CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEP11006 Industry Practice 1
Industry Practice 1
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General Information

Overview

As a student enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering), you will apply skills and knowledge developed in the academic course to engineering practice in an industry-based, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context. You will identify and plan work placement objectives, document technical work practices and processes, and prepare a portfolio detailing your personal and professional growth in an industry-based engineering position. Note that you are required to undertake a minimum of 24 weeks of paid or unpaid work placement that may require relocation of accommodation to suit their employment.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEP11007 Engineering Employment Preparation Prerequisite

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
Weighting: 10%
2. Report
Weighting: 30%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback via unit evaluation and verbal communication.

Feedback

Students appreciate the opportunity to undertake a paid work placement as a part of their course.

Recommendation

Will continue to explore opportunities to grow the industry network and the diversity of placements available to students.

Feedback from Lecture feedback

Feedback

Improve the reflective writing skills of students related to their work placements.

Recommendation

Will monitor student writing skills in their summative assessments items and to provide constructive feedback. This hopefully will be acted upon in later assessment items.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Document work placement position requirements, objectives and plan
  2. Apply skills and knowledge developed in the academic course to engineering practice within an organisation
  3. Document engineering work practices and processes in a professional manner
  4. Develop and apply engineering practice skills and knowledge to complement the skills and knowledge developed in the course
  5. Review and assess personal and professional development achieved during the work placement.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans) - 10%
2 - Report - 30%
3 - Portfolio - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans) - 10%
2 - Report - 30%
3 - Portfolio - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom Capacity (webcam and microphone)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Andrew Hammond Unit Coordinator
a.hammond@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Commence development of work placement objectives and descriptions.

Commence work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Continue development of work placement objectives and descriptions.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Complete work placement planning and document Industry Practice Plan.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Industry Practice Plan Due: Week 3 Friday (26 Mar 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Commence assessment against objectives documented in your Industry Practice Plan.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Continue assessment against objectives documented in your Industry Practice Plan.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Complete assessment against objectives documented in your Industry Practice Plan.

Collate and format your initial six weeks of weekly journals.

Complete Work Placement Report.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Work Placement Report Due: Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Commence preparation of work placement samples documentation.

Commence development of Individual Portfolio.

Continue work placement and document your activities in your weekly journals.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio Due: Exam Week Friday (18 Jun 2021) 11:59 pm AEST
Term Specific Information

Your work placement may continue beyond the end of Term 2. Your final portfolio assessment item should be submitted as soon as practicable following completion of your work placement.

Assessment Tasks

1 Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)

Assessment Title
Industry Practice Plan

Task Description

You will develop:

  • an Industry Practice Plan that details your work placement role, and 
  • develop a plan that defines your work placement objectives and your planned tasks.

Refer to the Moodle site for a detailed description of this task.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (26 Mar 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Submit electronically via Moodle with your name, unit code and assignment name e.g. NAME_ENEP11006_Assignment Name


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Friday (9 Apr 2021)

Return marked assessments electronically via Moodle


Weighting
10%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Information regarding placement organization and supervisor details is complete as per the supplied template.

A minimum of four (4) placement objectives have been detailed.

Each objective description is related to one or more of:

  • Specific and measurable outcome
  • Broad in nature.
  • Transferable skills.
  • Professional skills

A minimum of one objective relates to work required to be performed by the placement organization.

A minimum of one objective is specified as a personal achievement from the placement.

For each objective, a set of tasks to achieve the objective are outlined, considering the sequence and time for completion.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit electronically via Moodle with your name, unit code and assignment number e.g. NAME_ENEP11006_Assignment Name

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Document work placement position requirements, objectives and plan


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy

2 Report

Assessment Title
Work Placement Report

Task Description

You will prepare a report that:

  • assesses how you are progressing against your Industry Practice Plan, and
  • documents the initial six (6) weeks of your weekly journals.

Refer to the Moodle site for a detailed description of this task.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Submit electronically via Moodle with your name, unit code and assignment name e.g. NAME_ENEP11006_Assignment Name


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021)

Return marked assessments electronically via Moodle


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Report contains a summary which is consistent with the objective progress reporting.

Progress against each objective contains an assessment of applicability, assessment of progress, and issues.

Six (6) weekly journals are included. Each weekly journal is word processed, professionally presented, and contains:

  • A professional recording of tasks and activities completed for the week
  • Reflection on the work activities, including challenges, improvements and influences
  • Completed learning experience rating
  • Supervisor sign-off.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit electronically via Moodle with your name, unit code and assignment name e.g. NAME_ENEP11006_Assignment Name

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply skills and knowledge developed in the academic course to engineering practice within an organisation
  • Document engineering work practices and processes in a professional manner


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

The final assessment item involves:

  • submission of a Portfolio consisting of your placement details, objectives and plan;
  • weekly journals;
  • placement work samples;
  • employer evaluation; a self-evaluation and reflection on your work placement experience.

Refer to the Moodle site for a detailed description of this task.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Friday (18 Jun 2021) 11:59 pm AEST

Your final portfolio assessment item should be submitted as soon as practicable following completion of your work placement.


Return Date to Students

Portfolios will be marked within two weeks of assessment submission


Weighting
60%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Portfolio is professionally presented with an Introduction, Table of Contents and Summary.

The required six sections are included in the portfolio.

Twenty-four (24) weekly journals are included. Each weekly journal contains:

  • A professional recording of tasks and activities completed for the week.
  • Reflection on the work activities, including challenges, improvements and influences.
  • Completed learning experience rating
  • Supervisor sign-off.

Work placement samples are included and relevant to activities and tasks documented in Weekly Journals.

Employer evaluation form is completed and signed off.

Self-Evaluation and Reflection section is complete and includes reference to:

  • Assessment on achievement of Placement Objectives
  • Skills and Knowledge assessment, addressing technical, professional and social aspects
  • Two (2) work placement challenges are documented, described and self-assessed.
  • Summary of personal growth encompassing technical, professional and social development.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit electronically via Moodle with your name, unit code and assignment name e.g. NAME_ENEP11006_Assignment Name

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply skills and knowledge developed in the academic course to engineering practice within an organisation
  • Document engineering work practices and processes in a professional manner
  • Develop and apply engineering practice skills and knowledge to complement the skills and knowledge developed in the course
  • Review and assess personal and professional development achieved during the work placement.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?