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41038 Engineering Practice Reflection 1

3cp; block
Requisite(s): 41037 Work Integrated Learning 1 AND 41036 Engineering Professional Experience 1

Engineering Practice



This subject guides students through a review of their first cycle of engineering practice and experiential learning outcomes; the latter arising in part from UTS-directed exploration of themes permeating professional practice.

In group sessions, students reflect on individually-declared learning outcomes and evidence of their foundations (inter alia) in theory (formal study), practice (workplace experience) and personal choices. Specifically, students are urged to recognise experiential learning as a life-long imperative, to establish its enabling disciplines while studying, and to claim its possibilities in all settings. Students also reflect on common workplace challenges, and are assisted to develop professional responses. The diversity of workplace experiences reported by students is highlighted and respected.

On a personal level, the subject requires students to demonstrate their developing appreciation and partially achieved capture of professional engineering competencies, under measures applied (inter alia) by Engineers Australia. Students reflect individually on their technical and professional formation, as a 'learning journey'. This learning is documented for peer and professional review. Since each student's work experience is unique, all students benefit.

Amid the inherent diversity of engineering internships, this subject enables all students to deepen their understanding of professional practice. Emphasis is placed on the diverse and changing nature of engineering workplaces; workplace cultures; employment opportunities and processes; ethics and social responsibility; communication and documentation; technology evolution and innovation; engineering methodology; occupational health and safety; and industrial relations.

An emerging critique of practice, built partly on workplace learning, has to be demonstrated by all students.

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Summer session, City campus

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