Course Title: Information Systems: Work Experience Industry A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Systems: Work Experience Industry A

Credit Points: 24


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet3 2017

Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof Shona Leitch

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1672

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The first four semesters (or equivalent) of your program should normally be successfully completed before you are eligible to undertake Information Systems – Work Experience in Industry A.

Course Description

This course guide outlines how you will apply your academic learning in a contemporary workplace situation, integrating work and learning on two levels:

  • integration of previous and current learning in courses completed in your program of study to date; and,
  • integration of previous and current learning in the workplace as part of the Co-operative Education year.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the time you graduate, you should have acquired specific capabilities that enable you to:

  • analyse design, develop, implement and manage single, multi-user and distributed systems using a range of tools and techniques, across a range of business contexts to meet various stakeholders requirements;
  • develop robust, user-friendly systems that integrate across new and existing business processes, structures, applications, enterprise-wide systems and IT architectures within a global context;
  • critically analyse and synthesise creative and effective solutions to a range of problem/opportunity situations that add value to the business and its stakeholders;
  • develop secure, flexible, information and communication architectures that support the changing needs of the business;
  • manage the total management process associated with the development and enhancement of information systems with a critical appreciation of the relationship between systems development, and the management of time, cost, quality, and change management, within the organisational contexts of governance, cultural and ethical issues;
  • frame judgements and work practice within professional, legal and ethical frameworks;
  • engage with others in culturally diverse and technically complex situations;
  • apply the most appropriate tool and/or technique for the situation at hand;
  • recognise the uncertainty of business decision-making due to the dynamic, global context businesses operate in; and,
  • align strategic business objectives with the development and governance of business information systems.

Every placement is different, however during your work experience in industry placement, it is expected that you will have opportunities to:

  • engage in activities leading to an understanding of
    • the business environment and culture,
    • the organisational and functional structure of the organisation, and
    • the core business of the organisation;
  • communicate with staff at a range of levels within the organisation, including, where appropriate, clients and professional colleagues;
  • develop knowledge and skills in applying workplace protocols ; and,
  • demonstrate an understanding of what leadership means in an organisation.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the learning objectives, you are required to participate in various learning activities in the workplace. These may include the following:

  • completing workplace related tasks specified in your learning contract or in consultation with your employer;
  • using online materials to assist learning in the workplace and integration between learning and work;
  • accessing library and industry-based resources to obtain information; and,
  • consulting with your academic mentor, and your employer.

Overview of Learning Resources

As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will be provided with access via the internet to the RMIT Library databases and online facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities the first person to contact is the Business Liaison Librarian for this school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional industry-based resources might be available to you depending on the nature of your placement.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve a pass in Information Systems – Work Experience in Industry A you will be required to satisfactorily complete the required employment documentation.

Note: No assignment or assessment results may be carried forward from any previous attempt at this course.