CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEP20002 Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students
Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students
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General Information

Overview

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential activity for any practicing engineer. Engineers and other professionals engage in CPD for a variety of reasons including staying up-to-date with current developments in their discipline, professional networking, and facilitating career progression. In this unit, you will demonstrate your commitment to CPD by undertaking and recording professional practice exposure. You will reflect on what you have learned from professional practice activities and you will develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Not Applicable
Credit Points: 0
Student Contribution Band: 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must have completed minimum 48uc in CV82 Master of Engineering before they enrol in this unit.

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

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

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 0-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 0 hours of study per week, making a total of 0 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail

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 Have your say

Feedback

The Moodle resources along with the instructions provided via workshop and emails are helpful to the students.

Recommendation

The same practice in learning and teaching will be continued. Additionally, improved resources will be provided in Moodle.

Feedback from Have your say

Feedback

There is a recommendation of providing a video presentation about the unit details on the Moodle page.

Recommendation

This is important and very good feedback. A video presentation about the unit details will be made available in the next offering.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate individual professional needs to ensure continuing professional development
  2. Analyse the structure, products and services of an engineering organisation
  3. Apply skills and knowledge developed in an academic course to engineering practice in an engineering organisation
  4. Reflect on and map Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards to professional practice activities
  5. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 3I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2I 3I 5I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 3I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 3I 4I 5I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 3I 4I 5I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 3I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 4I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3I 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1I 3I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=11382

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 - Presentation - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
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)
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Md Nurun Nabi Unit Coordinator
m.nabi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Gather your professional exposures and experiences and populate them into the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record sheet.

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Complete your CPD record sheet, making sure that the total hours add up to at least 480 hours.

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Obtain evidence for each entry in the CPD record sheet. Each evidence must clearly state the company/provider name, the duration of experience and the number of hours and the nature of the experience. The evidence must also be verifiable by having valid and full contact information.

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Continue to gather necessary evidence required for the CPD record sheet.

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Continue to gather necessary evidence required for the CPD record sheet.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Vacation Week

Chapter

Vacation Week

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Aim to have all evidence available at this stage.

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: For each evidence, write a descriptive narrative which consists of the following 4 compulsory components:

1. A certification of evidence: e.g. a letter from the employer or company, certificate of attendance or completion of training, etc. Only certifications that could be verified are acceptable.

2. A description: gives a brief overview of the evidence and explains what it is.

3. An analysis: explains why you chose to include that evidence, including its relevance to the particular element of competence as listed in Section 9 of this portfolio.

4. A reflective statement is a thoughtful statement that tells what this evidence means to you. Your comments should express the commitment to professional growth and tell how you will apply your understanding in the future.

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Complete the descriptive narratives for the evidence used in the CPD record sheet.

1. Self-assess and reflect on the various attributes as per the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for professional engineers. Prepare the CPD Portfolio presentation using the provided PowerPoint template.

2. Prepare CPD PowerPoint Slides.

3. Prepare and record a 10 mins long formal CPD presentation video.

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Working on CPD Portfolio document

Recorded Formal CPD Presentation Video due this week on Friday at 6 pm (AWST)

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Work on the CPD portfolio.

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Prepare your CPD portfolio.

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

No guided learning

Chapter

N/A

Events and Submissions/Topic

Activity: Complete the CPD Portfolio document

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio Due: Week 12 Friday 6 pm AWST


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio (Weighting - Pass/Fail) Due: Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 6:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

N/A    

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio (Weighting - Pass/Fail)

Task Description

The portfolio is the opportunity for you to demonstrate that you have accumulated a professional experience equivalent to 480 hours of industry and/or professional engineering work. Through this portfolio, you must convince the portfolio's assessors that you have met the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers by providing verifiable evidence that you have accrued at least 480 hours of professional engineering practice and reflecting and assessing your gained knowledge and skills against these standards.

In order to demonstrate this within this Unit, you are required to present your experiences as a formal (video recorded) portfolio presentation in Week 9 and a full portfolio submission in Week 12. The portfolio assessments comprise of these two integrated components and you must pass both to pass the Unit.

Please note, students who do not present the CPD portfolio on Week 9 shall automatically fail this Unit.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 6:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Jun 2021)

Marked portfolio will be returned to students


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
Pass / Fail

Assessment Criteria

The portfolio will be assessed based on 5 major criteria namely:

1. Formatting and Presentation: This assesses your written communication and reports writing skills. The details of marking for these criteria is provided in the portfolio marking sheet. You must achieve a minimum 50% mark for this criteria to pass this Unit.


2. Resume: This assesses the quality of your professional resume. You must use the provided template to prepare your resume. It is suggested that you are thinking carefully about who you want to nominate to be your referees as they need to be relevant to your experiences and they may be contacted to verify information claimed in your portfolio.


3. CPD record sheet: this is the core information of your CPD portfolio. The hours claimed for your professional practices must be presented using the CPD record sheet provided. You must demonstrate at least 480 hours of professional experiences to pass this Unit and this must be evident in the table.


4. Summative mapping and reflections: this is the mapping of your skills against the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Standard for professional engineers. You must describe how you have met each of the standards and reflect on what skills you have developed or enhanced through your professional experiences and how you will utilize them in your future career. This mapping must be prepared using the provided template and marking criteria for this mapping is given in the portfolio marking sheet.


5. Professional evidence: For each of the evidence that you use in your CPD portfolio, you must articulate it in the professional evidence section. If the evidence is missing from this section, it will not be counted as valid and acceptable evidence for claiming the professional hours. Details of how to articulate evidence are explained in the portfolio template. In brief, for each evidence, you must have four major pieces of information, namely a) certification of evidence; b) a description; c) an analysis and d) a reflective statement. Evidence that has missing and/or incomplete articulation will be invalid for the hour claim.


Each of the criteria will be assessed as pass or fail. You must pass all criteria to pass the Unit.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate individual professional needs to ensure continuing professional development
  • Analyse the structure, products and services of an engineering organisation
  • Apply skills and knowledge developed in an academic course to engineering practice in an engineering organisation
  • Reflect on and map Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards to professional practice activities
  • Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

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.

What can you do to act with integrity?

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.