Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit allows Computer Science students to gain credit for supervised projects in working situations in the public and private sectors. It supports students to apply, enhance, and develop generic and/or specific skills gained through their Computer Science studies in an industry context. It offers students access to professional responsibilities, participation in group and/or independent problem-solving scenarios, and exposure to workplace practices and communication (written and oral). It also supports students to articulate their skills and experience for employment contexts.

Please visit the WIL Placements and Internships page for more information about the WIL program.

This unit is not available for self-enrolment. Students should first confirm their course can accommodate a WIL unit, that they have space in the teaching period, and that they meet the unit prerequisites. Students must submit an expression of interest by the published deadline in SoniaOnline, 8-12 weeks before the desired teaching period. In SoniaOnline students are guided through the process of securing an internship/placement, which is a component of the unit. Due to the competitive nature of securing a placement, enrolment in a WIL unit is not guaranteed. Enrolments in WIL units are subject to approval by the University. A student who withdraws from a WIL placement after confirmation of placement with the host organisation will be declared to have failed the unit unless the School is satisfied that there were exceptional circumstances to justify withdrawal. Who can apply for this unit?

Undergraduate students who have completed 96 credit points and are enrolled in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science program OR MJD-CMPSC Computer Science major with CITS3009 in its unit sequence, can apply to take the WIL Internship Program.

Undergraduate students who don't meet these requirements may email the unit coordinator with their reasons for wanting to apply for the program, and the unit coordinator may grant permission to apply. Please note that students would still need to complete the competitive application and selection process, and that permission from the unit coordinator does not guarantee a placement and subsequent enrolment in the unit.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) apply technical, communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (2) demonstrate a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently where required; (3) create a proposal and final report with the approval of the host supervisor; (4) perform tasks set by an employer to a high standard; and (5) critically reflect on experience in the workplace.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work placement hours and timesheets; (2) reflection report; and (3) career planning activities. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the reflection report component.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours]
or Enrolment in
MJD-CMPSC Computer Science

and Successful completion of
96 points
WILG3001 Work Integrated Learning Internship Program
or WILG2201 Work Integrated Learning Internship Program
Advisable prior study
CITS3403 Agile Web Development (ID 413)
Contact hours
Industry experience: 100 hours
Online sessions with Unit Coordinator: 1- 2 hours fortnightly
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.