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.

Please visit UniHub for engineering opportunities

SEL703 Professional Practice

The aim of the Professional 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. SEL703 is available in all trimesters.

Options to meet unit requirements include:

  • Placement Option 1: Minimum of 225 hours (equivalent to 30-days full-time with an additional 225 hours of  continuing professional development (CPD) assessments.
  • Placement Option 2: Minimum of 450 hours (equivalent to 60-days full-time)

This unit is compulsory for Engineers Australia accreditation.

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

SEL703 Professional Practice

Pre-requisites

This is a core unit in the suite of engineering courses, S460, S461, S462, S463, S464, S465 This is an optional core unit (SEP701) in the suite of engineering courses S751, S752, S756, S757, S758, S759.

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 RI result.

Academic queries

SEL703 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 the Industry Placement 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 on sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au

SEP701 Engineering Professional Practice

SEP701 Engineering Professional Practice

Pre-requisites

SEP701 is a unit designed to enhance your professional skills. If you already have industry experience or are not successful in gaining a placement (through the SEL703 unit), you will be required to complete this alternative core unit.

SEP701 is also available as an additional elective if you complete (or intend to complete) SEL703.

Academic queries

SEP701 Unit Chair:  Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Contact us

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

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