GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio

Credit
0 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The Professional Engineering Portfolio is a capstone unit that requires students to demonstrate the successful completion of at least 450 hours (12 weeks) of suitable professional practicum experience and their attainment of the 16 mandatory Elements of Competency outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer. Students are enrolled in this unit in their last semester of study in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE).

Full details of the requirements of the professional practicum are available on the Faculty's website. Hours towards the practicum can be accrued at any time, including during a student's undergraduate studies. A Certificate of Work Performed must be completed by the practicum supervisor or employer for each placement.

Assessment for this unit comprises a log of practicum hours, the Certificate(s) of Work Performed, and a portfolio. Guidelines and an electronic template for the portfolio are provided on LMS. These are made available to all students studying engineering at UWA (MPE students and students enrolled in the Engineering Science major) so that students can commence work on their portfolio before their last semester of study in the MPE.

There is no formal coursework associated with the unit. Students are awarded either an Ungraded Pass (UP) or Ungraded Fail (UF). An unsatisfactory portfolio must be resubmitted until a grade of UP is awarded.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) arranging suitable practicum experience(s); (2) satisfactory completion of at least 450 hours of practicum experience; (3) online record of learning journey supported by evidence; (4) reflection on practicum and coursework experiences and articulation of professional benefits; (5) attainment of the 16 Elements of Competency outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer; and (6) communicating concisely and effectively in English.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) log of practicum hours—the log should provide a summary record of the number of hours accrued during each practicum experience and include links to the respective Certificate of Work Performed; (2) Certificate(s) of Work Performed—a Certificate of Work Performed must be submitted for each practicum experience. The certificate allows the employer or supervisor to comment on the student's conduct and contribution during the practicum experience, and is used to determine satisfactory participation by the student; and (3) portfolio—the portfolio requires students to write a small number of critical reflective pieces. These must demonstrate how a student's practicum and coursework experiences have contributed to their attainment of the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies for professional engineers. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Sally Male
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 60 points towards the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
Incompatibility:
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
Contact hours
450 hours (12 weeks)
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