Work Integrated Learning Postgraduate

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Subject Aim:

Work Integrated Learning permits students with developed skills in research procedures and methods to apply these skills in a real-world setting. This experience aims to assist students to participate as an emerging professional in the business community by investigating the operational requirements of the industry, examining multiple roles and responsibilities, adopting ethical practice, and integrating the learnt discipline, practical interpersonal and reflective knowledge in authentic, real-world professional contexts. The subject provides opportunities for students to articulate personal and professional suitability for employment in various fields of business.

Students will learn to identify a ‘research problem’ defined as something that constitutes an unaddressed question or difficulty, a market opportunity, a source of inefficiency, delay or frustration within the context of a given industry or organisation (relevant to the chosen major). More details on what constitutes a research problem can be found in the assessment description documents. The subject requires students to think critically, analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex data, problems, concepts and theories within the work setting. This will provide students with an experience in a junior- to middle-management position within the area of his or her specialisation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Interpret and execute the main research methods used in business contexts.
  2. Develop a meaningful research question to address a practical business problem.
  3. Collate and synthesise information in order to develop evidence-based and sustainable solutions for a business problem.
  4. Effectively communicate research outcomes to a range of organisational stakeholders
  5. Generate reflective insights on relevant professional expectations and career aspirations.


Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 15 & 16. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Please refer to the assignment guide on the Moodle site.