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MMS3901

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Derrick Martin

Synopsis

Students will work 12 hours per week for a 15 week period (or the summer equivalent) at a commercial multimedia studio. There under the joint supervision of an industry sponsor and their lecturer, students will undertake a portfolio of commercial projects for business, government, university, or non-government organisations. All projects will be driven by client requirements and timetables. Work will be supervised and subject to formal peer review by unit participants and formal review by peers and an academic lecturer.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • managing pressures of commercial service delivery including managing client expectations and balancing workload;
  • the roles and responsibilities of clients, strategists, designers and developers in a commercial multimedia project;
  • applying commercially-accepted standard design, development, test and component re-use methodologies;
  • applying quality management, resource and business management practices in a professional environment;
  • the roles of commercially-standard methodologies, tools and techniques;
  • the roles of external service providers (e.g. ISPs, CD ROM duplication services, print services, image libraries);
  • the processes and components of quality and business management systems.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • adopt a professional service approach to the production of multimedia systems;
  • adopt a business-value oriented and customer-driven approach to creative design;
  • appreciate social and ethical behaviour.
Developed the skills to:
  • plan and manage the full range of activities in a multimedia systems project;
  • problem-solve and work to commercial standards;
  • manage sub-contracted services (e.g. CD ROM duplication services, printing services);
  • develop and deliver to strict, client-driven timelines, a multimedia system that meets the specified requirements and quality standards.
Demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
  • work within a team and discuss issues objectively;
  • develop leadership and management skills.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by Monash University staff in conjunction with the sponsoring organisation.
+ mid-placement evaluation based on production criteria: 20%
+ end-placement evaluation based on production criteria: 30%
+ staff assessment of students overall contribution (i.e. to design reviews, attitude, attendance, and quality/business system participation): 20%
+ work placement portfolio, including work diary: 20%
+ student oral presentation at end of placement: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Derrick Martin

Contact hours

12 hrs work/week at sponsoring business location for the duration of a standard Semester (15 week period). An equivalent total hourly period will be required for the summer semester.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for an industry placement, students must have completed all first year and second year, core units of a Multimedia Systems UG degree. Application by other students within the Faculty with equivalent standing will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must submit an application, including a folio of their work and undertake an interview with the sponsoring business and IT staff as part of a formal selection process.

Prohibitions

BUS2000, BUS3000, MMS2901, FIT3500

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/mms3901/