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ENGP1003: Professional Engagement Program 1C

Semester 1, 2021 [Professional practice] - Remote

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 third and final unit in stage 1 of the program. In this unit, students will assess progress towards Engineers Australia stage 1 competence and look forward to stage 2 of the program. Single degree student must complete this unit in one semester whereas double degree students may take 2 semesters for this unit.

Unit details and rules

Unit code ENGP1003
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 0
ENGG4000 or ENGG5217 or ENGP1000
ENGP1001 and ENGP1002
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Anthony Kadi,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills-based evaluation hurdle task Participation in workshop(s)
satisfactory participation in collaborative workshop activities
0% Multiple weeks 2 hours per workshop
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment hurdle task Professional Engagement Portfolio
The portfolio has multiple components described elsewhere in this document
100% Ongoing PEP1A + PEP1B + 1 or 2 semesters PEP1C
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

Assessment summary

The Professional Engagement Portfolio consists of the following compulsory components:

For students doing a single (4 year) degree, you must complete PEP1C in 1 semester, including all of the following:

  1. Participate in the review 3 workshop class and complete canvas work during class
  2. Complete a minimum of 80 hours overall on your sonia dashboard, including at least 20 hours non-eng focused and 30 hours eng-focused.
  3. Register for an assessment workshop in Sonia
  4. Complete the assessment workshop pre-work in Sonia before attending your assessment workshop class
  5. Participating in collaborative assessment workshop activities and completing canvas module during class

For double degree students, you may complete ENGP1003 in 1 semester as described above, or in 2 semesters:

Semester 1:

  1. Participate in review 3 workshop and complete canvas module during class
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 PEP hours on your sonia dashboard by Friday of week 13

Semester 2:

  1. Participate in review 4 workshop and complete canvas module during class
  2. Complete 80 PEP hours including 20 hours non-eng and 30 hours eng focused
  3. Complete pre-work for assessment workshop in canvas
  4. Participate in collaborative assessment workshop activities and complete canvas module during class

Assessment criteria

This unit is assessed as pass/fail. If any component of the professional engagement portfolio is missing, this will result in a fail grade and require a re-enrolment in the subsequent semester

For more information see 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.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity 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 integrity breaches seriously.  

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

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks SEM 1: Attend and participate in review workshop 3 class and complete canvas module (weeks 2, 3 or 4 as per your class timetable) Workshop (2 hr) LO3
SEM 1 & SEM 2: Continue to complete professional engagement activities and lodge claims in Sonia to achieve the required minimum number of approved hours in sonia (varies depending on if you are completing this unit in 1 or 2 semesters) Independent study (2 hr) LO1 LO2
SEM 2: Attend and participate in review workshop 4 class and complete canvas module (weeks 5, 6 or 7) - Only required if you are completing PEP1C in 2 semesters (double degree students only) Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
SEM 1 or SEM 2: Complete pre-work in canvas prior to your scheduled assessment workshop class (once you have 80 approved hours on your sonia dashboard) Independent study (1 hr) LO4
SEM 1 or SEM 2: Attend your selected assessment workshop class in weeks 11, 12 or 13 once you have completed 80 hours AND have completed the pre-work in canvas Workshop (2 hr) LO4

Attendance and class requirements

Students must satisfactorily participate in required workshop classes and must complete the required pre-work before attending workshop classes (assessment workshop only). 

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.

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. Document learning from 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
  • LO2. Continue 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, including peer review of the work of others
  • LO3. Track progress of the professional engagement portfolio and set goals for personal and professional development
  • LO4. Evaluate personal and professional development achievement to date and set broad goals for stage 2 of the program

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

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This unit is running for the first time in S1 2021


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