• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Liam Waldron
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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The BE degree at the ANU is accredited by the Engineers Australia. A requirement of Engineers Australia, as part of the degree accreditation, is that ALL students MUST complete the equivalent of 12 weeks of full-time work experience outside the University during their studies. This is implemented in the BE degree at the ANU as the ENGN3100 course. Besides accreditation, the work experience has the following two purposes:

  1. to expose the student to the workplace and workplace issues (such as human and industrial relations, job organisation, maintenance, safety and environmental issues).
  2. to provide direct insight into professional engineering practice.

It is the student's responsibility to obtain the employment. The School of Engineering provides several resources to help students find work experience, including an annual seminar held in second semester, an ENGN 3100 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document and a list of past employers (updated at the end of each semester).

As a general rule, the ideal would be 12 weeks (420 hours) in an engineering environment where the student is working with or supervised by engineers. Also acceptable is 8 weeks in an engineering environment and remaining 4 weeks in any sort of employment. A variation of this scheme that may be acceptable in a handful of special cases is 4 weeks in any sort of employment, 4 weeks in employment in a technical industry of some kind and 4 weeks of work with engineers in an engineering environment. All work experience claimed must have been completed since the commencement of the degree.

Students are required to submit a 10-15 page report upon completion of their work experience. For details of report requirements, report assessment and submission procedure, please see  http://eng.anu.edu.au/courses/ENGN3100/

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

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ENGN3100 Report

  • Students must complete 12 weeks (420 hours) of full-time work experience as part of their engineering degree.
  • A 10-15 page report must be submitted describing the work experience. The employer must sign off on the report. Please see the report template in this Resources page. The report should contain:
    • Title
    • Contents
    • Summary
    • (Scanned) LETTER(S) FROM EMPLOYER(S)
    • Technical Report
    • Development of Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineer
    • refer to the templates and standards bel
  • If you are claiming for employment at more than one place of work, your report must include a letter from each employer (on company letterhead, where letterhead exists) being claimed for, stating the number of full-time and part-time days worked by the student, with dates. This is important so that it is easy to see exactly how much time the student has actually worked for. A template is provided in the resources webpage.
    • LETTERS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT DETAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. See the employer letter template provided with the report template in the Resources page . Scan the signed original letters and include in your electronic report submission. Keep the originals for your record.
    • The report itself need only describe the experience at one of the places (must be one of the places satisfying the engineering requirement).
  • Of the 12 weeks of work experience claimed at least 8 weeks (280 hours) must be within an engineering environment, preferably working with a professional engineer. The other 4 weeks (140 hours) may be in any general type of work (e.g. retail).
  • Students cannot claim for any work undertaken within the ANU or any other university.
  • Students who are undertaking their honours or summer research project with an employer other than the ANU may claim this time as work experience up to the full 12 weeks, based upon the above rules.
  • All work experience claimed must have been completed since commencement of the degree.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 Units of courses.


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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2380 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7356 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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