Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture per semester
1 x 480-hour industry placement per semester
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ENGR3750 - Workplace Preparation
2 ^ 1 of ENGR3704, ENGR9704
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR9403, STEM9001 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Logbook, Poster, Presentation, Report
Topic description
This topic comprises at least 12 weeks of work experience as approved by the topic co-ordinator. Students must undertake their engineering work experience in an appropriate field of study.
Educational aims
Students are required to undertake a period of at least 12 weeks of full-time Cooperative Work Experience with a placement provider. 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, students 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.