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SEP490 - Engineering Work Experience

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

From 2018, SEP490 has been replaced by SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice (1 credit point).

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):0
EFTSL value:0.000
Unit chair:

Simon Cavenett (Trimester 1 and 2), Jorg Schluter (Trimester 3)




Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering and associated combined degrees.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: As organised with the Unit Chair. No compulsory campus attendance requirement.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. As organised with the Unit Chair. No compulsory campus attendance requirement.


Delays in completing the placement could mean that the course will take longer to complete than the stated duration.  Attendance at the placement may be required outside the trimester dates.


Before students are eligible to graduate from the undergraduate Engineering courses, they must undertake a minimum cumulative total of at least 60 working days of suitable practical experience during their course program. This experience may be in an engineering workplace or laboratory, where the student will be exposed to professional engineers and engineering associates carrying out the duties. The experience need not be gained at a single organisation or in a single block of time. Students typically enrol in this unit in the trimester during which, or immediately after, the minimum cumulative total of working days of work experience is achieved.  The objective of the work experience requirement is so that students learn about real situations in engineering practice from their personal experience of participation and observation in an engineering workplace, develop or enhance a direct understanding of how organisations operate, and enhance their understanding of the engineering profession prior to graduate professional practice.


Two assessment tasks (Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) questionnaire 50%, engineering work experience report 50%)

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