The BE degree at the ANU is accredited by the Engineers Australia. A requirement of Engineers Australia, as part of the degree accreditation, is that ALL students MUST complete the equivalent of 12 weeks of full-time work experience outside the University during their studies. This is implemented in the BE degree at the ANU as the ENGN3100 course. Besides accreditation, the work experience has the following two purposes:
- to expose the student to the workplace and workplace issues (such as human and industrial relations, job organisation, maintenance, safety and environmental issues).
- to provide direct insight into professional engineering practice.
Students have the option to complete their Work Experience requirements in a number of ways -for example, by completing a 12 week block over the Summer Holiday period, weekly shifts with an organisation over the course of your degree, multiple short blocks of full time work, etc.
In order to satisfy the ENGN3100 requirements, students must submit a written report via WATTLE once they have completed their 12 weeks of Work Experience. This can sometimes cause problems for students who wish to commence their Work Experience in a particular semester and would therefore like access to the course information and report templates so they have some guidance in terms of the information they're required to present, but have no intention of completing the requirements that semester.
As such, we've collated the some important information (including the report template) and attached it here for your reference. We have also attached a flowchart of key steps in the process to securing a work experience placement, and meeting the requirements of ENGN3100.
See the recoding from the recent Information Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAZ91q0Flqc.
If you wish to apply for placement pre-approval, apply via ENGN3100 Practical Experience Placement Pre-Approval Form.
If you have undertaken ENGN3200 Engineering Internship and wish to claim the same work experience completed towards ENGN3100, see the guide on 'How to claim work experience completed in ENGN3200 towards ENGN3100'.
Note: If your placement is unpaid and need ANU Insurance Cover, please complete the ANU Approval of Activities for Insurance Form and CECS Student Placement Risk Assessment Form, submit the completed forms to the CECS Student Employability team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with your completed ANU Approval of Activities for Insurance Form, you must also provide the following supporting documents as part of your insurance approval process:
- Host Organisation’s Workplace Health & Safety and Critical Incident Policy and Procedure
- Host Organisation’s Covid 19 Response Guide
- WHS and Safety Induction Training the Host will provide for the placement
- Position Description (a brief summary of the main tasks) and type of placement such as on-site/ Remote/ Hybrid (some on-site and some remote)
- If the placement is a remote placement, Host Organisation’s Remote work WHS Policy
IMPORTANT: it could take minimum 5 working days after all required information are received by ANU to get the ANU insurance finalised. If ANU needs additional information from your Host once those documents are reviewed, the process will take longer.