• Code ENGN3200
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joseph Coventry
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    First Semester 2020
    Autumn Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    Spring Session 2020
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The aim of this course is to use the internship experience to enable students to develop their engineering skills and practice. Invited Students will be placed in industry and assessed for academic credit. The internships will be aligned with the aims of the engineering program and its areas of specialisation. Students will experience a real-life engineering workplace and understand how their engineering and professional skills and knowledge can be utilised in industry. They will also be able to demonstrate functioning engineering knowledge, both new and existing, and identify areas of further development for their future careers.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Experience of applying existing engineering knowledge in similar or new situations
  2. Ability to identify when new engineering knowledge is required, and apply it
  3. Ability to integrate existing and new technical knowledge for industrial application
  4. Ability to demonstrate the impact of the internship on their learning and professional development through mapping to relevant Stage 2 Engineers Australia technical competencies
  5. Understanding of lifelong learning processes through critical reflection of internship experiences.

Other Information

International students undertaking an internship during Semester 1 or 2 that is weighted at less than 24 units will need to ensure that they are enrolled in a full-time study load to remain compliant with their Student Visa requirements. Domestic students should note that enrolling in a part-time load may impact their eligibility for government support payments (e.g. Youth Allowance, Austudy).

If a student is unsure if they can fit an internship in their program they should seek advice from CECS Student Services (studentexp.cecs@anu.edu.au).

Please note that all internships must be approved by the internship convenor, and students need to obtain this approval well ahead of commencing the internship.


Academic Requirements:

 Internships are highly competitive. As intern positions become available they will be advertised via the CECS website. Unless stated otherwise, students will need to demonstrate that they have completed a minimum of 96 Engineering program courses and have a minimum GPA of 5.0 in their studies. Other specific requirements may also apply, at the discretion of the Internship Host Organisation.

Where a student organises the industry placement themselves, it is the responsibility of the student to contact CECS Student Services (studentexp.cecs@anu.edu.au) well in advance of commencement of the placement.

An agreement between ANU and the Host Organisation is required, setting out obligations of both parties, including confirmation that student will be a paid employee during the internship (e.g. in a casual/fixed term position) and that the intern will be supervised by a degree-qualified engineer with at least 5 years’ experience in their discipline.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Internship Journal (e-Portfolio) and Reflection Items (20) [LO null]
  2. Internship Report (60) [LO null]
  3. Industry Supervisor Report (20) [LO null]

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The preferred duration of an Engineering internship is a 12 week, full-time placement with an industry partner (12 x 40 hour work week). This is equal to 24 units of academic credit; however, students have the option to have a placement count as either 6, 12 or 18 units of credit (based on the available elective space within their program). It is noted that the unit value cannot be varied after the internship has concluded.

Subject to approval from the Internship Host Organisation, students may complete an internship at any intensity (full-time or part-time hours) but the placement must be completed (and all assessment items submitted) within the study period they are enrolled.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $720 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1412 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2545 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5202 01 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 30 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6203 01 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020 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
7503 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9194 01 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 In Person N/A

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