UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BUSN3348 Business Practicum

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Design 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 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 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 Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr 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
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN3348/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN3348/SEM-2/2017
TS-Q-1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN3348/TS-Q-1/2017

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