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Internship (ENGR90033)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeENGR90033
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject involves students undertaking professional work experience at a Host Organisation’s premises. Students will work under the supervision of both a member of academic staff and an external supervisor at the Host Organisation.

During the period of work experience, students will be introduced to workplace culture and be offered the opportunity to strengthen their employability. Students will undertake seminars covering topics that will include professional standards of behaviour and ethical conduct, working in teams, time management and workplace networking.

Intended learning outcomes


At the end of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Describe the application of established engineering or information technology methods to complex problem solving design or project management;
  2. Demonstrate written and oral communication appropriate to the host organization and/or clients;
  3. Demonstrate professional use and management of information;
  4. Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct;
  5. Discuss the elements of effective team membership and team leadership observed in the workplace and compare these to the University setting.

Generic skills

  • Application of established engineering or IT methods to complex engineering or IT problem solving.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering or IT projects.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.

Eligibility and requirements


Entry into one of the following degrees:

MC-ENG Master of Engineering (Biochemical), (Biomedical), (Civil), (Electrical), (Environmental), (Mechanical), (Mechatronics), (Software), (Spatial), (Structural)
MC-IS, 864AL, 864BB Master of Information Systems
MC-IT, MC-IT150, MC-IT100 Master of Information Technology

There is an application process for this subject:

Students who have successfully completed no fewer than 50 points of coursework at the University of Melbourne in one of the prerequisite Master degree courses and achieved a minimum H2B average will be able to access University-sourced internships and can apply for these internships through a competitive process.

Students who do not meet these criteria may source their own internship, and apply to have it approved by the ENGR90033 subject coordinator by contacting eng-placements@unimelb.edu.au.

An application for a student-sourced internship must be made at least two weeks before the teaching period commencement date.

Due to workload commitments, it is very strongly recommended that students restrict their enrolment to 37.5 points in total during the semester, if enrolled in ENGR90033 in Semesters 1 or 2.

Students are not able to enrol in a 25 point industry based final year project subject concurrently with ENGR90033, due to the workload commitment associated with each subject.

Students are not able to enrol in ENGR90027 Engineering Project, CHEN90022 Chemical Engineering Design Project or BIEN90002 Biochemical Engineering Design project concurrently with ENGR90033 due to the workload commitment involved in each subject.



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHEN90028 Industry Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
GEOM90017 Spatial Industry Internship 12.5
ISYS90080 2019
ISYS90082 Industry Based IT Experience Project
Summer Term
BUSA90485 Global Business Practicum
BUSA90473 Business Practicum
Summer Term
Winter Term

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • Initial Reflection against sought Intended Learning Outcomes of no more than 1,500 words. Requires approximately 6 hours of work. Due in approximately week 4 of semester (15%).
  • words
Week 415%
  • Continuous assessment, consisting of 4 Engagement Reports of no more than 750 words each. Requires approximately 12 hours of work in total. Engagement Reports will be due throughout the semester at approximately fortnightly intervals starting around week 6 (30%).
  • words
During the teaching period30%
  • Oral presentation recording (maximum 5 minutes duration) on work undertaken and reflection against the Intended Learning Outcomes. Requires approximately 3 hours of work in total. Due in approximately week 7 of semester (5%).
  • minutes
Week 75%
  • Oral presentation (maximum 10 minutes duration) on work undertaken and reflection against the Intended Learning Outcomes. Requires approximately 7 hours of work in total. Presentations held in approximately week 10 of semester (20%).
  • minutes
Week 1020%
  • Final report on work undertaken and reflection against the Intended Learning Outcomes of no more than 3,500 words including appendices. Requires approximately 12 hours of work in total. Due at the start of the examination period (30%).
  • words
During the examination period30%


All assessments address Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 5.

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours10 hours including seminars and academic supervision.
    Teaching period 3 December 2018 to 1 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date20 December 2018
    Census date 4 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 1 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorColin Burvill
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours10 hours including seminars and academic supervision.
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorColin Burvill
    CoordinatorAndrew Ooi
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours10 hours including seminars and academic supervision.
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

350 hours workplace commitment, 10 hours of seminars/academic supervision, 40 hours of take home assignments and independent study.

Additional delivery details

Students will spend approximately 350 hours on company premises over a 10 - 15 week period. In order to accommodate this, the "January" period will actually start in the beginning of December.

Further information

Last updated: 19 July 2019