CSMAX596-21X (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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Convenor(s)

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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
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Paper Description

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The industry internship takes up one full Trimester of the programme and involves placement in industry. Duration of the internship is for 400 hours (10 weeks / 1 Trimester). Interns will be mentored and supported by the host organisation mentor and by their University supervisor, as they attempt a real-world problem in an industry setting. The interns are treated like staff members in the host organisation (though are not employees of the host organisation). This may be a paid internship, the host organisation 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 their industry mentor and academic supervisor.

Given the variance in starting dates for a student internship, a custom schedule for assessment deadlines will be established with each student prior to starting.

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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
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Work submission 2: Project Background and Description
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Work Submission 3: Project results and reflection
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Work submission 4: Project results and reflections
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Industry evaluation
10
  • Other:
6. Oral presentation evaluation
15
  • Other:
7. Final report
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 CSMAX596 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 report: 100

4. Research for their work placement: 50 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FCMS596

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