WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

EMS4WIL

2020

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a six month work placement in an engineering company, 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 people 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 work to achieve the following Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3CPM or EMS3DPJ

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EMS4EMP, EMS4PRJ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Work Placement at industry worksite

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate professional and effective written communication skills. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
As part of the WIL application process, students are required to write cover letters and resumes, and tailor them specifically to the advertised positions. The quality of their application will determine if they reach the interview stage. Once a WIL is secured, students are expected to communicate effectively and professionally via email with colleagues and clients, this will be assessed from the students weekly reflective journal as well as a final report of the project/tasks that had been completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate professional and effective verbal communication skills. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains; 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

Activities:
As part of the WIL application process, successful students will need to attend one or more formal interviews. Once a WIL is secures, students are expected to communicate professionally, clearly and effectively with their colleagues and clients, this will be assessed from the students weekly reflective journal as well as a final report of the project/tasks that had been completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply learned knowledge and skills in industry. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge 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; 3.2 Effective oral and written communication.

Activities:
Students ability to apply technical and non technical skills will be assessed from the students weekly reflective journal as well as a final report of the project/tasks that had been completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Collaborate, cooperate, and work effectively as part of a team. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 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; 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
Students ability to work effectively as part of a team will be assessed from the students weekly reflective journal as well as a final report of the project/tasks that had been completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 02-26, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 02 - 26
One 35.0 hours industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Preliminary report (1000 words)20 01
Weekly reflective journal (2000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Report of project/tasks completed (8000 words)Assessed by academic supervisor with input from industry supervisor. As a hurdle, Industry Supervisor must endorse satisfactory completion of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 02-26, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 02 - 26
One 35.0 hours industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Preliminary report (1000 words)20 01
Weekly reflective journal (2000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Report of project/tasks completed (8000 words)Assessed by academic supervisor with input from industry supervisor. As a hurdle, Industry Supervisor must endorse satisfactory completion of the placement.50 01, 02, 03, 04