ENEP11006 - Industry Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Engineering Employment Preparation

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20% response rate.

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.

Source: Have Your Say Survey
There is a lack of resources to support the work placement experience.
Whilst feedback is provided on the assessments during term, consider additional resources that may be useful for students (e.g. ACEN/WIL resources), and/or additional contact.
Action Taken
Weekly Tutorial sessions will be run to provide regular feedback and other forms of assistance.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
The use of progressive assessments provides positive feedback for monitoring the placement.
Continue with the progressive assessment structure and feedback.
Action Taken
Will continue with the progressive assessment structure and feedback.
Source: Email
Some students experience difficulty in obtaining the supervisor evaluation.
Encourage students to follow up with their supervisor to complete the evaluation. However, if this cannot be achieved within a reasonable timeframe, consider waiving this requirement in the portfolio for specific instances.
Action Taken
Will continue to encourage students to maintain regular meetings with their supervisor and to seek feedback on evaluations.
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation and verbal communication.
Students appreciate the opportunity to undertake a paid work placement as a part of their course.
Will continue to explore opportunities to grow the industry network and the diversity of placements available to students.
Action Taken
Source: Lecture feedback
Improve the reflective writing skills of students related to their work placements.
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.
Action Taken
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.

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:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 4I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 4I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 4I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 4I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2I 4I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 2I 4I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 2I 5I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 2I 4I 5I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 3I 5N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 3I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1N 3N 5I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1I 5I )

3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1I 5A )

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 Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
2 - Report
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Plans (learning plans)
2 - Report
3 - Portfolio