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ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A

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 of 2 units comprising stage 3 of the program. Students reflect on their work experience and then prepare for a graduate role, looking at possible career paths and matching their own personal motivation factors with elements of organizational culture. Students will also explore a theoretical model of engineering practice and validate that with their own work experience.

Code ENGP3001
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 0
ENGP2000 or ENGP2003
ENGG4000 or ENGG5217 or ENGP3000

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

  • LO1. Evaluate the contribution of your recent engineering work experience to your professional development and understanding of engineering practice
  • LO2. Analyse graduate engineering employer requirements in your area of study and refine your value proposition for a potential graduate role
  • LO3. Appraise engineering graduate roles to identify those that are suited to your area of study, your competency and skill profile (from your portfolio), as well as your personality and preferences
  • LO4. Continue to develop a growing portfolio of professional engagement activities linked to the Engineers Australia National Competency standard for Professional Engineers (stage 1), and use this as evidence to support a refined value proposition for a potential graduate role in engineering

Unit outlines

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