WBL8020 Workplace-based Project (2 units)
The student will work and study at the same time, by looking at some agreed feature of the student's usual work. With the help and support of an adviser, the student will look at appropriate literature, and may additionally study other courses, to gain a higher level of understanding, while investigating processes or procedures in the workplace, with the aim of looking at possible improvements that could be of benefit to the work-place. The insights that the student will have as a result of experience and expertise will provide a much sharper, and more realistic focus than would otherwise be possible. The student may, where necessary, develop appropriate research instruments / methodology to collect appropriate data which will subsequently be analysed. Alternatively, the student may develop something that is completely new, perhaps as a product or process. It is the student learning that has taken place that will be evaluated when the student writes a report on the project, which may also summarise new, high-level knowledge relating to professional practice. The course will be a pass/fail course. It is expected that the student's work will be of the highest professional standard.