Students interested in doing an international practicum can apply through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) in the previous year by the deadline date in December to do their placements in Semester 2 of the following year. For more information on deadline dates and the application process, please refer to the website.
Given the December deadline in lodging the application through IAESTE and the lead time in arranging an international practicum, students are advised that they should enrol in this topic in December of the year prior to commencing the international practicum.
This topic comprises 20 weeks of work experience overseas according to a work plan approved by the student's academic supervisor.
Students are expected to:
Students undertake a period of at least 20 weeks (or an acceptable equivalent) of full-time Cooperative Work Experience with a placement provider located overseas, as listed in the University's Calendar. During this period, students will work under the general supervision of a practising engineer, and will perform a range of technical or management tasks.