ENG5008 - Work integrated learning - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Professor Julia Lamborn


Dr Sebastian Thomas

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)


The unit is available only to students in E6001 Master of Advanced Engineering. The following minimum entrance requirements are required to be considered for the unit:

Entry level 1 (two years): Students must have completed 48 points and obtain a minimum WAM of 70.

Entry level 2 (one year): Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points.

Entry into the unit is subject to an internal application process and an interview with the host organisation. Students must also have completed the Engineering WIL Employability Skills training.


Students undertake a project defined by a partner organisation with the approval of the unit coordinator. The placement may be an affiliated arrangement where a consultancy or research project is carried out in association with the company and physical location at the company is not required. Partner organisations may be from a diverse range of industries and sectors, including government departments, private industry and not-for-profit organisations. Students communicate the project findings in the format specified by the partner organisation, such as a consultation paper, report, commentary, manual, submission or speech. The partner organisation provides field supervision, and the faculty provides academic supervision.


  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply broad discipline knowledge to find solutions to complex problems.
  2. Synthesise critical thinking and professional judgement in developing new understandings.
  3. Demonstrate technical skills in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project.
  4. Engage in a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to communicate to a multi-disciplinary team and target audience on technical and non-technical aspects.
  6. Engage and negotiate with team members and stakeholders on a project in a workplace setting.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Hurdle requirement:

Students are required to attend the induction component of the unit and to achieve an overall mark of 50% in the continuous assessment to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to attend the induction will not be able to undertake the placement or pass the unit.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study.

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