Course Title: Approved Industry Experience 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Approved Industry Experience 1

Credit Points: 36.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Amir Homayoon Ashrafzadeh

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7223

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City campus, Building 14, Level 8, Room 6A

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment only

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the first and second years of BP096 Bachelor of Software Engineering before you commence this course.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites –;ID=twx09y07zi1c

Course Description

This course is associated with industry experience in a full-time employment position, which is related or relevant to a future career in the field of your degree program. This course is intended to combine with INTE2377 Approved Industry Experience 2 to form two semesters of continuous approved industry experience.

The placement is for a minimum period of 40 weeks.

Note: This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

  • Enabling Knowledge:

You will gain skills as you apply knowledge effectively in diverse contexts.

  • Critical Analysis:

You will learn to accurately and objectively examine and consider computer science and information technology (IT) topics, evidence, or situations, in particular to:

-- analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing software artefacts and IT systems

-- evaluate and compare designs of software artefacts and IT systems on the basis of organisational and user requirements.

  • Problem Solving:

Your capability to analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions will be extended as you learn to: design and implement software solutions that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or modelling or requirements specification.

  • Communication:

You will learn to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media, in particular to: present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of software applications, alternative IT solutions, and decision recommendations to both IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.

  • Team Work:

You will learn to work as an effective and productive team member in a range of professional and social situations, in particular to: work effectively in different roles, to form, manage, and successfully produce outcomes from teams, whose members may have diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, and differing levels of technical expertise.

  • Responsibility:

You will be required to accept responsibility for your own learning and make informed decisions about judging and adopting appropriate behaviour in professional and social situations. This includes accepting the responsibility for independent life-long learning. Specifically, you will learn to: effectively apply relevant standards, ethical considerations, and an understanding of legal and privacy issues to designing software applications and IT systems.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • critically analyse and evaluate all aspects of your work in industry, including technology, tools and methods and solutions
  • design and implement software engineering solutions that accommodate specific workplace requirements and constraints, based on industry specifications
  • communicate effectively in oral and written forms for a variety of purposes and in a range of industry contexts, relevant to your professional activities
  • establish and effectively use/manage interpersonal networks and manage relationships in a range of settings
  • adapt to change to workplace conditions flexibly and responsibly
  • work across a variety of information technology platforms and environments
  • identify, assess and take advantage of opportunities in the workplace
  • prove an understanding of and proficiency with the industry processes and standards relevant to your degree.

Overview of Learning Activities

This approved industry experience gives you the opportunity to consolidate and improve the program capabilities that you have developed in your first two years. In the course of your employment, you will receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks. You should learn the requirements of being employed in the field of your degree program where you can productively add value to the company.

Your internship position may require you to

  • analyse business/customer problems and issues
  • apply technical knowledge to solve these technical problems and issues
  • communicate all aspects of your work achievements/progress with your work supervisor and colleagues
  • collaborate with all team members in communicating and finalising solutions
  • take ownership and responsibility for work activities
  • research new or unknown technologies and innovations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will be provided by your employer. A university representative will also be available and/or visit and/or contact place of employment.

Overview of Assessment

The major basis for assessment is maintaining employment in the one company for the full term of your contract. Exceptions may be granted for problems that you bring to the attention of your workplace supervisor and program coordinator.

Further to this, you will need to demonstrate and report frequently that you can effectively apply your software engineering knowledge in the workplace setting, using analytic, problem solving and communication skills, and working responsibly in the workplace team(s) to the standards required.

You need to be able to demonstrate effective application of relevant standards, ethical considerations, and an understanding of legal and privacy issues to designing software applications and other software systems. This means that you show respect for the employer, the employer’s clients, the employer’s software and data.

End of each semester, you must present a retrospective summary of your work to other students and teaching team.

The following ethical aspects may impact on your assessment:


Poaching (directly or indirectly) of an employer’ s clients and unauthorised copying of employer data or software are unethical and proven cases could result in severe disciplinary action being taken under the regulations for ‘ general misconduct bringing the University into disrepute’ . For your own protection, consult your employer prior to accepting any assignment from one of their clients within 12 months of completing your approved industry experience.


Any matters (illness, ethical problems, personal situations) that might affect your continuity in work with your employer must be discussed with your internship coordinator BEFORE any precipitous action is taken.