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EG5300 - Engineering Practice

Credit points: 6
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Engineering Practice subject focuses on giving students a first-hand industry work experience in related engineering disciplines to produce job ready graduates. Students are required to complete online modules (15 hours total) on career development, developed by JCU Careers, before starting their Engineering Practice. Online career modules develop resume writing skills, interview techniques, team work and effective workplace communication skills. In Engineering Practice, students work in engineering projects in industries, under a supervision of a professional engineer for 130 hours, spread over 12 weeks. Students may work in one or more projects and be associated with one or more industries to meet the Engineering Practice requirements. Students are required to reflect their learnings in the ePortfolios; they are also strongly advised to keep weekly journals of work logs. Students are required to submit an internship report and deliver a presentation.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify critical aspects of professional behaviour within the professional context and conduct themselves accordingly;
  • engage in a professional project with a degree of independence and professional accountability, in accordance with Engineers Australia code of ethics;
  • demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and professional judgement by finding solutions to complex industry problems;
  • professionally communicate, in both written and oral forms, to multi-disciplinary teams and target audiences;
  • engage and negotiate with team members and stakeholders on a project in a workplace setting;
  • critically reflect on skills, knowledge and attitudes to develop and manage professional learning and employability and prepare for future employment.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (15%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Industry Report and Project Presentation - (35%) - Group
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance - (15%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EG5200


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops
  • 7 weeks professional Experience

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops
  • 7 weeks professional Experience

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.