Course Title: Professional Practice - Design Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice - Design Internship

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Ondris Pui

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 785663330

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Hanoi Campus; RMIT Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday to Friday. 9:00am to 5:00pm

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have at least 276 credits and have satisfactorily completed all your Year One and Two courses including the Capstone 1 and 2 courses before you commence this course. 
Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.   

Course Description

This course is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course designed to facilitate a practical working relationship between you and a selected organisation. Through dual negotiation with the industry and the school, you can apply to participate in an internship or a designer in residence program in an organisation, company, NGO, business, gallery, art space or a design studio. You are expected to work as a designer as directed by your host organisation, to address and solve real design issues and problems in an industry workplace environment. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

PLO 8: Develop responsibility and accountability for development of a personal design practice that demonstrates an original, ethical, innovative and professional approach to design. 

Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  

CLO1 Develop and apply design administration and art project management skills in a professional environment  

CLO2 Plan and manage through self-directed and team research projects in a work environment  

CLO3 Utilize interpersonal communication skills  

CLO4 Critically reflect upon your professional practice experience  

CLO5 Develop professional proposal and report writing skills. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course is primarily ‘on-the-job’, complimented by a series of tutorials and workshops aimed at assisting you in the selection, placement and reflection of your internship. The relationship between student and the internship employer is properly supported, enabled, monitored by the University.  

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University has a fully supported internship program.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course Learning Outcomes and on your development against the Program Learning Outcomes through your proposal with host organization and an internship report. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Report, 50%, CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 5.  

Assessment Task 2: Debrief Interview, 50%. CLOs 3 & 4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.