301027 Industrial Experience Report Guideline
Submitted for partial fulfilment for the degree of
Master of Engineering
School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment
Western Sydney University
|Name of the company|
|Brief description of the company|
|Company web address|
Industrial Experience Details:
|Full-time or Part-time|
|Total number of days|
|Paid or unpaid (if unpaid initially then paid, provide paid and unpaid durations)|
|Supervisor Name and Position|
|Supervisor Contact Number and email|
|Brief description of the role|
(Limit this to a single page if you are preparing the report using a single workplace, add entries as necessary if the industrial experience involves multiple companies – remove these lines.)
Industrial Experience Final Report – Student Checklist
|Overall report presentation||Industrial experience report is presented as a professional report which includes an executive summary and recommended content. The report uses the same font, line spacing, and formatting consistently throughout the report.||☐ ☐|
|Details of the internship||Company details, the roles, the time period, supervisor/team details, the student role are clearly presented.||☐|
|Types of activities||Types of activities clearly presented and easy to read. Relevant material such as detailed designs is presented in appendices where necessary. Sufficient information included in the submission to verify the types of activities (appendices [design notes], logbook, reference letters, etc.)||☐|
|Analysis of Industrial Experience||A good analysis of the industrial experience is presented as recommended.||☐|
|Reflection on Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies||Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies are addressed using the activities mentioned in the report. At least one element in each of the three major categories Are attained as a result of the activities performed during the industrial experience and are clearly articulated in the report.||☐ ☐ ☐ ☐|
|Writing and presentation||The report is easy to read and is well proofread (also grammatically correct). All figures, tables, etc. are correctly captioned. The report uses Consistently throughout the report.||☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐|
|Referencing||A standard referencing style such as Harvard or IEEE is correctly used. All images and other material taken from external sources are correctly cited.||☐ ☐|
Provide a single-page executive summary of the industrial experience.
Table of Contents
<If any – use a separate page>
Introduce the company. Provide details of types of business activities, products as relevant using no more than 2 paragraphs (you may include additional details such as major projects and major products/solutions of the company an appendix if it helps this report).
Describe your position in the company and job description. Also, include the details of the time period of industrial experience and whether it was performed on a full-time or part-time basis.
This is the major section of the report where you present your “industrial experience”. In this section, describe types of activities of you have undertaken during the industrial experience. You may provide details in a chronological manner or categorising under different projects that you have participated in. Include both engineering and non-engineering activities.
Choose three tasks you completed during placement/ job.
Use STAR-L format and describe 3 experiences (one must be technical). Maximum 800 word for each experience
Situation: Describe the environment, the type of people or equipment you worked with. This gives the reader the background information and puts the experience into context.
Task: What was the task you were required to undertake or engage in?
Action: What did you do? Make sure you write from an ‘I’ perspective.
Result: What were the results of your actions? (They may not be as successful as you hoped. Often it is the negative examples that show how you learn and develop your skills.) How do you personally evaluate your success or the effect of your practice?
Learning: What did you learn from this experience and how might it affect future practice and performance? What would you do differently in future?
IMPORTANT: This is not a technical report. If you feel necessary to include Theory or Technical results add them as an Appendix.
o Summarise your learning experience – particularly talk about what engineering, administrative and management skills you have learnt.
o Identify subjects/units or experience, you have learnt at the University, which was beneficial to your industrial experience.
o Identify the skills which you have learnt from your industrial experience that was not taught at the University.
o Specific feedback on the course or the individual unit which was delivered at the University will be useful (particularly saying, for example, it would be better if a particular topic would have been taught as a part of a particular unit) – this feedback will be useful for improvement of the course.
Reflect on how the industrial experience has helped you to develop Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies relevant capabilities. Select the elements of competencies (at least one competency from each of the three main capabilities) and then by referring to types of project activities that you have performed explain how the industry experience has helped you to develop that skill.
|1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE||2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY||3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES|
|oPE1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of underpinning fundamentals oPE1.2 Conceptual understanding of underpinning maths, analysis, statistics, computing oPE1.3 In-depth understanding of specialists bodies of knowledge PE 1.4 Discernment of knowledge oPE 1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice oPE 1.6 Understanding of scope, principles, norms, accountabilities of sustainable engineering practice||oPE2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex problem solving oPE2.2 Fluent application of engineering technique, tools and resources oPE2.3 applications on systematic engineering synthesis and design processes oPE2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects||oPE 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability oPE 3.2 Effective oral and written communication (professional and lay domains) oPE3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour oPE3.4 Professional use and management of information oPE3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct oPE3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership|
By referring to skills you selected above briefly explain how industry experience helped you to develop competencies you selected. At least one competency under each category and maximum 500 words.
|1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE|
|2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY|
|3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES|
Summarise your industrial experience. Reflect on your experience and summarise your learning.
Also write about your career plans. Maximum 500 word
The recommended referencing style is Harvard WesternSydU referencing style. You may use any derivate of the standard Harvard referencing style or any other standard referencing style such as IEEE style.
Students are strongly encouraged to use a referencing tool such as EndNote, Mendeley or ColWiz. The Western Sydney University library offers free training on EndNote and the students can download EndNote via the library website.
- A completed diary signed by a qualified engineer.
- A reference letter from the employer
Include the reference letter(s) from the supervisor(s). The letter(s) should be on company letterheads and should include supervisor contact details, his/her position in the company.
- Maximum 2 page high quality CV including link to your high quality LinkedIn profile
- Industry experience search record (table copied from Excel file)
If writing based on Approved prior work experience , Document A “A completed diary signed by a qualified engineer” is not required.
Instead you include these documents :
For paid, unpaid and prior work experience : Email of approval InPlace applicaionPrior work experince
You may include examples of designs, major work in support of types of project activities of that you have performed. This section is optional, however, it is necessary to provide evidence of your activities by other means if this section is omitted (you may use reference letters, notes on the logbook, etc.). Begin this section on a new page when included.