Course Title: Professional Industry Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Industry Experience

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


172H School of Engineering


Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018

Course Coordinator: Quang Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 28 3776 1300 ext 2274

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 2.4.28

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course should be taken in the 4th year of the Engineering program. 

Course Description

In this course, you will apply your knowledge and skills in an industry environment. This will be a culmination of your learning throughout the program. As a situated learning experience, an internship provides you with the opportunity not only to apply but also to further develop your technical knowledge and skills, and gain an understanding of industry dynamics and the teamwork environment. This is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course that integrate work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), and will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organizations.


*A WIL agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through Careers & Industry Relations (Vietnam). In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives:

1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

3.4 Professional use and management of information.

3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

3.6.Effective team membership and team leadership.



On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse experience in industry context with reference to disciplinary theory and classroom learning.
  2. Assess own strengths and weaknesses; reflect on own performance in relation to core employability skills, and set individual learning goals accordingly.
  3. Identify and apply strategies and techniques to achieve individual learning goals.
  4. Recognize and reflect upon diverse norms of behaviour and attitudes evident in workplaces and assess with reference to culture and context.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the learning objectives, this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

  • Work full-time for your employer, demonstrating professional behaviour and attitudes, and making a meaningful contribution wherever possible to the organization.
  • Return to campus to attend three multidisciplinary workshops that will help you develop your employability skills and prepare assignments 1 & 3. Your employer will be directly notified of the workshop schedule and requested to release you from work early on those days.
  • Participate in an online community for RMIT internship students where you can post questions, comments and advice for peers as well as accessing useful resources, tips and other information.
  • Prepare for and attend a debrief interview at the end of your internship with your academic supervisor and work supervisor (work mentor).

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 on-line 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

Assessment Task 1
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2
Weighting 40%
This assessment supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4