
|Product:||Code of Conduct|
During your WIL experience you are required to complete the required hours of work experience. To be eligible to pass, you are required to complete the internship satisfactorily according to the criteria below. See Canvas for your discipline specific Code of Conduct.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
This course will be graded as Pass in a Limited Grade Course (PU) or Fail in a Limited Grade Course (UF) as per clause 4.1.3 and 4.1.4 of the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Institutional Operating Policy of the USC. In a course eligible to use Limited Grades, all assessment items in that course are marked on a Pass/Fail basis and all assessment tasks are required to be passed for a student to successfully complete the course. Supplementary assessment is not available in courses using Limited Grades.
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