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ENGP1001: Professional Engagement Program 1A

The BEHonours degree (and all associated combined degrees) requires all students to develop a deep understanding of the professional and social contexts in which their engineering knowledge can be applied, and how this context shapes the application of their knowledge. This involves a strong engagement with the practice of their profession and ensuring that they are responsive to the needs and context of industry and community. This engagement is met through the completion of the PEP - Professional Engagement Program - a degree-long integrated program of professional development activities that involves students in contextualising their learning, progressively taking greater responsibility for their own development, and building the foundations of a strong professional engineering career. This is the first unit of three that comprises stage 1 of the program. It provides an orientation to the program for students, allowing them to set goals for stage 1 and begin building basic technical and personal capabilities.

Code ENGP1001
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 0
ENGG4000 or ENGG5217 or ENGP1000

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

  • LO1. Understand the rationale and need for the professional engagement program and it's components as a pre-cursor to career long continuing professional development
  • LO2. Learn how to document professional engagement activities in a reflective manner and with appropriate evidence, linked to competency elements from the stage 1 national competency standard for professional engineers
  • LO3. Begin to build a portfolio of professional engagement activities with evidence that will be curated during the whole of the professional engagement program and drawn upon during PEP2 and PEP3 for employment purposes
  • LO4. Learn how to peer review professional engagement activities from other students, comparing the nature of the activity and they way it is documented to their own claims, with a view to developing a career-long practice of peer review
  • LO5. Track progress of the professional engagement portfolio and set goals for personal and professional development

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.