Assessments and returning students

Welcome back to Australia. We hope you enjoyed your work placement and time abroad. Have a look at the following information about your assessment and feedback on RIIERP.

Assessment

The assessment overview applies to the International Industry Experience courses MIET 2066 for undergraduates and MIET 2084 for graduates.

  • Company supervisor assessment of student’s performance: 30%
  • Discipline based report assessed by RMIT: 30%
    • Written report 20%
    • Oral presentation 10%
  • Cultural report assessed by RMIT: 30%
    • Written report 20%
    • Oral presentation 10%
  • Reflective journal assessed by RMIT: 10%

Company supervisor assessment: 30%

This assessment is based on your performance at the company.

Discipline based report: 30 %

The written report should be approximately 8,000 words long for undergraduate students and 10,000 words long for graduate students.

It should discuss the results of the discipline based work carried out at the company, the implications of those results and their place in the company’s efforts to develop products/services. Further, the discipline based report should show evidence of your hands on activity at the company. It should indicate evidence of clear and independent thinking and must demonstrate critical appraisal of information and ideas acquired at the company.

The report should compose of the following components:

  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of contents
  • Project title
  • Project background
  • Methodology: Theoretical Modeling/ Practical Evaluation
  • Project outcomes/results
  • Significance of results and future work

Please note: The oral presentation of your discipline based report should be 25 minutes with 5 minutes of question time. The presentation will be scheduled following the assessment of the written report. The RIIERP office will contact you to schedule your presentation, once you have submitted your work.

Cultural Report: 30%

The written report should be approximately 8,000 words long for undergraduate students and 10,000 words long for graduate students.

This report should briefly discuss the socio-economic life of the country in which the work experience was carried out. It should also include the impact of the company’s activities on that socio-economic life. The cultural report should further display a substantial understanding of the country and people. Your overall cultural experience will constitute an important part.

A good report should demonstrate an understanding of the learning outcomes envisioned in this course. A report, which does not reflect the envisioned learning outcomes, will be considered insufficient. A minimum of 3 references must accompany the report and students must observe the academic practice on citations. Reports without appropriate references will be penalised.

Typical areas of discussion are:

  • Overview of culture in country/city/region
  • Brief history of the country
  • History of the company
  • Economy of country
  • Impact of respective company/industry on the country/city/region
  • Way of life (food, language, sports and leisure activities, festivals, art, architecture, music, public transport, education system, …)
  • Personal experience/reflections

Please note: The oral presentation of your cultural report should be 25 minutes with 5 minutes of question time. The presentation will be scheduled following the assessment of the written report. The RIIERP office will contact you to schedule your presentations, once you have submitted your work.

Reflective Journal: 10 %

Recordings in the journal can be undertaken daily, weekly or monthly. The content should contain your reflection on your work and interaction with people within and outside the company. It should reflect the norms at variance with your culture and how the overall experience might influence your professional and personal development. There is no word limit.

The journal should reflect on your personal experiences gained from work, travel, activities, and interaction with people. Feel free to include some photos.

Submission and presentations

Please submit your assessment tasks within 2 weeks upon your return to Australia. Students intending to graduate must be aware that the processing of the results is subject to decisions made at the level of individual schools / colleges. Reports submitted late may not be processed in time for graduation.

Submission

By mail:

RIIERP/Global Experience Office
Building 21, Level 2
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

In person:

RIIERP/Global Experience Desk
RMIT Connect
Building 10, Level 4
RMIT City Campus
Tel. +61 3 9925 2640
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Friday: 10am - 5pm

Required format

  • The reports and the journal must be typed and submitted in a bound hard copy format
  • All assignments including the PowerPoint presentations must be submitted in electronic form by email to riierp@rmit.edu.au.

Presentations

After the RIIERP office has received your reports and reflective journal, a timeslot for your oral presentations will be scheduled. Presentation sessions are run during the:

  • March-May
  • July
  • October.

Students are advised to take note of the above periods, since oral presentations are generally only possible during the indicated periods.

Tips and tricks

Discipline based reports and cultural reports from previous students are available for viewing at the RIIERP office, located in Building 15, Ground Floor, RMIT City Campus. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Many students say they are anxious about giving an oral presentation. The best advice is to prepare well ahead and give yourself plenty of time to practice. The RMIT Study and Learning Centre (SLC) offers practical advice on various assignments and academic writing.

Visit the SLC online Learning Lab for more information, online tutorials and quick tips.

Feedback

RIIERP needs your feedback.

Write a short paragraph (200-300 words) on your RIIERP placement and tell us about your work and travel experiences overseas.

Please include relevant photos (JPEG format, 72dpi resolution), showing you:

  • at work (at your desk, in the laboratory, in the assembly hall, in front of company buildings and production sites, …)
  • with your supervisor, colleagues or other interns
  • at special work-related events (: trade fairs, air shows, motor shows)
  • at country and culture specific events (Christmas, Carnival, Oktoberfest, …)
  • enjoying a new cultural environment (sightseeing, food, sports, friends)

Very important: RIIERP understands that most companies do not allow photos to be taken at their facilities. Do not take any camera into your company or photo footage out of the company without having the approval from the respective person in authority. Please approach your supervisor regard ing this matter prior to taking action.

You must complete the Photography Permission form (PDF 124KB 2p) and send it along with your feedback and photos. Please note that all people in the photo need to complete and sign the form.

Submit your feedback to riierp@rmit.edu.au

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