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EG5300 - Engineering Practice

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
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

  • effectively communicate, both written and oral, with professionals and community members;
  • demonstrate understanding and application of Engineers Australia code of ethics and professional accountabilities;
  • describe structure, capabilities, and responsibilities of various roles in engineering projects and workplaces;
  • apply sustainable engineering practices and operational health and safety practices;
  • work in a team within a professional environment; and exhibit self-management skills and pro-active demeanour.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Project report - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Proposal 5% Internship performance 15% Peer Evaluation 5% - (25%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (15%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EG5200

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops
  • 7 weeks professional Experience

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
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.