Course Title: International Industry Experience 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Industry Experience 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Prof. Sylvester Abanteriba

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2640 or 99259835

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Before you enrol in this course you must have the course coordinator’s confirmation of placement with an international host organisation. Please liaise with the course coordinator before you consider enrolling.

Note that eligibility is competitive, based on both academic performance and a successful interview.

Course Description

This course involves undertaking an international industry-based work experience project at a global company.

This experience will allow you to apply both the discipline-based skills, as well as the ability to adapt to working in a different cultural environment.

The graduate that will work successfully and effectively in industry today is the person who is equipped with the understanding of cross-cultural situations within the framework of his/her profession.

The knowledge and skills obtained through the learning process of this course will contribute to your employability on the global job market.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in an international work placement where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

This is a global intensive mobility experience involving an interview to assess your eligibility. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established methods to complex problems solving.
  • Fluent application of techniques, tools and resources.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply  the discipline theory learnt at University to a particular global industry practice
  2. Recognise and adapt to the cultural and contextual differences 

Overview of Learning Activities

Depending on the company you are placed with, this course normally involves

Pre-departure sessions, involving an introduction to the designated company and country in which practical work experience will be carried out.

Information sessions involving

  • Culture orientations; discussed with individual students or group of students going to the same country
  • Group discussions on projects and major products of company in cases where students are assigned to the same project.
  • Discussions with individual about projects to be undertaken at companies.

Post-arrival orientation and familiarisation with company culture, work practices and safety issues (differs depending on the company). When commencing employment the student must make sure he/she attends an Occupational Health and Safety induction provided by the employer.

Work under supervision. Project definition, literature review, collection of information and familiarisation with resources required for project.

Then, pre-departure, you can expect a supervisor and peer review of your work.

Upon return to RMIT, you are required to submit three reports: discipline-report, cultural-based report and a reflective journal. The content of the discipline based report must be approved by the company supervisor to avoid breaching company confidentiality provisions

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT provides pre-departure sessions for you based on your individual projects, companies and countries of destination. Companies are invited to deliver pre-departure session on corporate culture of the designated companies.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks


Company supervisor’s  assessment of the overall onsite performance of the student


CLO 1 and 2

Written project report assessed by the University



Oral Presentation of project report




Written Cultural report assessed by the University. 



Oral presentation of Cultural report



Reflective Journal


CLO 1 and 2