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ENGP2003: Professional Engagement Program 2C

Intensive March, 2023 [Professional practice] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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. In this final unit of stage 2 of the program, students practice an elevator pitch and prepare for their work experience role by exploring ethics and workplace health and safety. 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

Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 0
ENGP2001 and ENGP2002
ENGG4000 or ENGG5217 or ENGP2000
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Anthony Kadi,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills-based evaluation hurdle task Professional Engagement Portfolio
The portfolio has multiple components described elsewhere in this document
100% Multiple weeks semester long
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
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 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 PEP2C in 1 semester, including all of the following:

  1. Complete the pre-work in canvas for the review 3 workshop class prior to attending
  2. Participate in the review 3 workshop class and complete canvas work during class during weeks 5, 6 or 7
  3. Complete a minimum of 220 hours overall on your sonia dashboard (PEP1 + PEP2), including at least 50 hours non-eng focused and 120 hours eng-focused.
  4. Obtain a written offer for an approved internship job
  5. Complete the online assessment module in Sonia by Friday of week 13

For double degree students, you may complete ENGP2003 in 1 semester as described above, or in 2 semesters:

Semester 1:

  1. Complete the pre-work in canvas for the review 3 workshop class prior to attending
  2. Participate in review 3 workshop and complete canvas module during class during weeks 5, 6 or 7
  3. Complete a minimum of 180 PEP hours on your sonia dashboard by Friday of week 13

Semester 2:

  1. Complete the pre-work in canvas for the review 4 workshop class prior to attending
  2. Register for a review 4 workshop class in sonia
  3. Participate in review 4 workshop and complete canvas module during class during weeks 5, 6 or 7
  4. Complete 220 PEP hours including 50 hours non-eng and 120 hours eng focused
  5. Obtain a written offer for an approved internship job
  6. Complete the online assessment module in canvas by Friday of week 13

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

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks SEM 1: Complete pre-work in canvas for review workshop 3 prior to your scheduled class Independent study (2 hr) LO1
SEM 1: Attend and participate in workshop 3 class and complete work in canvas during weeks 6-9 as per your allocation Sydney Timetable Workshop (2 hr) LO1
SEM 1 & SEM 2: Continue to complete professional engagement activities and lodge claims in sonia to achieve the required minimum number of approved hours (varies depending on if you are completing this unit in 1 or 2 semesters) Independent study (4 hr) LO2
SEM 2: Complete pre-work in canvas before attending your review workshop 4 class - ONLY required for students completing ENGP2003 in 2 semesters (double degree students only) Independent study (2 hr) LO1
SEM 2: Attend and participate in review workshop 4 class and complete canvas module during weeks 6-9 - ONLY required for students completing ENGP2003 in 2 semesters (double degree students) Workshop (2 hr) LO1
SEM 1 or SEM 2: Once you have completed a minimum of 220 hours (cumulative PEP1 + PEP2) and have a written offer of an approved internship job you may complete the online assessment module in canvas Independent study (2 hr) LO3
WORK EXPERIENCE: You must have secured an approved work experience job in order to complete PEP2C. Obviously you need to find a job first, then lodge an organisation submission form in sonia and also complete the work experience induction module in canvas. Refer to the PEP info site and click on the ENGINEERING WORK button for more information. Placement (1 hr) LO1

Attendance and class requirements

Students must satisfactorily participate in all workshop classes and must complete the required pre-work before attending workshop classes. 

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. Finalise value proposition for a potential engineering internship employer and use this to successfully secure a written offer of an approved work experience job
  • LO2. Continue to develop a growing portfolio of professional engagement activities linked to the Engineers Australia National Competency Standard for Professional Engineers (stage 1) and learn from the peer review of others
  • LO3. Understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to workplace health and safety as well as professional ethics

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

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

assessment workshop has been moved online for S2 2021


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