INFO390-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Information Systems Internship

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


An information systems internship (or project) that enables real world work experience or the (further) development of knowledge and/or expertise in information systems related subjects. Development of problem solving, reflection, synthesis, project management, risk management and communication skills.

The information systems internship takes two basic forms. It may be project-based, whereby a student undertakes a specific project for a host as agreed to by the University, the student and the host, or it may be work experience-based, whereby the student spends time in an organisation undertaking relevant and appropriate work activities. However, these latter students would need to produce a negotiated deliverable during this time. Students may propose an internship themselves. Any such proposals must meet the criteria for the course and be approved by the Head of Department and the host.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the internship course will achieve the following outcomes:
1.  Develop a project proposal for the internship including a Project and Risk Management Plan and expected deliverables.
2.  Complete the internship to a standard that would be acceptable in industry.
3.  Reflect on the knowledge and skills that were needed to complete the internship, including:  (a) how they were developed during the internship, and (b) how they relate to other papers completed.
4.  Present the findings from the internship (including deliverables and learning) in different forms (i.e. Reflection of Learning Report and Final Presentation).

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


(1) 45 points at 200-level INFO; and (2) 15 points at 200-level INFO, COSC or SENG; and (3) Subject to Head of Department Approval


Course Coordinator

Andrew Maples


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Proposal 15%
Final Presentation 20%
Project Deliverables 25%
Report 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no required text book for the course.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems .

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