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SEP702 - Mastery of Engineering


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):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Tim Bodisco
Trimester 2: Tim Bodisco
Trimester 3: Tim Bodisco

SEP701 Introduction to Engineering Professional Practice, plus satisfactory achievement of at least 6 credentials.


Must be enrolled in S788

Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 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 consultation session per fortnight


In SEP702, students will be required to utilise their knowledge and experience from the workplace to contribute to and advance trends and practices in their field of engineering. This unit is designed for the student to demonstrate mastery through the design and development of an industry standard training program or by theorising practice through a publication as described in the pathways below.

Teaching Path (i.e. industry training) – Students will demonstrate mastery by developing a training program for an engineering organisation.  This will require scholarly work describing the content of the training activity and effectively communicating knowledge and skills to other individuals.

Publication Path – Student will be required to write a paper ready for publication in a journal in the engineering discipline.

In order to judge the holistic vision of the student, there will be a requirement for a presentation to an assessment panel.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating a substantial contribution to knowledge and/or scholarship within a field of engineering.

GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking


Articulate aspirations and intended activities through a contract to create workplace learning opportunities or to effectively theorise practice and thereby demonstrate expertisepersonal and professional capabilities and competencies.

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO6: Self-management


Apply critical analysis and reflection to ethically research synthesiseevaluate and disseminate complex engineering informationproblemsconceptsinterpretations and theories to engage a range of audiences in cognitive and technical discussions.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Effectively disseminate deliverables to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field.

GLO2: Communication


Demonstrate autonomyexpert judgementadaptability initiativeresilience and responsibility as a professional practitioner or researcher.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6: Self-management
GLO8: Global citizenship

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


Assessment Description Student output Weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Typically due 
Teaching Path:
Needs analysis report Written report, 1,500-word maximum 5% Week 1
Learning contract Written report, 2,000-word maximum 15% Week 3
Poster presentation 10-minute presentation 20% Week 7
Training and assessment material Assessment designs, lesson plans, resources 40% Week 12
Showcase portfolio portfolio 20% Week 13
Publication Path:
Needs analysis report Written report, 1,500-word maximum 5% Week 1
Learning contract Written report, 2,000-word maximum 15% Week 3
Poster presentation 10-minute presentation 20% Week 7
Professional paper (for journal)

Written paper

40% Week 12
Research portfolio portfolio 20% Week 13

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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the training and assessment material task (for teaching path) or the professional paper (for publication path).

Learning Resource

Details regarding essential learning resources will be provided in the unit site (accessed in DeakinSync).

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