ENGEN272-20X (HAM)

Engineering Work Placement 1

30 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


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Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)


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

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Paper Description

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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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Paper Structure

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This paper requires students to be in a relevant workplace for at least 400 hours, reporting to a workplace supervisor. There are no set lectures or workshops. All interactions with University staff are through Moodle, email, phone and/or site visits.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Set learning objectives for their work placements and provide information on progress of achieving these learning objectives
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  • Show ability to reflect on learning progression by completing the reflection section in the technical report
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  • Evidence the ability to put engineering knowledge into meaningful practice in an authentic engineering context
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  • Complete a written technical report
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  • Be familiar with workplace-specific health & safety requirements and responsibilities
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  • Articulate a career direction/aim
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Assessment of student learning is based on the completion of five 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 65% of the grade (assignments detailed below) with the remaining 35% 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. Bootcamp Project
13 Nov 2020
No set time
2. Placement Brief and Health & Safety assignment
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Learning Objectives: Setting objectives
13 Dec 2020
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Report on business and organisational awareness
15 Jan 2021
11:30 PM
5. Technical and Reflection on Learning Report
19 Feb 2021
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Student Work Performance
  • Other: Facilitated by the WIL 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) 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 hard-copy submission is required. If your report is deemed 'confidential' please talk to your WIL 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.

Please note that this is a 30 point paper, not a 15 point paper, and the workload will reflect that of 30 points.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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A preceding paper is ENGEN270. The second work placement paper is ENGEN372. This paper also links to ENGEN570.
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Prerequisites: ENGEN270 or ENGG279




Restrictions: ENGG371 and ENGEN271

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