SEP499 - Professional Engineering Practice


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement
Trimester 2: Placement
Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Completion of STP010 and at least 12 credit points (including RPL) in SE, SI or SLE-coded units.
For students enrolled in S752: STP710 and completion of at least 8 credit points in level 7 SE-coded units.


Must be enrolled in course S367, S367K, S368, S460, S461 S462, S463, S464, S465, S752

Incompatible with:


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 - campus

Students are required to complete a placement (minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 60 days) with an approved organisation. Students are required to complete Ready: WIL Placement Unit Induction module, on the unit site, before commencing their placement. Students undertaking a 30 day placement will be required to complete alternative professional development experiences and assessments that are equivalent to 225 hours of placement activity.


This unit requires students to complete and submit documentation for placement approval.  For more information and to complete the application process: please refer to the Professional Engineering practice or email

Students cannot enrol in the unit or commence a placement without written approval. Placements can be completed in Australia or overseas.

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.


This unit enables students studying an undergraduate accredited engineering course to engage in work integrated learning through professional engineering practice experience and continuous professional development (CPD) with a suitable organisation (or organisations). Placements must be approved by the Unit Chair before commencement and must be for a minimum of 30 working days (225 hours). Thus the course requirements can be completed in up to two separately approved professional engineering practice placements.

This practice-based experience for students is intended to enable the development and advancement of professional practice knowledge and skills typically sought from graduate professional engineers (as defined by the Australian engineering profession). All associated learning and assessment activities for this unit are cloud-based (online).

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must 

  • Complete a pre-employability preparation READY module prior to day 1 of work placement
  • Achieve a mark of at least 50% on the final report.

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