Industrial Training

Industrial Training

What is Industrial Training?

All students doing a Bachelor of Engineering or a Master of Engineering by coursework are required to complete Industrial Training (IT) as part of their degrees. This requirement comes from the Engineers Australia criteria for accrediting professional engineering education programs which “strongly advocates that all engineering schools include a minimum of 60 days of” “first-hand experience in an engineering-practice environment, outside the educational institution.”  

Industrial Training is essential for students to develop the practical skills that they will need to be effective professional engineers. This is an opportunity to enhance your technical learning with experience outside the class room environment.

Industrial Training is also a great way for civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying and geospatial engineering companies to assess your enthusiasm and ‘fit’ for future employment at their workplace.

All UNSW Engineering students must undertake 60 days of Industrial Training working in an engineering company, usually during summer recesses at the end of their second and third years. It is allowed to add shorter periods of training with the same or different employers to reach the required number of days.

Coordinator of Industrial Training

We think Industrial Training is so important, we have assigned an academic Coordinator of Industrial Training and other administrative staff to assist students who have any doubts or questions about a proposed employment.

To contact the Coordinator of Industrial Training, Johnson Shen, please email Industrial Training: cven.industrial@unsw.edu.au. He runs Industrial Training drop-in sessions every Thursday from 12 - 1pm in his office in Room 212 of the Civil Engineering building. Alternatively, you can contact the School office at cven.enquiries@unsw.edu.au or via phone on 9385 5033.

We also encourage students to consult their lecturers and tutors on the availability of Industrial Training, as well as checking the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering employment notice boards. At the request of prospective employers, relevant announcements may be placed on our website or emailed to students. The UNSW Engineering student intranet also lists current opportunities for students to apply for.

DEADLINES SPECIFIC TO SCHOOL OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING:

The School of Civil and Report submission deadlines are twice a year. The report submission for Semester 2 2018 opens at the start of O-Week and closes at 5pm on 9th August 2018.  If you are expecting to graduate and be included in the November ceremony you must submit your report by this deadline.  Reports submitted after the deadline are automatically considered in the next session and will not be included in the graduation ceremony.

Click below for information regarding the IT process and procedures:

Faculty of Engineering Industrial Training