Industry Placement 1
Unit code: HDP050
|Credit points||37.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||4 days per week with employer|
Successful completion of Stage 2 i.e. 200 credit points of which 150 must be from Professional Major. A minimum of 100 credit points must be completed within the Faculty of Design. Minimum credit average in the two most recent semesters of study. Applicants with a minimum credit average are required to complete application forms and will be invited to attend both formal Faculty and industry interviews. Selection is made on the basis of this process.
An Elective unit of 12.5 credit points from any Stage 3 unit of study within the program.
Related course(s)An optional third year, first semester unit of study in the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design), Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Design), Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design), Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) and Bachelor of Film and Television.
Aims and objectives
Students are placed in an appropriate industrial situation organised by the Faculty of Design and supervised by both academic staff and professional practitioners.
Summative assessment occurs at the completion of the placement and is based on the submission of a reflective journal and exhibiting an information poster in the Industry Placement Exhibition. An academic supervisor, in liaison with the employer, will also provide formative assessment throughout the semester to support participants in developing skills and understanding relevant to the professional environment.
Generic skills outcomes
This unit aims to provide experiential, discipline-specific learning in an authentic, real-world environment. Through observation, enquiry and practice under the supervision and guidance of professional practitioners and an academic mentor, students will engage in professional experiences, test and critically assess their learning to date. The experience contextualises existing design skills within an understanding of the impact of client, customer, team dynamics and direction in the design process.