International Internship - Engineering

ENG20007 12.5 Credit Points


  • One Semester or Equivalent

Contact hours

  • 15 - 25 full days in internship plus 9 hours online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


150 credit points

Aims and objectives

The International Internship is an opportunity for students to undertake a 'real world learning' experience and gain valuable work experience in an international setting. It provides students with an opportunity to apply concepts and principles of their discipline in a workplace setting, in industry and to experience employment in the industry internationally. On completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Engage meaningfully in work environments
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between theory and practice within a disciplinary area
  • Describe the interactions between disciplinary knowledge, practice and career opportunities
  • Develop cultural competency 

The unit aims to support students to develop their understanding of ‘learning to work’, focusing on students’ professional discipline area/s of study.

 Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify and apply appropriate disciplinary skills and knowledge in a real-world environment
2. Communicate effectively for a range of audiences within the workplace, industry and cultural contexts
3. Develop cross-cultural competence through experiential learning
4. Reflect on and evaluate own experiences, both within the workplace, and regional and global industry trends, that might lead to or affect future employment