ENGEN371-21X (HAM)

Engineering Work Placement 2

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


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: clare.hewins@waikato.ac.nz
: jewal.morrison@waikato.ac.nz
: levonne.pilott@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)


Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)


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

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
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Paper Description

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The paper is the second work placement for BE(Hons) students and is typically undertaken during the summer at the end of the third year of the BE(Hons) degree.

Placements are secured with the assistance of WIL Coordinators, and students are usually paid during the work placement. Students who intend to undertake a work placement are advised to contact the WIL team via hecs-wil@waikato.ac.nz after applying for the paper through MyWaikato.

The final grade is based on assessment items that evidence the professional skills and learning the students are developing. The assessment also includes student work performance evaluation.

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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. During the placement, all interactions with University staff are normally through Moodle, email, phone and/or site visits. The work placement paper is normally completed over C trimester (summer).
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Identify new, improved or advanced engineering skills
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  • Complete a technical report on the work completed
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  • Know and adhere to work place health & safety requirements
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  • Put engineering knowledge into meaningful practice
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  • Reflect on critical learnings from the work placement
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Dates for the assessment items depend on the starting time-frame of the work placement. Please refer to Moodle for the due dates.
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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 Introduction and H&S Assessment
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Business Sustainability Report
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Capstone Project Interview and Identification
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Report
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Work Performance Evaluation
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 assessment materials and submission portals.

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 ENGG279, ENGG371, and ENGG379.

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Prerequisite papers: (ENGEN270 or ENGG279) and (ENGEN271 or ENGG371)




Restricted papers: ENGG372, ENGEN372

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