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SEP701 - Introduction to Engineering Professional Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:
Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tim Bodisco
Trimester 2: Tim Bodisco
Trimester 3: Tim Bodisco



Must be enrolled in S788, S688, S756, S757, S758, S759

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight 


Not only are employers seeking engineering graduates with good technical knowledge, they are also demanding that they have well-developed professional skills. Even though you may have been working in the industry for a number of years, professional skills are a living skills, requiring ongoing improvement. SEP701 is designed for students who have experience working in industry but need further development in evidencing professional skills. Students will identify professional skills that they have developed through their work activities in the field of engineering and explore what constitutes evidence and how to document evidence for credentialing purposes.



These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply principles of self-reflection to identify relevant professional knowledge and skills for practice in the Engineering profession.

GLO6: Self-management


Assess work practices and performance outcomesand prepare documentation that culminates evidence of work activities and practice.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Reflective report Written report, 2,500-word maximum 40% Week 8
Career professional development report Written report, 2,500-word maximum 45% Week 12
Online discussion Online reflection 15% Throughout the trimester then final submission week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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