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STP321 - Industry Based Learning - Science

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Karen Young


Must have completed at least 12 credit points of study with a minimum average of 65%



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Placement (Work Integrated Learning): This unit requires students to complete a placement (minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks) with an approved organisation.  In addition, students are required to complete online modules in CloudDeakin plus attend approximately 4 hours of face-to-face contact.


Students must contact their enrolment officer prior to enrolling in this unit in order to meet the pre-selection requirements.


This unit enables students to complete a full-time, minimum of 6 weeks - maximum of 12 weeks Science-related Industry placement. Students will be required to undertake course-relevant work so as to gain experience as an IT professional and to apply discipline-specific professional skills and knowledge.


Each student will be assigned an academic supervisor and an industry supervisor during the placement period, both of whom will contribute to the learning and assessment of the unit. Continuous performance management and the submission of a Placement Portfolio at the conclusion of the placement form the key elements of the assessment for the unit. The portfolio comprises: professional communication documents (10%), problem-solving and discipline specific evidence of placement goals and outcomes (25%), reflections (35%), and a mid (10%) and end-of-placement assessment by the industry supervisor (20%).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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