Course Title: Approved Industry Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Approved Industry Experience

Credit Points: 36.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


140H Computer Science & Information Technology


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Vacant

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2348

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Programming 1, Programming 2, Programming Techniques, Software Engineering Fundamentals
Minimum CGPA 3.0
Co-requisite: Software Development Principles and Practice

Course Description

Note: This course is not currently available. There are no plans to reintroduce it in the near future, as well.

This course is associated with industry experience in a full-time employment position, that is related or relevant to a future career in the field of software development. This course is intended to combine with Software Development Principles and Practice to form one semester of continuous approved industry experience (48 CP).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Software Development Principles and Practice course guide.

Having studied this course you should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in oral and written forms for a variety of purposes and in a range of contexts, relevant to your professional activities
  2. Establish and effectively use/manage interpersonal networks and manage relationships in a range of settings
  3. Adapt to change flexibly and responsibly
  4. Work across a variety of information technology platforms and environments
  5. Critically analyse and evaluate all aspects of your work, including technology, tools and methods and solutions
  6. Identify, assess and take advantage of opportunities
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of and proficiency with software development processes including standards

Overview of Learning Activities

In addition to the work placement, other learning activities include:

1. On campus Workshops
Workshops will be conducted to assist students their understanding of the course material.

2. Electronic Discussion Forum
The online conference will be used to maintain communication between students whilst on placement

Overview of Learning Resources

See Software Development Principles and Practice course guide.

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via written assignments during the semester that will require students to research and understand different standards, processes and tools within the software engineering knowledge domain, and to apply that in a comparison with industry work practices.

For standard assessment details, including deadlines, weightings, and hurdle requirements relating to Computer Science and IT courses  see: