BUSN3348 Business Practicum

6 points
(see Timetable)
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
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.
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.
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
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
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.