ENGEN271-20X (HAM)

Engineering Work Placement 1

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


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Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper is the first work placement for the BE (Hons) degree and is typically undertaken during the summer at the end of the second year. Placements are secured with the assistance of the WIL Coordinators and students are usually paid seasonal rates during the work placement. Assessment is based on assessment items set during the placement (some are compulsory assignments) and student work performance evaluation.
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Paper Structure

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Students are required to have successfully completed ENGEN270 in order to commence this paper. The work placement is intended to develop professional skills through work in a relevant professional workplace, as students work alongside professional engineers. Work placements allow students to observe professional practice and workplace cultures and consider potential careers. Students will be provided opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learnt at university and develop technical knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional work ethic.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • To be able to reflect on the learning occurred during the work placement
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  • Be familiar with workplace specific health & safety requirements and responsibilities
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  • Be able to complete a written technical report
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  • Evidence an ability to put engineering knowledge into meaningful practice
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Assessment of student learning is based on the completion of two assessment items. This paper is wholly internally assessed. The
'Placement Brief & Health & Safety assignment', and 'Technical Report assignments' are compulsory - failure to submit this report will result in an IC grade for the paper. Student assignments comprises 60% of the grade (assignments detailed below) with the remaining 40% deriving from the student's work performance evaluation. Additional details of the assignments will be provided on Moodle.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Work Placement Brief and H&S assignment
4 Dec 2020
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Report on business and organisational awareness
15 Jan 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Technical and Reflection Report Final
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Student Work Performance
  • Other: Facilitated by the Work Placement Coordinator
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/)) where you will be able to access PDFs and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions. Your technical report assignment must be submitted electronically through Moodle, no hardcopy submission is required. If your report is deemed 'confidential' please talk to your placement coordinator (in such cases, hard copy could be the only way to handle the report).

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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This paper requires 10 weeks (minimum 400 hours) of work experience at an approved subject related organisation.The paper is typically undertaken during summer at the end of the second year and commences after the end of year exams. Variations to start dates must be approved by the Paper Convenor.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is preceded by ENGEN270. This paper is followed by ENGEN371 (second work placement).
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Corequisite papers: ENGEN270



Restricted papers: ENGEN272, ENGG371, ENGG372

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