This degree has an analytical focus with opportunities to work in design and development teams, reflecting standard industry practice.
Before graduating from this degree, you are strongly encouraged to complete a up to 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in a real-world environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (which satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
You may also choose to take part in a one-year industry placement position. This normally occurs at the middle or at the end of your third year. This provides the opportunity for you to gain academic credit and paid industrial experience, which may lead to an industry-linked final year project or potential full-time employment.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.