BUSN3348 Business Practicum

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit gives students in their second or third academic year the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement within an organisation normally outside the University. Placements may be advertised in the Business School or be arranged by students themselves. A placement can involve a specific project, where the student works on the solution to a problem or explore possibilities for an organisation, the placement may be in the nature of an unpaid or paid internship, where students gain relevant work experience in a business environment. Students undertaking an internship need to demonstrate how they are able to make a valuable contribution to the hosting organisation and how they expect the internship to benefit their university studies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically evaluate and apply discipline knowledge to a work environment; (2) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (3) negotiate and plan a proposal and prepare a final report in a discipline related to their chosen major(s); (4) perform tasks set by an employer to a satisfactory standard; (5) reflect and report on the experience in the workplace; and (6) acquire skills needed for successful transition to the workplace.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) careers workshops or related professional development activities; (2) 30 Hour challenge and placement review; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Peter Robinson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Students must be matched with a project and have completed at least two Level 2 units in the degree specific major relevant to the project before they can enrol in this unit.
Approved quota: 30—achieved prerequisite, academic merit, relevance of placement and availability of supervision
Contact hours
work in a company: 100 hours; plus proposal and report writing
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