A core part of your Bachelor of Engineering is the completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience. This fulfills one of the requirements of accreditation from Engineers Australia, while also giving you an opportunity gain invaluable hands-on training and experience with real world situations.
You will need to find and negotiate your own work experience, which is subject to approval by the Faculty Board. There is a range of exciting experiences with industry leaders for you to pursue, many within close distance to the University and some offering paid positions. Keep an eye and ear out for potential placements; it’s never too early to start looking.
It’s up to you when you start and finish your industrial experience; you just need to fulfil this requirement prior to your graduation. Many students opt to complete their placement during semester breaks any time after their second year of study. Contact your Industrial Experience Coordinator for more information or if you are unsure.
Past students have worked with local government councils, professional consultancies as well as mining and steel companies, which has involved doing everything from site investigations to designing entire structures. As well as this,UNISS scholars can include the time spent at their industry placement toward their Industrial Experience requirement.
See the frequently asked questions about industrial experience for more information.
If you are preparing to undertake industrial experience, you will need to download and read the Industrial Experience Manual. Prior to commencing your experience, you will need to complete both the Industrial Experience Pre-Approval Form and the Industrial Experience Health and Safety Form. When you complete your experience, you will need to complete the Industrial Experience Verification Cover Sheet.