Assignments

Introduction

There may appear to be a lot of content here, but basically it boils down to this. You will pass once you have;

* completed 400 hours of professional work experience (must exceed 800 hours with ENGR391 hours included) and
* written a reflective report demonstrating you derived useful learning from the experience.

Most students find work either through building industry connections or Summer of Tech. Ensure you are signed up for Summer of Tech and put time in your calendar to attend industry events.

Time spent in non-tech jobs can count for up to half your hours as the soft skills in most jobs are also needed in the IT workplace.

Advice on where to find jobs.

CV workshops

Interview workshops

Any questions, pop in to see Matt (CO354) or email Matt.Stevens@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Lectures

There are no lectures for this course. There will be regular workshops on topics of interest, hosted by the school and by our partners Summer of Tech, Engineering NZ, Institute of IT Professionals and VUW's Career Services.

Professional Work Experience

Work is typically recorded over summer where you will accumulate around 400+ hours over 10-12 weeks. However other work models exist.

You need 800 hours in total to be awarded your degree, at least half must be in an IT workplace, applying your degree under industry supervision. Up to 400 hours can be claimed from paid non-technical work as the soft skills you practise in most work environments also apply to tech workplaces.

For example, Macca's, Data Entry and Research Assistant work may each be claimed as part of the first 400 hours. But they do not meet the requirement of work in the IT industry, applying your degree under industry supervision.

There is a lot of variation in work offers, chat with your work experience coordinator as needed.

Completing ENGR491

To complete ENGR491, you should have;

* completed 400 hours of professional work experience (must exceed 800 hours with ENGR391 hours included)
* written a reflective report demonstrating you derived useful learning from the experience.