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ENG4909 Work Experience - Professional

Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

Other requisites

Students will normally be completing the last year of their Bachelor Degree program.


Students must complete a minimum of 60 days of professional practice in their discipline field to be eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Engineering program. This work experience course is intended to enable students to document practical engineering and professional practice skills they acquire within the workplace. Work experience may be achieved in numerous ways ranging from roles as junior members of teams to tasks that form part of discrete engineering projects. This experience should enhance a student's ability to perform practical and project work, to be innovative, to solve problems and identify solutions, thereby developing engineering judgement. Students will prepare a career episode report (CER) of less than four pages in length in which they reflect on their acquired competencies and how they relate to at least four (4) Engineers Australia (EA) requirements for level 1 certification. A diary with regular entries must be maintained and periodically certified by the work experience provider as a true and faithful record of the hours the student has completed.

The CER prepared for ENG4909 may be used as a part of the required documentation when applying to Engineers Australia for registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer.
All students should demonstrate at least a basic achievement in four elements drawn from Appendix C, stage 1 competency units, Applicant's hand book for Chartered status, Engineers Australia.
On campus students are advised to contact the Industry Experience and Development Office at Student services for assistance with work experience queries.
Both on-campus and external students will be required to submit their CER and work diary electronically for review and assessment by the due date to permit timely assessment.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 External