Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (2U 1I) (Work-based learning)

Campus

HELP Subang 2

Level of Study

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years

Intakes

Applicable to all intakes

Course Code

-

WBL (Work-based learning) is a platform that provides students with opportunities to undertake units of study for which credit is awarded though work placements. Students can develop industry specific skills and knowledge from the workplace environment – this will help them to meet the learning outcomes of their programme. Through WBL, students should also be able to develop and enhance their employability skills and be provided with a range of opportunities relevant to employability and career development.


Within the context of the BIT (Hons), students may spend at least two years studying at HELP and one year at work placement.

Advantages of WBL

  • foster learning autonomy, self-development, self-appraisal and synthesis theory with practice
  • develop specialist knowledge and skills by using the workplace as a context for project-based or practice evidenced learning
  • obtain an understanding of employment opportunities ad responsibilities through direct on-the-job experience
  • develop employability skills
  • obtain WBL that can lead to full-time employment after graduation
  • enhance professional development and future career paths
  • develop a greater sense of responsibility and work habits necessary for individual maturity and job competency

While the WBL is optional, placement will depend on:

  • the student’s CGPA
  • approval from academic department (interview process)
  • availability of places
  • acceptance from the organisation (interview process)
  • completion of ALL Year 1 & 2 subjects (including the five MPU subjects)

PROGRAMME SUBJECTS

  • Final Year Project I
  • Final Year Project II
  • Industrial Internship
  • Business Development Plan
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Management, Ethics and Security
  • Web Technologies
  • Mobile Application Development

DO THE STUDENTS NEED TO ATTEND CLASSES WHILST THEY ARE WORKING?

  • The students will be required to have regular contact with their academic supervisors (approx 30 mins per subject per week), and they can access the subject content on the e-learning site.

DO THE STUDENTS NEED TO SIT FOR ANY EXAMS FOR THE SUBJECTS THAT THEY ARE TAKING WHILST AT THEIR WORKPLACE?

  • Some of the subjects require presentations and reports; some require reports and exams.

WILL THE STUDENTS BE PAID DURING THE ONE-YEAR INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?

  • Normally allowances are paid to students – however, the quantum will vary from organisation to organisation.

WILL THE STUDENTS NEED TO PAY TUITION FEES DURING THE ONE-YEAR INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?

  • As this WBL is part of their academic programme of study, the students will need to pay tuition fees for the subjects that they are enrolled in. They will not need to pay the resource fee.

IS THE ONE-YEAR INDUSTRY PLACEMENT COMPULSORY?

  • The WBL is a mechanism to enhance graduate employability and is provided as an optional pathway. The students can opt to continue to study at the University.

WHEN IS THE LATEST A STUDENT CAN DECIDE TO APPLY FOR THE ONE-YEAR INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?

  • Start of Year 2.

WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS FOR STUDENTS ON INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS?

  • Students have to adhere to the organisation’s practices and procedures.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE STUDENT SHOULD FAIL A SUBJECT WHILST AT THE WBL ORGANISATION?

  • Depending on the recommendations from the student’s WBL coach and academic supervisor, the student may have to enroll in the subject again and resubmit his/her assessment items whilst at the WBL organisation; or he/she may have to return to the University to study the subject.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE STUDENT IS SACKED FROM THE WBL ORGANISATION?

  • He/she will need to return to the University to continue his/her studies.

DOES THE STUDENT HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL THE FIVE MPU SUBJECTS?

  • Students must complete all graduating requirements.

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