You will apply and extend the skills and knowledge through a research project, industry-based project, or work placement/simulation related to your discipline. The course involves completion of activities under the supervision of an academic supervisor and industry supervisor (if applicable). Students will apply specialised knowledge and demonstrate skills thorough the delivery of a completed project. Depending on the project, work may be completed as part of a team. You will critically reflect on your experience to enhance your employability and prepare you for professional practice.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous Learning Material||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 3 hour workshop to debrief||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Information session – Online Task information session||2hrs||Week 1||3 times|
|Learning materials – Asynchronous learning material||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 3 hour online workshop to debrief on progress updates and feedback||3hrs||Week 1||7 times|
|Information session – Online task information session to be set 3 times during the semester||2hrs||Week 1||3 times|
Topics covered will vary depending on student work. All work will include a detailed write-up as well as reflection
700 Level (Specialised)
|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||Identify and apply specific discipline knowledge to plan, conduct and report project activities||Creative and critical thinker|
|2||Apply advanced research and technical skills to conduct project activities||Empowered|
|3||Report on project activities and outcomes using advanced written and verbal communication.||Engaged|
|4||Critically reflect and evaluate on your performance and the development of any outcomes||Creative and critical thinker|
|5||Demonstrate personal and professional responsibility for own learning and work outcomes||Engaged|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Enrolled in any postgraduate program
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Each week students will provide updates on their progress. In addition, Task 1 (proposal) feedback will provide guidance on work completed in Task 2 and Task 3.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Written Piece||Individual or Group||20%||
1500 words or equivalent
|Refer to Format||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Negotiated Assessment||Individual or Group||50%||
2500-3000 words or equivalent
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Oral and Written Piece||Individual||30%||
750 word reflection and 10 minute oral presentation
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Project Proposal|
Develop a plan or proposal for your project that is structured to allow for the successful achievement of your goals.
You will be required to submit a plan or proposal of the project you are completing including outlining the responsibilities, expectations and evaluation mechanisms associated with your project. Due by week 5, but depending on the project, the proposal can be submitted earlier. Refer to Canvas for more details.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Project Deliverable(s)|
The output of the work for this task will be based on the agreed proposed plan from Task 1.
Work on a real-world complex problem and evaluate the outcomes achieved against those planned at the outset of the project identified in the proposal. You are required to submit any source code created and other project deliverables as applicable. More details to be provided on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Reflection and Presentation|
To reflect and present on the experience with discussion and evaluation of outcomes as well as any group processes (if part of a group)
|Product:||Oral and Written Piece|
This is an individually assessed task. This is a reflection on the work you completed during the course of the semester. You are expected to critically evaluate the skills gained through this project. The presentation is an opportunity to share the work and outcomes with your peers.
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.
Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying: The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct
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