GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report

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Semester 1UWA (Perth)External
Semester 2UWA (Perth)External
This unit comprises (1) a minimum of 12 weeks' practical experience (comprising at least eight weeks in an engineering environment, and up to four weeks in a general environment); and (2) a written report of between 1500 and 2000 words. For further information about the structure of the report and other documents required for submission and completion by the employer, refer to the Professional Practicum webpage. Students with suitable previous employment may be granted advanced standing for the practicum. Students are expected to find their own employment to fulfil the professional practicum requirements, however sources of assistance are listed on the Faculty website.
Students are able to (1) contact and liaise with employers to organise work experience; (2) develop an understanding of their future role as a professional engineer; (3) reflect on work experience and articulate professional benefits; (4) constructively criticise workplace practices; (5) communicate these ideas concisely and articulate them in the report; and (6) perform satisfactorily as assessed by an employer in a discipline-related work environment.
This comprises a written report following the completion of the professional practicum.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Dianne Hesterman
Contact hours
12 weeks
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