Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG454
Subject Name Professional Experience
Credit Points 0
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Written report (guidelines available from Engineering Enquiry Centre)
General Subject No.

Subject Description
As a requirement for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, students are required to obtain at least 12 weeks approved professional experience in a relevant industry during the course and submit a report to the satisfaction of the Discipline Directors of Studies. It is preferable that candidates undertake this requirement during the summer recess, between the third and fourth years of the BE degree. Exemption from the requirement will be given to a student who has passed one or more of the Professional Option subjects. Refer to Discipline Directors of Studies for details.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Expose the student to an industrial/professional environment in order to appreciate the various activities associated with engineering in practice.
2. Allow the student to observe and undertake tasks in practical aspects of investigations, design and construction of engineering works as a complement to theoretical studies.
3. Instil confidence in the student to take up positions that require responsibility, motivation, decision making and communication with other people in the work.
4. Satisfy requirements for the degree by professional bodies, such as Engineers Australia.