- Class Number 4460
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 12 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Penny Kyburz
- Dr Duncan Stevenson
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
This course will enable computer science students to develop competencies expected of professionals working in business, government or the broader community. The course coordinator will maintain a list of available internship opportunities for which students can apply. A holistic selection process will be used to select the best applicant for each opportunity. Students can also propose internships, but these will always be established following negotiations between the ANU and potential host organisations, and then offered to students along with other opportunities.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a personal commitment to ethical behaviour, competent practice, meeting legal and regulatory requirements, taking responsibility for their own work and acknowledging the work of others.
- Demonstrate a commitment to safety and sustainability, appropriate engagement with relevant stakeholders, and identify, assess and manage risk.
- Communicate effectively and work productively in a multi-disciplinary team, using initiative and sound judgement, to achieve defined workplace objectives.
- Apply their knowledge and skills in computer science to explore and critically analyse a real-world problem; using creativity and innovation, identify and critically evaluate potential solutions to the problem; choose and implement a particular solution; and critically evaluate and analyse the outcomes and impact of this solution.
Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Placements begin, Introduction Lecture, Mentoring Workshop|
|2||No scheduled activities|
|3||Academic Workshop, 1-on-1 Mentoring|
|4||Academic Workshop, Mentoring Circle||Statement of Work|
|6||Academic Workshop, Mentoring Circle||Feedback 1|
|7||Academic Workshop, 1-on-1 Mentoring||Reflection 1|
|9||Academic Workshop, Mentoring Circle||Poster & Pitch|
|10||Academic Workshop||Feedback 2|
|11||Academic Workshop, Mentoring Circle|
|12||Academic Workshop, Placement ends|
|13||Work Portfolio Package|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Statement of Work||20 %||1,2,3,4|
|Feedback & Reflection||40 %||1,2,3,4|
|Poster & Pitch||20 %||1,2,3,4|
|Work Portfolio Package||20 %||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Guideline and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Statement of Work
The aim of the Statement of Work is to demonstrate that you are prepared for the coming semester and should:
- Be signed/initialed by your host
- Articulate your host’s vision and objectives
- Describe the key stakeholders, what do they do, and how they interact
- Describe host and other stakeholder expectations
- Describe how your project will make things better for the host and other stakeholders
- Outline project milestones, scheduling and deliverables for the semester
- Define technical and other constraints (eg. reliability, security, safety)
- Identify resources, risks, potential costs and who will bear them
- Describe the setup of tooling for development, management of tasks, and project repository
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Feedback & Reflection
Two Feedback and Reflection cycles will take place throughout the semester.
Students will submit a Feedback report to audit their own project. Your host supervisor will also submit their Feedback report to provide feedback on the project. Feedback criteria:
- Outputs: how valuable is the student’s outputs to key stakeholders, given the level of effort and other resources available to them?
- Decision Making: how are the student’s processes for making, implementing, evaluating, and learning from decisions?
- Teamwork: how is the student working together with the host organisation to achieve project outcomes?
- Communication: how is the student communicating with, and managing the expectations of, key stakeholders?
- Reflection: how is the student reviewing feedback and acting on it to improve their performance?
Each student needs to reflect on the feedback they received so far and submit a Reflection report that explains how they will act on the feedback.
- You will receive a summary of feedback from your host supervisor and your self-evaluation that you can use for reflection. You can also reflect on feedback received on any other feedback received from your tutor, host, mentor, or peers.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Poster & Pitch
Produce a poster and pitch video that showcases your work.
- Posters must be submitted as an A1 size poster in PDF format that includes a link to your pitch video (on the poster).
- Pitch videos must be 2-3 minutes in length (and no longer or shorter).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Work Portfolio Package
The aim of the Work Portfolio Package (WPP) is to demonstrate your achievements and growth throughout your Internship program, it will consist of 2 components:
- Job application (10%)
- Portfolio piece (10%)
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Access and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
video games, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, player experience
Dr Penny Kyburz