ENEP20002 - Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points
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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 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 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 0% 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
Feedback
Constant reminders of the assessment tasks were helpful to assist students to complete the assessments on time.
Recommendation
The practice of timely and regular reminders of assessment due dates will be maintained to remind students of assessment deadlines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 'Have your say' survey
Feedback
Assessment should be reduced to only presentation as doing both presentation and portfolio is time consuming and creates additional workload for students.
Recommendation
CPD is a professional development unit, it is a place for students to demonstrate their professional skills and practices. Since the presentation and the portfolio assess different aspects of student abilities, both tasks must be performed. To reduce the unnecessary workload, the contents of the presentation and the portfolio will be revised to focus to demonstrate only the CPD requirements by Engineers Australia.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator's reflection
Feedback
It was found that students who keep an up to date record of their professional experiences at the enrolment would often successfully pass this unit.
Recommendation
Students will be informed about the CPD requirements early in their program, probably during the first term of their study, so they can start to prepare the necessary documents required for the CPD presentation and portfolio as these often take time to do.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 directly linked to the Engineers Australia 'Exposure to Professional Practice' requirements for professional engineers.

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