ELEC4702: Practical Experience (2014 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC4702: Practical Experience (0 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/eLearning/elec4702.html
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: [24 CP of senior or senior advanced units of study]. 24 CP of senior or senior advanced units of study.
Brief Handbook Description: The Bachelor of Engineering degree requires students to obtain industrial work experience of twelve weeks (60 working days) duration towards satisfying the requirements for award of the degree. Students may undertake their work experience after completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of Year 3 units of study when they have built up a sufficient background of engineering. In general, the type of job that is acceptable for work experience should be in an engineering environment but not necessarily in the same discipline of the degree the student is pursuing. The student is required to inform the School of any work arrangements made by email.

Assessment in this unit is by the submission of a written report of about 4-6 pages on the industrial experience undertaken. The report is to describe the overall structure of the company, the areas that the student became familiar with and their relationship to the firm and, finally, what the student did. A certificate from the company stating the period of employment and the type of work you have undertaken should be attached to your report. The student should inform the company that a short report on the work experience is to be submitted to the School.

The report is to be submitted to the School electronically (see details on the course website http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/eLearning/elec4702.html). There is no deadline for submission of the report but it is a good practice to submit it in the first two weeks after the new semester started.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
Timetable: ELEC4702 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Practical Experience

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their design and problem solving skills. Design (Level 3)
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice specific knowledge learned in class rooms. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice science and engineering foundations learned in class rooms. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice information skills. Information Seeking (Level 4)
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their communication skills. Communication (Level 4)
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice their professional skills.

Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their teamwork and project management skills.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 3)
1. Ability to work creatively and systematically on real life problems within the bounds of a professional organisation by employing core knowledge consistent with the task assigned.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
2. Ability to contribute knowledge and principles at an advanced level within a particular disciplinary field with applicability in the assessment and design of systems.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
3. Ability to contribute fundamental engineering knowledge and principles within the context and framework of the organisation's approach to a particular engineering problem.
Information Seeking (Level 4)
4. Proficiency in knowledge development by firstly determining the case requirements and limits of the information available and then targeting information searches effectively and efficiently using varied sources and media formats to assemble the information most pertinent to the particular process or problem.
Communication (Level 4)
5. Fluency in the use of varied communication tools, media and formats as enablers of discussion, negotiation and persuasion in a professional context to the extent of the information available on a particular case.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
6. Ability to engage with and demonstrate knowledge of professional standards, procedures and issues such as economic, environmental, political and social as part of engineering practice in an external organisation.
Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
7. Ability to work in a professional engineering team, engaging with other members, drawing on their ideas, skills and past experiences to form judgment on a particular problem using a multilateral approach.
Assessment Methods: Note that assessment weightings below indicate relative proportions of required time and effort only, not the value of marks received. Grading in this unit is criterion-based which means that all assessment criteria must be met in order to pass the unit. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Report No 100.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Assessment Description: Report: A written report is to submit on completion of work experience that summarises the experience and achievement of the student.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Criteria Based Assessment This unit as a whole is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. Final grades are awarded at levels of SR for Satisfied Requirements or FA for Fail (replacing previous grades of R and F) as defined by Academic Board Resolutions: Assessment and Examination of Coursework. Details of Academic Board Resolutions are available on the University`s Policy website at http://www.usyd.edu.au/ab/policies . Criteria for grades on individual assessment tasks and on the requirements for successful completion of this unit will be supplied by the coordinator at start of semester.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Computer Engineering 2010
Computer Engineering / Commerce 2010
Electrical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Bioelectronics) 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Arts 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Commerce 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Medical Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Law 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Computer) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Medical Science 2011, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Power) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical (Telecommunications) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical / Arts 2015
Electrical / Commerce 2015
Electrical / Medical Science 2015
Electrical / Project Management 2015
Electrical / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Law 2015
Electrical / Law 2015
Electrical (Power) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Power) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Power) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Power) / Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Law 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Arts 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Commerce 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Medical Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Project Management 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Law 2015
Software 2015, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software / Arts 2015
Software / Commerce 2015
Software / Medical Science 2015
Software / Project Management 2015
Software / Science 2015
Software / Law 2015
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Telecommunications 2010
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2010

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 3) Yes 14.29%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3) Yes 14.29%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) Yes 14.29%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 14.29%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 14.29%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 14.29%
Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 14.29%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.