Courses & Units

Engineering Professional Practice JEE493


Throughout the four years of study, students must complete a mandatory minimum of 12 weeks work experience (exposure to professional practice). They will have sufficient academic grounding and experience to contribute in a positive manner to the engineering design and problem solving processes within the work environment. Students will develop an ability to deal, under supervision, with complex work-related concepts and problems. They should have a greater knowledge and comprehension of their engineering discipline and will be able to engage in various facets of engineering, and can observe and appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics expected of engineers. They will continue to use and understand the importance of acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis as well as the application of specifications and codes. Students must submit their mandatory Work Experience Log Book. The main purpose of this Log Book is to enable students to reflect on their broad experiences (including 12-week Work Experience, academic program and life experiences) and demonstrate and assess their attainment of Engineer’s Australia’s stage 1 competencies. Important note: Students are responsible for identifying and negotiating their own work experience arrangements.


Unit name Engineering Professional Practice
Unit code JEE493
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Damon Howe
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Summer school (early) On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school (early) 6/11/2023 1/1/2024 2/1/2024 18/2/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply concepts learned in the academic environment to learning objectives in the work environment
  • Constructively receive and apply professional feedback, and apply reflection skills as part of personal development and transformative skills
  • Investigate and conduct the necessary research and analysis on complex maritime concepts and problems, and effectively substantiate findings and recommendations
  • Work as part of a team and communicate effectively, by written and oral means, to specialist and nonspecialist audiences; including clients, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031701 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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AssessmentWork Experience Log (100%)
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