ENEP11007 - Engineering Employment Preparation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will identify industries and associated engineering roles you would like to experience as an engineering practitioner and meet the requirements of the employment process for that industry. You will reflect on different forms of engineering industry employment conditions and discuss critical engineering industry workplace issues.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

48 credit points.

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 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Written Assessment 35%
4. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.58% 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: Moodle Feedback and Self-reflection
Rearrangement of assessment activities and additional clarity on assessment requirements.
Assessment activities will be rearranged with additional information on the assessment requirements so that students can easily complete the assessments.
Action Taken
Assessment activities have been rearranged, and additional information regarding assessment requirements has been provided, which enabled students to complete assessments effectively.
Source: Moodle Feedback
Students praised the diverse panel of guest lecturers who shared plenty of useful information about applying for jobs in the industry and connecting with employers looking for workers.
This practice will be maintained in the unit's future offerings.
Action Taken
Several guest lectures organised for students to receive current industry updates.
Source: Moodle Feedback
Assessments were returned late and feedback was insufficient
Efforts will be taken to return the assessment within the recommended timeframe. Structured feedback will be provided.
Action Taken
Students received feedback using the newly developed grading rubric. Feedback was returned within the recommended time frame in all instances except one.
Source: Moodle Survey
The unit resources including informative guest lectures and engaging class discussions were helpful in preparing for the first co-op placement.
Continue offering high-quality resources, informative guest lectures and engaging discussions in the class
Action Taken
Source: Moodle Survey
Students' appreciation for in-person lectures and committed teaching staff.
The active learning approach should be maintained during the teaching sessions
Action Taken
Source: Moodle Survey
Students received valuable insight into engineering industry job expectations.
The practice should continue in future offering
Action Taken
Source: Moodle Survey
Reduce confusion around assessment requirements and enhance assessment feedback details.
Enhance feedback processes to provide more detailed guidance for improvement and ensure timely returns.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and document industries and associated engineering roles they would like to experience as an engineering practitioner
  2. Undertake the employment process for an engineering work placement in terms of application and interview requirements
  3. Document and reflect on different forms of engineering industry employment conditions including the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  4. Discuss critical engineering industry workplace issues including ethics/codes of conduct and Occupational Health and Safety.

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:

1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 3N 4N )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 3N )

1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 4I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 2I 4N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4N )

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
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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