Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)G P Codner


This unit comprises full time work place experience in an engineering based organisation for one semester. Students will gain skills in relation to 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.


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

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


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 final 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 stage two 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.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kris Ryan

Off-campus attendance requirements

Full time employment


Must have passed 96 credit points including ENG3001