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.
group supervision 3 hrs/week
2000wd Proposal and Presentation (10%); 5000wd Written Report and Built Work (60%); In-progress Presentation (5%); Final Presentation (20%); Research Journal (5%)
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.
48 credit points including (18 credit points from IDEA9103 and IDEA9105 and IDEA9106) and [18 credit points from (IDEA9101 and IDEA9102) or (IDEA9201 and IDEA9202)]