Courses & Units

STEM Work Integrated Learning KAA315

Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides an opportunity for students to undertake work integrated learning in the fields of science and engineering to support preparation for the world of work. This may take the form of a work placement that provides an opportunity for students to put into practice their knowledge, skills dispositions and qualities. It may include professional work within the University, government agency or business within an appropriate laboratory or industrial setting or working in a small group for an organisation.

The aim of work integrated learning is to enable students to develop a sound understanding of the role and relevance of science and engineering in meeting business needs by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications and experiences in an authentic context. Students will have the opportunity to engage in problem-solving, investigate, or undertake a task whilst gaining demonstrating personal and professional responsibility, including self-motivation and independent learning, working cooperatively and respectfully with colleagues, and exercising professional judgement within relevant codes of ethics.

The work placement experience will help students gain an improved knowledge of organisations that employ science and engineering graduates, workplace culture and career pathways. Students will develop a richer appreciation of the graduate qualities required for science and engineering professionals, participate in work teams, comply with norms and rules of the business, and recognise personal strengths and areas for development through personal reflection and feedback from their host organisation. They will cooperate within groups and adopt and practise professional ethics that influence work behaviour.

The work placement will consist of 70 hours (Weeks 4 – 12 inclusive). The responsibility for researching, planning and securing of a relevant professional work placement will reside with the student. Unit enrolment requires students to successfully complete two early engagement activities as part of securing a successful work placement by the end of Week 3.

Students must seek approval from the unit co-ordinator to enrol in this unit.  Please email c.adams@utas.edu.au

Summary

Unit name STEM Work Integrated Learning
Unit code KAA315
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline College Office - CSE
Coordinator

Dr Chris Adams

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 28/10/2019 20/11/2019 23/12/2019 16/2/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 019999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Teaching pattern is flexible (equivalent to 13 weeks). Individual pattern of tuition to be determined and agreed to by co-ordinator and student.

Assessment

AT1 Expression of interest, cv and risk analysis (30%); AT2 document a daily diary in the workplace (activities, interaction with supervisor and colleagues, your experience, feedback) and employer exit survey (40%); AT3 reflection on professional work (30%)

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Textbooks

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