COMPX371-19C (BLK)

Computer Science Work Placement

30 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: clare.hewins@waikato.ac.nz
: jewal.morrison@waikato.ac.nz
: levonne.pilott@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

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Paper Description

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This paper is the work placement for the BSc(Tech) degree and is undertaken during the summer at the end of the second year. Placements are secured with the assistance of the WIL Coordinators and students are usually paid seasonal rates during the work placement. Assessment is based on assessment items set during the placement (some are compulsory assignments) and student work performance evaluation.
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Paper Structure

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Students are required to have successfully completed SCIEN270 in order to commence this paper. The work placement is intended to develop professional skills through work in a relevant professional workplace, as students work alongside professional scientists. Work placements allow students to observe professional practice and workplace cultures and consider potential careers. Students will be provided opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learnt at university and develop technical knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional work ethic.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • To be able to set learning objectives for their work placements and provide information on progress of achieving these learning objectives
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  • Show ability to reflect on learning progression by completing the reflection assignment
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  • Evidence the ability to put science knowledge into meaningful practice in an authentic computer science context
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  • Be able to complete a written technical report
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  • Be familiar with workplace-specific health & safety requirements and responsibilities
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  • Be able to provide evidence of level of professional competency using appropriate documents and digital platforms
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Assessment

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Assessment of student learning is based on the completion of five assessment items. This paper is wholly internally assessed. The 'Placement Brief & Health & Safety assignment', and 'Technical Report assignments' are compulsory - failure to submit this report will result in an IC grade for the paper. Student assignments comprises 80% of the grade (assignments detailed below) with the remaining 20% deriving from the student's work performance evaluation. Additional details of the assignments will be provided on Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Placement Brief and H&S assignment
22 Nov 2019
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Learning Objectives: Part 1, setting objectives
29 Nov 2019
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Reflection on a key issue
17 Jan 2020
No set time
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Report on organisational awarness
24 Jan 2020
No set time
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Learning Objectives: Part 2, reflection on objectives
7 Feb 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Update of LinkedIn profile
14 Feb 2020
No set time
5
  • Other: Submission assumed automatic on the due date
7. Technical Report Draft
21 Feb 2020
No set time
0
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Technical Report Final
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Student Work Performance
20
  • Other: Facilitated by the WIL Coordinator
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions. Your technical report assignment must be submitted electronically through Moodle, no hard-copy submission is required. If your report is deemed 'confidential' please talk to your WIL coordinator (in such cases, hard copy could be the only way to handle the report)

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
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Workload

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This paper requires 10 weeks (minimum 400 hours) of work experience at an approved subject-related organisation.The paper is typically undertaken during summer at the end of the second year and commences after the end-of-year exams. Variations to start dates must be approved by the Paper Convenor.

Please note that this is a 30 point paper, not a 15 point paper, and the workload will reflect that of 30 points.


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Linkages to Other Papers

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A preceding paper is SCIEN270. If the student continues on to do MSc(Tech), this paper here links to SCIEN570 and SCIEN579.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: SCIE279 or SCIEN279 or SCIEN270 and minimum grade average of B-

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP371, RPLCR316

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