Engineering Placement Information

An internship/placement is designed to give you first-hand discipline-specific experience working within industry. You are able to undertake a placement as part of your course and receive credit towards your degree. You will have the opportunity to network, develop or update your professional skills and prepare for your future career, which is valuable no matter what your level of experience.

SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice

The aim of the Professional Engineering Practice unit is to:

  • enable you to advance your knowledge and existing skill set
  • give you an opportunity to gain experience in your field of choice and develop networks.

For this unit you are required to source your own course related placement. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 20 day blocks and a total of 60 days. SEP499 is available in all trimesters.

We would recommend you complete the 60 days over the trimester 3 period so you can fully engage in the experience and thoroughly develop your employability skills.

SEP499 Professional Practice

Pre-requisites

This is a core unit in the suite of engineering courses S460, S461, S462, S463 and S465.

Students to achieve a cumulative total of 60 working days minimum (normally 12 full time working weeks) by placement (or multiple placements) proposed, approved and undertaken while enrolled in this unit. This is compulsory for Engineers Australia accreditation.

This unit remains open once a student is enrolled until the time their placement is finished. At the end of trimester, if incomplete, the student will receive an XA result.

  • You must have passed STP010 Career Tools for Employability and met the other prerequisite requirement of 12 completed units within the course (including CPL)

Academic queries

SEP499 Unit Chair: Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Apply

Please refer to Preparing and sourcing your WIL Placement for useful information.

Before you send the Placement Agreement to the organisation, please contact the WIL Team to determine if the faculty has an existing agreement with the organisation

To apply, visit InPlace where you will complete an application and attach the agreement and relevant Industry & Student Application Form for your placement. See Self-Placement Student Instructions (PDF, 476.7KB) for assistance on how to complete this step.

Note: When submitting your attachments in InPlace, please make sure you click ‘Upload’ and then 'Save'.

Contact us

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

SEBE WIL Team
Email: eng-professionalpractice@deakin.edu.au

SEL703 Postgraduate Engineering Internship

SEL703 Internship-Engineering

Pre-requisites

Duration: 120-160 hours

Offered:

  • Trimester 1 (March to June)
  • Trimester 2 (July to October)
  • Trimester 3 (November to February)

The Postgraduate Engineering Internship is for Master of Engineering (Professional) students only.

SEL703 is a university unit and attracts normal tuition fees.
Internships are normally unpaid.

  • Currently enrolled in S751 Master of Engineering (Professional)
  • A minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70
  • Successfully completed STP710, SEB711, SEB725, SET721 and SEN700
  • Availability to attend interview/s as required during the preceding trimester
  • Availability to attend a Pre-Placement Briefing which prepares you for industry placements.

Academic queries

SEL703 Unit Chair:  Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Apply

There are two options for completing SEL703:

  1. If you have a WAM of 70 or more, you are able to apply for a Faculty-sourced placement opportunity. Please note there are limited opportunities available and you are also encouraged to self-source a placement.
  2. If your WAM is below 70, you are able apply for a self-sourced placement

For self-sourced placements, the SEBE WIL Team require 10 working days for processing. All applications must be received 2 weeks prior to the beginning of trimester.

Apply for a Faculty-sourced placement (WAM 70+)

Faculty-sourced placement opportunities will be advertised on the Master of Engineering (Professional) course site (accessed via DeakinSync) and via email to students enrolled in the course. Review the position description and requirements to ensure you are suited to the role.

To apply, submit your application to the SEBE WIL Team via email at sebe-eng-wil@deakin.edu.au by the specified closing date and attach the following:

  • brief cover letter explaining your reasons for applying and how your skills and experience are matched to the role
  • A copy of your updated resume including educational background, technical skills, employment experience, achievements, voluntary work and any other relevant information
  • An email from DeakinTALENT confirming your resume meets baseline standard. Submit your resume for a baseline review
  • A completed course map signed by a Student Adviser confirming you have elective space in your course to include SEL703 and stating your current WAM.

Important:

  • We encourage you to include a School of Engineering academic referee in your resume. The academic staff member must know you well and you must first seek permission from them to be included.
  • If your resume does not meet the baseline standard, you can attend workshops offered by DeakinTALENT to help you improve your resume.

After applying:

  • The WIL Team will assess your application and you will be advised of the outcome and next steps via your Deakin email.
  • If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview with the host organisation.
  • If you are successful at the interview stage, the WIL Team will provide instructions for enrolment into SEL703 and the InPlace process.

Please note:

  • If your WAM is below 70, you may apply to self-source an internship through InPlace (details below).
  • Opportunities are advertised on various sites including the Course Hub, UniHub and other digital media.
  • You are encouraged to investigate potential opportunities yourself using a similar process to job searching.

Apply for self-sourced placement

As there are a limited number of Faculty-sourced internships, or for those students with a WAM below 70, you are able to self-source an internship. If you see an opportunity that aligns with your course work, we encourage you to apply to the organisation.

For self-sourced placements, you will need to meet the pre-requisite requirements of successfully completing STP710, SEN700, SEB725, SET721 and SEB711.

Please refer to Preparing and sourcing your WIL Placement for useful information.

The following documentation must be completed before submitting your application. Before you send the Placement Agreement to the organisation, please contact the WIL Team to determine if the Faculty has an existing agreement with the organisation.

To apply, visit InPlace where you will complete an application and attach the Agreement and relevant Industry & Student Application Form for your placement. See Self-Placement Student Instructions (PDF, 476.7KB) for assistance on how to complete this step.

Note: When submitting your attachments in InPlace, please make sure you click ‘Upload’ and then 'Save'.

Contact us

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

SEBE WIL Team
Email: sebe-eng-wil@deakin.edu.au

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