SEP490 - Engineering Work Experience

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):0
EFTSL value:0.000
Cohort rule:(This unit is a requirement for students who commenced the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology from 2005 onwards)
Unit chair:

S Cavenett




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

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate from the undergraduate Engineering courses, they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks (BE) or 8 weeks (BTech) of suitable practical experience during their 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 will be expected to record their experiences in a logbook and to provide a written report detailing their impressions and learning outcomes gained during their work experience. The acceptability or otherwise of the employment experience, and the period of that type of experience that may be credited will be determined by the unit chair in consultation with the representative of the relevant academic management group. This unit will enable students to: learn about real situations in engineering practice via personal experience of an engineering workplace, develop a direct understanding of how organisations operate, increase awareness of the nature of the engineering profession.


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