CSMAX596-21A (BLK)

Computer Science Internship

60 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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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
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Paper Description

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The industry internship takes up one full semester of the programme and involves placement in industry. Duration of the internship is for 400 hours (10 weeks / 1 semester). Interns will be mentored and supported by the employer and by their University supervisor, as they work on a real-world problem in an industry setting. The interns are treated as staff members of the organisation they are working in. This may be a paid internship, where the employer provides a scholarship of $5,500 + GST (terms and conditions apply).
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Paper Structure

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The students have to complete 400 hours of work at the internship host organisation. There are no taught components at the university. The host organisation may provide training to the interns as part of their orientation or internship.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • A comprehensive understanding of their host organisation
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  • Practical understanding of the application of Information and Communication Technology
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  • Analytical and report writing skills
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  • Interpersonal skills through interaction with a range of people both within and external to their host institution, appropriate for future professional employment
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  • Time management, organisational and problem solving skills
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  • An awareness of ethical issues regarding expert advice and reporting
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Assessment

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The assessments cover both the project as well as the students' internship experience. The assessment encompass 4 written 2-page writeups about the project and experience, a final report and also a presentation to both industry mentors and academic supervisor.

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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. Work Submission 1: Company background, work environment
5 Apr 2021
7:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Work submission 2: Project Background and Description
19 Apr 2021
7:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Work Submission 3: Project results and reflection
10 May 2021
7:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Work submission 4: Project results and reflections
24 May 2021
7:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Industry evaluation
9 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
10
  • Other: Evaluation completed at the oral presentation
6. Oral presentation evaluation
9 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
15
  • Other: Evaluation during the Oral Presentation event
7. Final report
14 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
65
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Recommended Readings

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Zalipour, A. (2015). Reflective Practice. University of Waikato: Teaching Development Unit.

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Other Resources

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Other resources (if any) will be provided on the Moodle page e.g. guide to reflection and presentations
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Online Support

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Additional information is available via FCMS596 Computer Science Internship Moodle.
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Workload

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Student will spend 400 hours on the internship.

Remaining 200 hours will comprise:

1. Work submissions: 40

2. Oral presentations: 10

3. Final reports: 100

4. Research for their work placement: 50 hours

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FCMS596

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