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.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band HECS 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

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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. Presentation 0%
2. 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 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 80.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 45.45% 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: T1 2022 SUTE Unit Comment Report - Learning Analytics Team, CQUniversity.
The UC provides excellent learning support with good explanations of relevant concepts.
The same practice as of T1, 2022 will be continued.
Action Taken
As per recommendation, the practice was conducted.
Source: T1 2022 SUTE Unit Comment Report - Learning Analytics Team, CQUniversity.
Use more examples of CPD from individual disciplines.
This will be taken care of and more examples and elaboration will be provided in the next offering.
Action Taken
A dedicated 2-hour workshop was arranged for this unit, where all relevant queries and questions from students were discussed and explained. Besides, the workshop, students were advised and communicated to via emails and Moodle messages.
Source: T2 2023 SUTE Unit Comment Report - Learning Analytics Team, CQUniversity.
Students requested more information about this unit and its relevance to the engineering degree.
This feedback should be implemented in the next offering. Relevant information should be provided in the workshop and Moodle.
Action Taken
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 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: 3I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 3I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2I 3I 5I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 3I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 3I 4I 5I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 3I 4I 5I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 3I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 4I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3I 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1I 3I )

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 Postgraduate Units 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 - Presentation
2 - 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 8
2 - Portfolio
1 - Presentation