The Bachelor of Engineering(Hons), Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering program rules state that: A student must—

  • (a) complete 450 hours of professional practice approved by the Executive Dean; and
  • (b) satisfactorily complete assessment pertaining to thatprofessional practice as determined by the Executive Dean.

You are required to submit five (5) reflections where you reflect on your professional development and communicate these learnings in a written form. Reflections may be completed during and/or after your professional practice activities.

Within each reflection, you are required to:

  1. Choose one (1) of the sixteen (16) Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies. Please note that out of the five (5) reflections at least four (4) reflections must be from sections two (2) and three (3) of the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies. Each reflection must address a different competency.
  2. Identify one or more learning events that you have encountered whilst undertaking your 450 hours of professional practice. When identifying your learning event(s), think about all the things you have done in your professional practice activities and decide which of those things have helped you understand better or helped you do a better job as a professional engineer.
  3. Discuss the learning event(s) you have identified with reference to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency you have chosen. Use the SEAL Reflection Framework for your discussion (300 words per reflection).

1. How will I be assessed?

Reflective papers are marked either pass or fail. You will be required to resubmit should you receive a fail.

The reflection was not submitted or; lacks significant detail and insight or; or is poorly written and has many errors or; does not demonstrate connections with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard or does not follow the reflection framework.The reflection follows the recommended SEAL (Situation, Effect, Action, Learning) format. The reflection is mostly clear and concise. The reflection is thoughtful and insightfuland sufficiently demonstrates how the student developed the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard.