ENEP14004 - Engineering Practice Experience

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Engineering practice is essential for all graduating engineers. In this unit, you will analyse the structure, products, and services of your host organisation. You will demonstrate completing the professional practice requirements of your course. Additionally, you will reflect on attaining Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competencies using evidence from your e-portfolio, professional practice experience, units studied and other experiences. Finally, you will identify future opportunities aligned with your interests and capabilities to develop a career plan.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: 72cp for CC02 Associate Degree of Engineering students OR otherwise, the final-year Project Planning unit (ENTG13002 OR ENEG14003)

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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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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%
3. Written Assessment 0%

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 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 42.86% 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.

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The requirements of the unit must be clarified.
Change and clarify the assessment structure.
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Report templates need to be updated and clearer examples of what is required needs to be provided
Update reporting templates and provide some examples of reports.
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The process of recording working hours for CPD requirements was unclear.
Provide clear instructions on recording hours of work experience.
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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the structure, products, and services of an engineering organisation
  2. Apply skills and knowledge developed in an academic course to practice in an engineering organisation
  3. Reflect on and map Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards to professional practice activities
  4. 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:

1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 2A 3A)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2A 3A)
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 2A 3A)
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 2A 3A)
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 2A 3A)
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)
3.3 Creative, innovative, and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A)

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 https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - 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
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
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10