UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ASIA3902 Special unit: NCP Mobility Mitsui Immersion Program

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Content The NCP Mobility Mitsui Immersion Program provides students with a unique immersive experience inside a large multinational Japanese corporation. This intensive two-week program develops participants understanding of Japanese and international business protocols, decision-making processes, and culture; as well as significantly deepening their cultural intelligence.

Participants will visit multiple companies and Japanese industries, including the Toyota factory floor and Kimitsu Steel Mill gaining insight into the Japanese business environment, Mitsui's place in it and their relations with Australia.

The program is offered in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney and with the support of the Australian government's New Colombo Plan funding initiative and as such the travel, accommodation and related expenses are covered as part of the program.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply knowledge and analytical skills of Japanese society acquired through this unit to their Japanese language or Asian Studies learning; (2) understand the socio-economic and cultural concepts and framework necessary for Japan and Asia-related units in the Humanities and Social Sciences; (3) apply this critical understanding to their own societies, thereby demonstrating 'ethical sensitivity towards our diverse and globalised world; (4) devise their own research topic in areas related to the unit drawing on the internship experience; (5) independently research that topic by collecting, reading and critically analysing data and information; (6) draw on research skills and express themselves clearly and persuasively in writing and orally; and (7) demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and/or in groups, as required by the internship.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) research paper; and (2) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Romit Dasgupta
Unit rules
Prerequisites: To be eligible for this unit, students must be Australian citizens (with a current Australian passport holder, with 6 months validity), have completed 48 points of study (with GPA of 70%) and be enrolled in a Japanese major or Asian Studies major. Due to the limited placements for this unit, students are also required to submit a written submission (800-1000 words) and if required, undergo an interview

Please note that, due to New Colombo Plan funding conditions, students with dual
Australian/Japan citizenship or permanent residency or students that have
previously held Japanese citizenship or permanent residency are not
eligible to apply for this unit.
Contact hours Pre departure orientation in November 2016
Travel to Japan 12 -25 February 2017
Note A student who withdraws from this unit after confirmation of their placement will be declared to have failed the unit unless the Faculty is satisfied that there were exceptional circumstances to justify withdrawal.

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