PPMP20017 - Project Management Internship

General Information

Unit Synopsis

An internship provides you with real project management experience while working with an employer (work-integrated learning). You will integrate knowledge and skills gained while studying your discipline units, with their application in the workplace to further develop your project management competencies. You will document and reflect on your learning experiences and on the employer's contribution to your professional development.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: You must have completed all units in your course except this one and passed all those units on the first attempt. If you do not pass all prior units on the first attempt, you will not be eligible to enrol in this unit and therefore you must either enrol in 'Research Stream' units or 'Practicum Stream' units.

Anti-requisites: If you have completed any units from the 'Research Stream' or 'Practicum Stream' you cannot enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 90% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle
Feedback
This unit enables students to maximise their knowledge and skills in project management through the actual application of the concepts in a real project in the workplace. All aspects of the unit are good.
Recommendation
Will keep the learning and teaching experience at a high level and progressively improve the unit
Action Taken
The unit continued to offer the students real-life experience within a host organisation and promote progressive learning through progressive meetings with the students over the term.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
This unit helped students learn and practice on a practical basis which is very important.
Recommendation
Will keep the learning and teaching experience at a high level and progressively improve the unit
Action Taken
Students were able to comment on their roles within the host organisations and the Unit coordinator worked closely with the students' supervisors to address any concerns and support the students.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The unit offers a valuable opportunity to practice real-life experiences which shaped the students' learning.
Recommendation
Keep the good practice by offering the students the opportunity to have the internship within relevant host companies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The unit gives the students the opportunity to experience the working culture on an international platform. It allowed the students to develop other skills (eg: IT skills, stress management, communications etc) apart from Project management skills.
Recommendation
Ensure that the students are making progress in their internship and the allocated tasks meet their expectations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE/Email
Feedback
The unit seems to require lots of paperwork/ assessment to complete which takes extra effort.
Recommendation
A unit update proposal to review and update the assessment tasks as well as the unit learning outcomes is deemed necessary since the unit is now being part of the Master of Construction Management course.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply project management knowledge and skills in the workplace
  2. Communicate an understanding of the relevant legal and ethical issues related to the project management profession
  3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace, either as member of a project team, a project manager, or a shadow to a project manager
  4. Critically reflect on strengths and weaknesses in knowledge and skills related both to project management and workplace experience.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment