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41028 Engineering Work Experience

Requisite(s): ( 41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1 OR ((41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1 OR 42015 Engineering Practice in an Australian Context)))
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)


This is a 0-credit-point subject that supports students while they are working in industry or the community for the purpose of gaining experience in the practice of engineering. Through engaging in practice-oriented education and regular reflection, students are provided with the opportunity to discover engineering workplace culture and to develop their basic technical and professional skills.

Engineering educators, as well as engineering employers, have long recognised the value of integrating practical experience with academic studies. Each student's experience is unique. Employer or host organisations are not expected to provide formal training although some may choose to do so. Students are instead required to become active learners and seek opportunities to fulfil the objectives of this experience module. It is expected that students gain this level of experience early in their academic program.

The professional engineering practice stream is based on a preparation subject, a work experience subject and a reflection subject. This is the work experience (middle) subject in the program. This subject involves students observing, practicing and reflecting on their development in basic technical and professional competencies.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.