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Unit Overview


Students learn professional skills to prepare them for the transition to professional engineering employment.

The unit includes 8-10 learning modules designed to introduce students to a variety of personal and professional skills. These modules will be complemented by 3-4 industry panels providing industry feedback on preparation for the recruiting process, types of engineering work and organisations, and experiences of recent graduates.

Students undertake a group desktop project as part of the unit to further develop their professional skills. Students develop a new engineering project, taking into account the need of diverse stakeholders and the successful accomplishment of business objectives. Groups present their work to industry sponsors towards the end of the unit.

Assessment is based on active participation in the modules and the group project.

Engineering students must successfully complete this unit within their first three years of study.

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Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mining Engineering; Software Engineering major sequences

Students are able to (1) work successfully in teams, understanding the nature of the interactions that occur in successful teams; (2) identify methods to manage their own personal wellbeing through their studies and professional careers; (3) reflect on personal knowledge, skills and attributes in preparation for professional recruiting processes; (4) prepare Engineering reports for presentation to a professional audience; and (5) prepare themselves for the transition from student engineer to professional.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation in learning modules and panel sessions; (2) contribution to project; and (3) group presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Jeremy Leggoe
Unit rules
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Approved quota: 140—first-come
Contact hours
15 hours formal contact in learning modules and panels
20 hours group project.
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.