Course Title: Industrial Placement Program

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Placement Program

Credit Points: 24.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET1106

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

MIET1106

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Workplace

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

MIET1106

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: A/Prof Songlin Dong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6198

Course Coordinator Email: Songlin.Ding@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You expected to be enrolled in an Engineering program, and must get pre-approval to enrol in the course from the course coordinator.


Course Description

In this course, you undertake an engineering-based industrial placement, which is expected to be at least six months full time, or equivalent. You are expected to work in a technical role under the general supervision of a practicing professional engineer, and to perform a range of management or engineering tasks that should lead to:

  • making a technical contribution to a project concerned with engineering systems, equipment or devices; 
  • gaining an understanding of the structure and operation of an engineering oriented company


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for: 

 1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE

1.1. Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.2. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline.

 

2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY

2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

 

3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

3.4. Professional use and management of information.

3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

       


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals and conduct an engineering project within the business environment
  2. Apply in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline and undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  3. Manage information and documentation and demonstrate professional attitudes within a business environment understanding professional and ethical responsibilities
  4. Communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
  5. Function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  6. Identify social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer, and the principles of sustainable design and development


Overview of Learning Activities

Students are required to source an engineering-based industrial placement, which is expected to be at least six months full time, or equivalent.

Students are able to source placements by contacting companies directly or via further resources regarding finding a placement found in the Engineering Experience Guidebook.

You will undertake team learning activities and projects within the workplace that require you to work in mixed teams and critically engage with aspects of team development and conflict resolution.

You will engage in learning activities and projects that require you to identify, plan, design, construct and manage solutions to scientific and engineering problems.

Learning activities will focus on practical application of technical skills and you will be assessed on technical competence both in theory and practice.

You will be required to solve complex, real-world problems.

You will be given problems within the workplace that require you to consider the business context, identify social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer and market potential of products that you design.


Overview of Learning Resources

All students enrolled in this course will be provided with an Official RMIT Engineering Logbook.

All students will be able to access further resources through the Engineering Experience Guidebook.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

 

Early Assessment Task:  Interim Report

Weighting 10%

(i)     Company and Supervisor Details    

(ii)    Describes your induction into the workplace in particular with respect to occupational health and safety;

(iii)   Lists of the activities, or type of tasks or project(s) that you have undertaken during your employment in industry. This should identify relevant technical and non-technical aspects;

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3.


Assessment Task 2: 
Final Report

Weighting 35%

(i)     Describes your induction into the workplace in particular with respect to occupational health and safety;

(ii)    Lists of the activities, or type of tasks, that you have undertaken during your employment in industry. This should identify relevant technical and non-technical aspects;

(iii)   Reflect on how the work experience has developed in you the relevant capabilities a graduate engineer should have (refer to Engineers of Australia Stage 1 Competencies). A paragraph related to each of the capabilities that were developed should be provided;

(iv)  Reflect on how you have been able to use in the workplace various aspects of the courses completed in your engineering program. 

(v)   Reflect on how this experience has changed your approach to engineering study in your program;

(vi)  Reflect on what further skills you should develop, and how you plan to do so over the next 5 years 

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

 

Assessment Task 3: Industry Assessment

Weighting 30%

(i)     A template is uploaded in Blackboard to be provided to your industry supervisor to complete and return after you have completed your time at the company. 

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.


Assessment 4:
Log Book  

Weighting 25%

(i)     Each of you is required to keep a weekly professional engineering log book of the project and activities you are involved in whilst on placement. The log book will aid you in writing the Final Report. Log Book Guidelines have been uploaded into Blackboard to guide you.  

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 6.

Feedback is provided to students via e-mail from the course coordinator.