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ELEC4702: Practical Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering degree requires students to obtain industrial work experience of twelve weeks (60 working days) duration towards satisfying the requirements for award of the degree. Students may undertake their work experience after completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of Year 3 units of study when they have built up a sufficient background of engineering. In general, the type of job that is acceptable for work experience should be in an engineering environment but not necessarily in the same discipline of the degree the student is pursuing. The student is required to login to Sonia and start your Practical experience proposal applications. Assessment in this unit is by the submission portfolio containing written reports on the involvement of industry. Assessments is via Sonia. For details of the reporting requirements, go to the faculty's Practical Experience website http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/practical-experience/index.shtml.

Details

Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Unit code ELEC4702
Unit name Practical Experience
Session, year
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Intensive February, 2021
Attendance mode Professional practice
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 0

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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24 cp of 3000- or higher level units of study
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator S Sathiakumar, s.sathiakumar@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

This is a practical experience unit which does not require class attendance.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester.

Required readings

NIL

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work creatively and systematically on real life problems within the bounds of a professional organisation by employing core knowledge consistent with the task assigned
  • LO2. contribute knowledge and principles at an advanced level within a particular disciplinary field with applicability in the assessment and design of systems
  • LO3. contribute fundamental engineering knowledge and principles within the context and framework of the organisation's approach to a particular engineering problem
  • LO4. demonstrate proficiency in knowledge development by firstly determining the case requirements and limits of the information available, and then targeting information searches effectively and efficiently using varied sources and media formats to assemble the information most pertinent to the particular process or problem
  • LO5. demonstrate fluency in the use of varied communication tools, media, and formats as enablers of discussion, negotiation, and persuasion in a professional context to the extent of the information available on a particular case
  • LO6. engage with, and demonstrate knowledge of professional standards, procedures, and issues such as economic, environmental, political, and social as part of engineering practice in an external organisation
  • LO7. work in a professional engineering team, engaging with other members, drawing on their ideas, skills, and past experiences to form judgement on a particular problem using a multilateral approach.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
This unit is not a normal UoS based on lecture/tutorial/lab, but it is a practical experience unit and the students are required to work with an engineering industry to develop their graduate skills.

Work, health and safety

The students should follow the work, health and safety requirements of the organisation they work with.

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