This unit of study aims to provide you with practical engineering experience in an environment outside the University and improve your awareness of the issues associated with professional practice. In so doing, it will ensure your perceptions of engineering during your studies develop alongside the realities of practice. This final placement unit will provide the opportunity for you to reflect on your studies to date and how they translate to real-world practice.
|Unit name||Work Placement|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Brian Salmon|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1 - other||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2 - other||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Semester 1 - other||20/2/2023||21/3/2023||10/4/2023||28/5/2023|
|Semester 2 - other||10/7/2023||8/8/2023||28/8/2023||15/10/2023|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Secure a professional placement opportunity through applying sophisticated application letter writing, resume writing, and interview skills.
- Work effectively as part of a diverse engineering team to produce outputs of value or significance to an engineering project
- Appraise professional engineering design practices through reflecting on the experiences encountered during work placement
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Week 1 – 1-hour Information session
Week 3 – 1-hour Workshop
|Assessment||Reflection on work placement preparation|Compare university learning with work placement|Business and Enterprise Management|Work Placement Report|Interview preparation workshop|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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