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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsEMS5ARL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required800 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsCan be uni sourced or self sourced. 

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply both general and specialist engineering theory to practice in a 'real world' setting.
02. Apply engineering skills techniques, tools and resources in a work-related environment.
03. Critically analyse, document, and report on work undertaken in a placement setting.
04. Implement and maintain professional skills in the engineering workplace.
05. Develop life-long professional learning practices with self-reflection and self-awareness of professional communication and skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 800.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Placement Scope Report (2,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5
Engineering Notebook (5,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Personal Reflective Journal (equivalent to 3,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO5
Work Integrated Learning Placement Final Report (8,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Video presentation of placement (equivalent to 1,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO5
Evaluation by Academic SupervisorN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5