Course Title: Professional Engineering Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Engineering Experience

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1198

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021

OENG1198

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Workplace

Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024,
Viet2 2024

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1165

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex18 (XXX)

OENG1165

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (JAN)

OENG1165

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

UGRDFx2020 (JAN)

OENG1176

Kaplan Singapore

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2022 (ZZZZ)

OENG1176

Kaplan Singapore

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2023 (ZZZ)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2021 (VE25)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2022 (All)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (All)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2023 (VE26)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2024 (VE28)

OENG1203

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2024 (VE31)

Course Coordinator: Dr Daniel Lester. In addition there is a Coordinator for each campus.

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2404

Course Coordinator Email: daniel.lester@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Online only

Course Coordinator Availability: By email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.

You need to be enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program to undertake this course.


Course Description

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). 

It is your task to find your engineering work placement/internship position. This task helps you develop a critical career skill: to identify suitable roles and perform well in the application process.   You have assessments to complete while you are on your placement. You will write about workplace and professional issues and practices during your placement that will be reviewed by your RMIT supervisor. These will develop your skills to reflect on your success and challenges in the workplace, and to help you to learn from your experience. You will also complete post-placement assessment. These will help you to reflect on the overall learning outcomes from your placement, to identify evidence of your skills and areas for further development. This is a foundation skill for writing outstanding cover letters, a critical part of successful job seeking.   Professional Engineering Experience is normally undertaken in the summer vacation between the penultimate and final year of study, but can be earlier or later. This course is flexi term and elective or final year option so you can enrol at multiple times during the year, to match your placement period.

 Acceptable behaviour

When students undertake WIL activities with industry/community partners, they need to be aware of workplace behaviours and expectations. RMIT rejects all forms of unacceptable behaviour. This applies at all times, including while students undertake WIL placement or project. See the WIL Ready Cred for more.

Schedule: For Students enrolled in OENG1165
RMIT Melbourne students visit the Engineering Work Experience intranet for more information and answers to FAQs about the flexible term. 

  To be eligible to enrol in the Melbourne offering of this course, OENG1165:
  • you must have an approved RMIT WIL Placement agreement
  • you must be enrolled in Professional Engineering Experience before starting, and during your placement
  • your placement must be for at least 50 days and not more than 60 days, undertaken full-time or part-time
  • your placement must be engineering work, typical of the type of work undertaken by a qualified engineer. 
  • 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 Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for Bachelor of Engineering plans ending in P23 and specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

PLO 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering.
PLO 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
PLO 3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.
PLO 4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity. 
PLO 5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
PLO 6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.
PLO 7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for all other Bachelor of Engineering plans specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

1 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.
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.


 Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess workplace culture and how well you fit in by analysing a meeting
  2. Assess and develop your networking skills in a professional context
  3. Develop strategies to analyse and adapt to workplace challenges with the support of a mentor
  4. Map your internship experience to the Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies 


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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course. Learning resources available on CANVAS include:

  • Templates for assessments on communication, networking, and reflection
  • Template for Final Evaluation Report and Employer Letter

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


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 Communication, Networking, Reflection (3 Parts)
This assessment task supports all CLOs. Worth 60% (20% for each part)

Assessment Task 2 Evaluation Report
This assessment task supports all CLOs. Worth 30%

Assessment Task 3 Evidence of Employment
Provision of endorsed evidence of your professional experience.
This assessment task supports CLO4. Worth 10%

 

A detailed guide is available to students about the three assessment tasks. A template is available for each assessment.

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.

The assessment tasks are ungraded; only Pass grade only (PX) or Fail (NN) grades are available for this course. Assessments must be submitted before the Available until date to be eligible for a PX grade. For more information about grades, please visit the Higher education grades page.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.