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IDEA9311: IDEA Research Internship

2024 unit information

This unit allows students to collaborate with a private partner on a project with a strong design research character. Such project would typically not be connected to the direct commercial goals, require a certain degree of risk, and necessitate a level of technical and design expertise that is not available by the private partner. The unit coordinator can choose to offer pre-approved client briefs from known external partners to interested students. Students need to submit a written project proposal, detailing the project objectives, the approach, the intended outcomes and timeline of the internship, and the agreement from the private partner. The proposal must describe how the outcomes of the internship will include design research work that has a clear relationship to the skills and knowledge taught in the MIDEA program. The project is written up into a final report, and may include evidence and documentation of Built Work.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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48 credit points including (12 credit points from IDEA9105 and IDEA9106), and (12 credit points from IDEA9202) and (any 12 credit points of the following units IDEA9103 or IDEA9201 or DESN9001 or DESN9003 or DESN9002 or DESN9004)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. plan, scope and manage an independent research-based project in conjunction with an industry partner
  • LO2. critically engage with published scholarship and trusted sources of data to identify gaps and contributions in knowledge
  • LO3. select and apply appropriate research methods to answer well-formulated research questions
  • LO4. communicate persuasively through diverse forms of media the value and validity of design research proposals, findings and solutions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • LO5. work independently, with an ability to make independent judgements, reflect, self-evaluate and self-improve, and incorporate the guidance and feedback of others.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

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Additional advice

Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester. Internship must end before end of semester. Advanced standing will not be granted for this unit of study.