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ENGG4000: Practical Experience (2019 - Int January)

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Unit: ENGG4000: Practical Experience (0 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Lowe, David
Session options: Int January, Int February, Int March, Int April, Int May, Int June, Int July, Int August, Int September, Int October, Int November, Int December
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: 24 credit points of 3000 or higher level ENGI units
Prohibitions: ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG5217 OR CHNG4203 OR AMME4010 OR ELEC4714.
Brief Handbook Description: The BE requires students to obtain industrial work experience of twelve weeks duration (60 working days) or its equivalent towards satisfying the requirements for award of the degree. Students are recommended to undertake their work experience in the break between Year 3 and 4, however any engineering work taken after Year 2 may be accepted for the requirements of this unit.

Students must be exposed to professional engineering practice to enable them to develop an engineering approach and ethos, and to gain an appreciation of engineering ethics. and to gain an appreciation of engineering ethics.

The student is required to login to Sonia and start your Practical experience proposal applications. Assessment in this unit is by the submission portfolio containing written reports on the involvement of industry. Assessments is via Sonia. For details of the reporting requirements, go to the faculty’s Practical Experience website http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml. Students normally enrol in ENGG4000 after completing the practical work and will be assessed via written submission.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: Students should have completed three years of their BE program before enrolling in this unit.
Timetable: ENGG4000 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Practical Experience
T&L Activities: Employment in a relevant Engineering Industry for approximately 12 weeks. This work should should be organised to be undertaken in the breaks between years 3 and 4. Industry experience can be taken as a single 12 week block or as a set of Industry Involvement components (see the Practical Experience website http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml)

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.

Unassigned Outcomes
1. Use of electronic portfolio for the reporting and self-assessment.
2. Ability to clearly present the background and results in a written format.
3. Ability to product a written report that is clear, concise, complete and well organised.
4. Ability to relate knowledge developed during previous study to a profesional engineering environment.
5. Ability to observe, analyse and document the technical and organisational aspects of an entry-level engineering position.
6. Ability to reflect on the development of personal skills and approach in engineering.
7. Understanding of the role of engineers in society.
8. Appreciation of engineering ethics.
9. Supervised work in an industry team environment
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 Proposal No 0.00 Pre-Semester 9,
2 Portfolio No 100.00 Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Assessment Description: Practical experience will be assessed on the submission of the following:

- A 6000 word report outlining your professional development during the practical experience

- A log of daily activities.

1. Practical Experience Report – Evidence of Achieving and Improving Your Professional Skills (Graduate Outcomes)

Your practical experience report is a review of your learning progress, needs and prospects at the time of undertaking the experience, and puts together the theory you have been learning in class with your “real world experience” of your practical experience. The core subject matter is yourself, your capabilities and future potential after 3 to 4 years of engineering study, and how your sense of these things grows through your participation in a real engineering workplace. Your reflection on your past, present and future learning will be in the context of the faculty`s “Graduate Outcomes Table” which provides a framework for planning and reviewing your professional development across the key domains of engineering competence. This table has been created on the basis of the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Requirements and the University of Sydney Generic Attribute for all students. The ``Graduate Outcomes Table`` is included on the final page of the ENGG4000 Practical Experience Information Pack on the Practical Experience website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml

The 6000 word report should include the following

1. Title page, your name, school and student number

2. Experience details. For each period of work experience (there may only be one) list: (a) Name of employer (b) Type of business (c) Your job title (d) dates of the experience (e) Contact details of your supervisor (name, position, email, phone number) and (f) Employer’s certificate

3. Professional Engineering skills development. In relation to the 7 broad areas on the “Graduate Outcome Table” attached to the ENGG4000 Practical Experience Information Pack (at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml )

a) Identify the specific skills that were most important for you during the practical experience, and why.

b) Use a specific example from your practical experience to show how you have developed/improved in one or more of these skills. You should make particular reference to the activities you undertook in this example.

c) Fill in the “Graduate Outcomes Table” making an assessment of your current stage of development

4. The engineering professional context. Choose any 2 of the following professional practice issues: (a) teamwork, (b) professional standards and ethics, (c) risk or (d) Sustainable design. Then use a specific example from your work experience to outline how your understanding and appreciation of the issues has developed as part of your work experience.

5. Your current direction as an engineering student. Based on your experience, answer the following with specific reference to activities during work experience

a) Is there anything that you plan to change in your study approach, or wish that you had changed earlier?

b) Is there anything you would like to change in the design, teaching or syllabus of your degree program?

6. Your future direction as an engineering graduate. This may mean the kind of engineering challenges or work environments that attract you, or the kind of person that you see yourself becoming in the engineering world. Describe:

a) How have your ideas about your future direction developed during the practical experience?

b) What specific activities or other aspects of the practical experience have most affected your thinking on this subject?

The report length shall be 6,000 words (±10%), plus figures, references and appendices. References should include all documents you have used which are publicly available, or which you expect the reader to be able to obtain. Private communications and confidential documents should not be included; however they should be mentioned in footnotes. Include any books and other technical references used (but not dictionaries and style books) and sufficient information (publisher, date etc.) for references to be identified and assessed. Format should be consistent in following a single standard referencing style.

Practical Experience Log

The log documents the daily breakdown of tasks undertaken at a standard acceptable for business accounting purposes. The log should record date, time and hours required for each task, along with a short task description explaining significance of the task and relationship with other work conducted plus comments on progress achieved, work remaining and issues arising. The log should follow, as far as possible, whatever reporting format is customary in the host organisation.
Assessment Feedback: Reports will be evaluated as pass or fail. Failed reports will be given back to students with indications of deficiences, errors, etc. that need to be corrected before resubmission.
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.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS
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.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 6 Assessment Due: Portfolio
Pre-Semester external employment in industry.
Assessment Due: Proposal
Post-Semester external employment in industry

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Law 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Arts 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Commerce 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Medical Science 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Project Management 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2013, 2014
Biomedical - Information Technology Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Mechanical Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Biomedical - Mechatronics Major 2013, 2014, 2015
Chemical & Biomolecular (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Commerce 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Design in Architecture 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Law 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Aeronautical 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical /Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Biomedical - Electrical Major 2015
Biomedical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Civil 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil (Structures) 2015
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical 2016, 2017
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Mechanical 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical (Space) 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Mechatronic 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Law 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic (Space) 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Law 2015
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Software 2016, 2017
Software / Arts 2016, 2017
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017
Software / Science 2016, 2017
Software / Law 2016, 2017
Mechanical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical (Biomedical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Arts 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Medical Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Law 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical (Space) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic (Space) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Arts 2011
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Commerce 2010, 2011
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 0%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 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.