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This online unit in Professional Engineering Practice E from the University of South Australia further prepares you for your future role as an engineering practitioner. By studying this unit, you will develop an in-depth understanding of professional engineering in relation to future employers, employees, clients and professionals from other fields.
Delivered online through Open Universities Australia, you will also be able to connect with practising professionals through specialist lectures from engineers and managers. Plus, you will have the opportunity to take part in practical engineering tasks and skill development exercises.
Throughout the unit you will develop your business and networking skills. You will study effective communication, meeting procedures, professional ethics, chairmanship, risk management, quality assurance, financial reporting, workplace safety, industrial relations and the role of management, all of which will prepare you for work in your chosen industry.
The unit will be assessed through continuous individual assessment (50%), a group project (30%), and an individual report (20%).
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Level 3 units normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related level 1 and 2 units or other relevant experience.
In this Professional Engineering Practice E unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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On successful completion of this engineering unit, you will have moved beyond the practical application of engineering techniques and gained an understanding and ability to explain the different roles and duties of professional engineering practitioners, along with managers and industry and team leaders.
You will also have developed an understanding of the non-technical factors of engineering, including ethical, social, human, environmental, legal and economic aspects of the profession. You’ll have the ability to select information from a variety of sources in order to analyse complex engineering issues.
The unit will prepare you to communicate successfully in meetings and interviews, give effective presentations, and take part in professional networking and negotiations.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.