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ENG3001 - Work experience in industry 1

SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): G P Codner

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Off-campus Day)

Synopsis

This unit comprises full time work place experience in an engineering based organisation for one semester. Students will gain skills in relation to obtaining the position, application of engineering theory in the real world, and a better appreciation of the engineering profession, and will be more motivated on returning to study and better prepared to enter the work force on graduation.

Objectives

At the completion of the unit students are expected to have:

  1. developed better job application and interview skills
an appreciation of what engineering involves
  1. applied and further developed their engineering knowledge and skills in relation to their specific discipline
  2. developed greater motivation and enhanced learning ability and understanding on return to study
  3. developed work-readiness skills not possible through class room learning.

Assessment

Students will be expected to maintain a weekly journal where they should reflect on the progress they are making in their professional and personal development. A work place experience interim report must be submitted to the student's academic supervisor at the end of the semester. The report will contain a number of Engineers Australia competencies, which must be commented against in relation to the student's personal development and experience. The report is expected to be no more than 750 words in length. A brief oral presentation at the end of a student's work place experience. This will normally be at the end of ENG3002. Only students completing one semester of the program will give an oral presentation at the end of ENG3001.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Full time employment

Prerequisites

Must have passed 96 credit points

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