EE&T IT Report Instructions
Note that you must Log your days for each placement, as well as reporting on it.
Your Industrial Training (IT) report must describe:
the organisation and the type of work they perform, with emphasis on any particular division of the organisation that you were involved with.
the project(s) you worked on
your own tasks and your role in completing them
This description must give enough technical detail to understand what you did. If some tasks involved technical engineering and others involved engineering-related work (defined on the EE&T IT web page) then state the number of days spent on each task.
what you learned from the placement.
how you demonstrated Engineers Australia Professional Engineering Competencies. Attach a completed Professional Engineering Competencies form as an appendix to your report.
Your report need not reveal any information that your company might consider to be confidential but must include sufficient information to enable assessment of the above.
The quality of the report is more important than its length, but as a guide the report should generally be at least 2000 words long (around 4 pages), since few students manage to convey the necessary information in shorter reports. While many reports are longer, try not to exceed 10 pages. Use single-spaced black 12-point text, in a simple font such as Times New Roman. As with most engineering documentation, figures and photos may be more useful than text in many situations. The report should be submitted as a PDF file.
Your report will be assessed according to the extent to which a) the report meets the above criteria, and b) the reported experience meets the objective of industrial training, namely: “To gain practical experience in an engineering practice environment outside the teaching establishment for a minimum of 60 working days.”
If you expect to undertake multiple IT placements, e.g. because the first was shorter than 60 days, then you may submit a report about each placement or submit a single report when you have completed all placements. In the latter case, most of your report should focus on your longest placement, and the remainder can briefly summarise (half a page to a page per placement) what the company does and what tasks you performed there. While this reduces reporting, it adds the risk of delaying finding out that an earlier placement will not be approved (e.g. if the report is deemed to indicate that the placement did not meet the IT requirements).
If you are:
a Co-op Scholarship student, then you can use the report that you write for the Co-op office. You must still attach the Professional Engineering Competencies form to your report.
a Master of Engineering (ME) Coursework (program 8621) student, then your report must state the date(s) when you completed your previous degree(s).
Industrial Training reports may be submitted at any time of the year, but if you expect to graduate soon, then you should submit your report before the exam period, so that your possible completion of IT requirements can be processed with your possible completion of courses and so make you eligible for graduation in the next round. Not completing IT reporting within 2 years of completing your courses may prevent you from graduating at all. Reports will be assessed as quickly as possible, but that can vary according to the number recently submitted and other academic work activities, so if you want avoid a possible delay to your graduation, then submit your report before the exam period.