COMPX397-21A (TGA)

Work-Integrated Learning Directed Study

15 Points

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

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Paper Description

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A Work-Integrated Learning directed study option on an approved project with an external engagement context. The student will contribute to all aspects of building a medium-sized piece of software: developing requirements and specification; designing the system structure and user-interface; carrying out documentation, and implementation. The student will conduct an oral presentation of their project, and write a written report describing their project and its outcomes. Students must obtain the approval and signature of a project supervisor on a project selection form before enrolling.
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Paper Structure

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A student will regularly meet with their academic supervisor as part of the paper. Depending on the nature of the industry engagement there may be an additional industry mentor/supervisor. The student will work independently on the project, communicate the outcomes through an oral presentation and written reports, including a reflection on the work undertaken. Supervisors may require students to engage with additional material to ensure the Work-Integrated Learning elements of the project are satisfied.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Work with a client to understand their domain and apply technology to solve a problem in that domain
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  • The ability to work independently on a project under supervision
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  • The ability to communicate results through an oral presentation
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  • The ability to communicate outcomes of the project through written work
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  • Understand the importance of regular reflection to improve their work practices and processes
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Assessment

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Assessment will be based on (1) a project proposal document, (2) an oral presentation of their completed project, (3) a draft report they provide their lecturer, (4) a reflective essay, and (5) a final written report provided to their lecturer.
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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. Project Proposal
10
2. Oral Presentation
15
3. Draft Report
25
4. Reflective Essay
20
5. Final Written Report
30
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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Required Readings

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Required readings that are applicable to the project will be identified by the supervisors of the project.
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Online Support

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Appropriate online support will be coordinated with the project supervisors.
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Workload

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Students should arrange to meet with their academic supervisor at least once per week. A total of 150 hours work is expected for this paper.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: At least 45 points in Computer Science at 200 level and permission of the Chairperson of Computer Science.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP390, COMPX390, COMPX398

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