ems5wil work integrated learning




Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a six months work placement in an engineering corporation, company or other engineering employer (for example, City Council) working as part of a team on an engineering project or product development. This subject will allow the student to experience a real work place environment and through this become 'work ready' after graduation. This experience should enhance the student's teamwork, time management and interpersonal skills. It will also expose students to the engineering decision making process, the importance of economic and business management, and the need for innovation. Students will extend their knowledge and skills in their specialist sub-disciplines.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM or SMENMB


Incompatible subjects EMS5ARL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply both general and specialist engineering theory to practice in a 'real world' setting.

Engagement in workplace activities, processes, projects and product development

02. Apply engineering skills techniques, tools and resources in a work-related environment.

Productive work for the WIL-provider throughout the duration of the placement

03. Critically analyse, document, and report on work undertaken in a placement setting.

Reflection in online journal with academic supervisor, professional journal, engagement in workplace activities, project, product development, team meetings and supervisor meetings.

04. Implement and maintain professional skills in the engineering workplace.

Engage professionally in the workplace; online professional skills modules in LMS, videos, readings and online activities

05. Develop life-long professional learning practices with self-reflection and self-awareness of professional communication and skills

Log of workplace activities in Professional Journal, and reflection in Reflective Journal, engagement in workplace activities, professional communication team meetings and supervisor meetings, pre & post self-assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 31 - 43
One 800.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Core-choice subject Dates are agreed with each WIL provider "


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Placement Scope Report (2,000 words)1004, 05
Engineering Notebook (5,000 words)1501, 02, 05
Personal Reflective Journal (equivalent to 3,000 words)1503, 05
Work Integrated Learning Placement Final Report (8,000 words equivalent)3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
Video presentation of placement (equivalent to 1,000 words equivalent)1003, 05
Evaluation by Academic Supervisor2001, 02, 04, 05