Course Title: Professional Engineering Experience
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Professional Engineering Experience
Credit Points: 12.00
172H School of Engineering
Course Coordinator: Professor Margaret Jollands
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2089
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: City Campus, Building 8 Level 11 Room 21
Course Coordinator Availability: By email
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You need to be enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program to undertake this course.
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 an RMIT supervisor is integral to your experience. This will help you develop the competencies required to become a professional engineer chartered by Washington Accord signatories such as Engineers Australia, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and the National Board of Accreditation (India).
RMIT students visit the Engineering Work Experience intranet for more information and answers to FAQs.To be eligible to enrol in this course
- you must have an approved RMIT WIL Placement agreement (email email@example.com)
- you must be enrolled in OENG1165 Professional Engineering Experience at the same time as you are on your placement
- your placement must be for at least 10 weeks and a maximum 12 weeks full-time or part-time
- your placement must be engineering work
- you must be supervised by a qualified practising engineer while on placement
- you must not be assessed for this placement in any other RMIT course
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following capabilities (the Engineering Australia Stage 1 competencies):
Knowledge and Skill Base:
1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2. Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
Engineering Application Ability:
2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering 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.
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.
On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Acquire new knowledge and skills when necessary.
- Apply engineering knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to professional engineering work.
- Effectively communicate with engineers and non-engineers across all modes: listen, speak, write and draw.
- Conduct yourself in a professional and ethical manner.
Overview of Learning Activities
You are required to:
Perform work related to any engineering field, supervised by a qualified engineer. You will undertake assessments during and after your placement to develop communication and reflection capabilities.
Overview of Learning Resources
Learning resources available on CANVAS include:
- Templates for Journal entries
- Template for Final Evaluation Report
- Template for Engineering Journal assessments
Overview of Assessment
The overall grade for this course is Pass PX or Fail NN grades only. This course does not contribute to your GPA calculation. There are no hurdle requirements in this course.
Assessment Task 1 Evaluation Report
This assessment task supports all CLOs. Worth 30%
Assessment Task 2 Evidence of Employment
Provision of endorsed evidence of your professional experience.
This assessment task supports CLO4. Worth 10%
Assessment 3: Engineering Journal
This assessment supports all CLOs 60%
A detailed guide is available to students about the three assessment tasks. A template is available for the Evaluation Report, and journal.
The Assessments are submitted through Canvas. Feedback is provided through Canvas.
Learning outcomes are equivalent across all locations (City, Bundoora, HK, Kaplan) and the same assessments are completed in each campus. Mode of delivery is the same in each location, as remote fieldwork.
The assessable tasks for this course should not be submitted for accreditation in any other course/s at RMIT, and assessments for other courses should not be submitted for this course. For example, work undertaken as part of the RIIERP program will not be accredited for work experience in this course.