ENEP20001 - Internship Work Experience

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge developed in your academic course to engineering practice. This unit will also develop new engineering practice skills and knowledge. You will document and reflect on work activities and relate them to Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards and develop a strategic approach to personal growth in the workplace. You are required to undertake a minimum of 300 hours of work placement, which may require relocation of accommodation to suit the placement. Students should contact the unit coordinator prior to enrolment in this unit to discuss placement requirements.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

At least 36 credit points of the Master's course complete.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

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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

Each 12-credit Postgraduate 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. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 35%
4. Presentation 15%
5. Portfolio 10%

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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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: Student feedback
The internship has been very valuable in this course.
The internship option will remain in the course.
Action Taken
Log-book format updated.
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 the academic course to engineering practice in an engineering organisation
  3. Demonstrate Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies through work activities
  4. Reflect on and map Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standards to work activities
  5. Develop a strategic approach to personal and professional growth in the workplace.

The focus of this unit is to give students an opportunity to see how to apply their engineering skills in a workplace and to realise there are other skills they need to develop. All of the Stage 1 competencies are relevant and students will also get a chance to see how the Stage 2 competencies are relevant in the workplace.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
5 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
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
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
5 - Portfolio