Year
2021
Units
13.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture per semester
1 x 1-day seminar per semester
1 x 20-week industry placement per semester
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently

% = any matching topic, eg BIOL1% includes BIOL1101, BIOL1102 etc
1 63 units of topics
2 ^ ENGR3704 - Project Management for Engineering and Science
2a ^ ENGR9704 - Engineering Management
3 ENGR3750 - Workplace Preparation
4 Admission into BENG%
4a Admission into MEBBC-B Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours), M Engineering (Biomedical)
4b Admission into MEBMC-B Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours), M Engineering (Biomedical)
4c Admission into MEEC-B Engineering (Robotics) (Honours), M Engineering (Electronics)
Must Satisfy: (1 and (2 or 2a) and 3 and (4 or 4a or 4b or 4c))
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator approval is required for enrolment in this topic. Students should apply via courseadvice.se@flinders.edu.au.
Enrolment not permitted
1 of COMP3792, ENGR3700, STEP3700, STEP3710, STEP5700, STEP5710 has been successfully completed
Course context

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.

Topic description

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:

  1. Contribute to a technical, engineering related project
  2. Understand the structure and operation of the company or organisation, and its responsibilities to shareholders, employees, customers, and the general public
  3. Understand the influences of commercial, economic, social, cultural, political, legal, industrial and environmental issues affecting companies, organisations or employees that undertake engineering work
Educational aims

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.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Have an insight and understanding of the nature and complexities of engineering project work within industrial and/or research organisations
  2. Understand the structure and operation of the company or organisation, and its responsibilities to shareholders, employees, customers, and the general public
  3. Understand the influences of commercial, economic, social, cultural, political, legal, industrial and environmental issues affecting companies, organisations or employees that undertake engineering work
  4. Appreciate the responsibilities, roles, attitudes, values, priorities, judgement and work methods of practising professional engineers in industry
  5. Communicate effectively in a range of technical and business solutions
  6. Exhibit maturity in their own professional attitudes, and reconcile the obligations, responsibilities and actions of professional engineers with their own values
  7. Possess a greater international perspective