ENEP11007 - Engineering Employment Preparation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Students identify industries and associated engineering roles they would like to experience as an engineering practitioner, and meet the requirements of the employment process for that industry. They reflect on different forms of engineering industry employment conditions and discuss critical engineering industry workplace issues.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Provide further clarity on the OPUS system Moodle Formal Feedback A session will be organised to provide further details on the OPUS system.
Guest lectures by the hiring managers of the industries to explain the recruitment process. Moodle Formal Feedback Hiring managers are often busy and find it difficult to sync time with the class schedule. A number of hiring managers have been contacted with an aim to invite them in the class so that students receive the latest update on the recruitment process.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and document industries and associated engineering roles they would like to experience as an engineering practitioner.
  2. Undertake the employment process for an engineering work placement in terms of application and interview requirements.
  3. Document and reflect on different forms of engineering industry employment conditions including the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
  4. Discuss critical engineering industry workplace issues including ethics/codes of conduct and Occupational Health and Safety.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving        
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence  
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAshfaque Chowdhury (A.Chowdhury@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Unit Introduction

See unit Website

Week 2 17-07-2017

Co-op Placement Process and Dealing with Workplace Issues

See unit Website

Week 3 24-07-2017

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Skills

See unit Website

Week 4 31-07-2017

Selection Criteria for Industry Placements

See unit Website

Week 5 07-08-2017

Interview techniques

See unit Website

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Vacation week

Week 6 21-08-2017

Job Search Strategies and Social Networking

See unit Website

Week 7 28-08-2017
Engineering Industry Employment Contracts and Conditions

See unit Website

Week 8 04-09-2017
Employer Requirements Workshop

See unit Website

Bring Drafted Employer Requirements Report to workshop

Week 9 11-09-2017
Co-op Placements Process, Transitions from Study to Work

See unit Website.

Work-in-progress Portfolio Due Friday, Week 9 for feedback.
Week 10 18-09-2017

Mock Interview and Co-op Industry Placements Update

See unit Website

Week 11 25-09-2017

Student Work Folio Development

Week 12 02-10-2017
Review and Student Work Folio Finalisation

See unit Website

Portfolio Due Thursday (05 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

The portfolio of individual work must include the following compulsory items. Further information is available on the Moodle site.

Item 1 An application for employment, including cover letter, a personal resume and the addressing of selection criteria.

Item 2 A reflective paper on workplace issues that you are liable to encounter in industry and your approach to managing these issues. The paper should draw from and reference 3rd-year presentations and guest lectures.

Item 3 A reflective paper that identifies entry requirements for your selected career path, and reflects on how you intend to develop to meet these requirements. The paper must provide a self-evaluation of your abilities to function in your chosen career/industry and detail how you intend to address any weaknesses and build on any strengths you identify. The paper should reference 3rd-year presentations as well as other information sources used to make decisions.

Item 4 At least one standard interview performance report completed by employer’s representatives conducting an actual interview for employment with the student or, if this is unavailable, a reflective paper on interview performance including:

  • Identification and understanding of strengths and weaknesses liable to be exposed at interview and how you will make sure your strengths are emphasised
  • Research and information required before attending interview
  • Interview interaction – (what do you expect to be asked, what will you be asking of the employer?)
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Thursday (05-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Portfolios will be available for return to students after the Term 2 Certification of Grades date.
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria
An Assessment Criteria Sheet and information regarding requirements for each compulsory item is available on the Unit Moodle site. The Assessment Criteria Sheet documents the level of achievement required to achieve "Acceptable", "Good" or "Excellent" ratings for each Learning Outcome. A rubric for awarding grades based on the levels of Acceptable, Good and Excellent is included in the Assessment Criteria sheet.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum Pass as per the assessment criteria sheet
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify and document industries and associated engineering roles they would like to experience as an engineering practitioner.

2. Undertake the employment process for an engineering work placement in terms of application and interview requirements.

3. Document and reflect on different forms of engineering industry employment conditions including the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.

4. Discuss critical engineering industry workplace issues including ethics/codes of conduct and Occupational Health and Safety.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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