ELEC4702: Practical Experience (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC4702: Practical Experience (0 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Pre-Requisites:||[24 CP of senior or senior advanced units of study]. 24 CP of senior or senior advanced units of study.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The Bachelor of Engineering degree requires students to obtain industrial work experience of twelve weeks (60 working days) duration towards satisfying the requirements for award of the degree. Students may undertake their work experience after completion of a minimum of 24 credit points of Year 3 units of study when they have built up a sufficient background of engineering. In general, the type of job that is acceptable for work experience should be in an engineering environment but not necessarily in the same discipline of the degree the student is pursuing. The student is required to inform the School of any work arrangements made by email.
Assessment in this unit is by the submission of a written report of about 4-6 pages on the industrial experience undertaken. The report is to describe the overall structure of the company, the areas that the student became familiar with and their relationship to the firm and, finally, what the student did. A certificate from the company stating the period of employment and the type of work you have undertaken should be attached to your report. The student should inform the company that a short report on the work experience is to be submitted to the School.
The report is to be submitted to the School electronically (see details on the course website http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/eLearning/elec4702.html). There is no deadline for submission of the report but it is a good practice to submit it in the first two weeks after the new semester started.
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their design and problem solving skills.||Design (Level 3)|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice specific knowledge learned in class rooms.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice science and engineering foundations learned in class rooms.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice information skills.||Information Seeking (Level 4)|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their communication skills.||Communication (Level 4)|
|Work experience provides opportunity to students practice their professional skills.
Work experience provides opportunity to students practice and enhance their teamwork and project management skills.
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Note that assessment weightings below indicate relative proportions of required time and effort only, not the value of marks received. Grading in this unit is criterion-based which means that all assessment criteria must be met in order to pass the unit. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
|Assessment Description:||Report: A written report is to submit on completion of work experience that summarises the experience and achievement of the student.|
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given.
Student Appeals against Academic Decisions. Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by a school or the faculty. The appeal must follow the appropriate procedure so that a fair hearing is obtained.
Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/eLearning/elec4702.html|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||14.29%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||14.29%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||14.29%|
|Information Seeking (Level 4)||Yes||14.29%|
|Communication (Level 4)||Yes||14.29%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||14.29%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||No||14.29%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.