Engineers Australia has partnered with GradAustralia to develop a series of virtual work experience modules, exclusively for our student members and to help bridge the gap between university theory and working practice for engineering students.

Each virtual work experience is targeted at the university level, delivered 100% online, and takes between 2 to 5 hours to complete.

8 virtual work experiences have been developed, that cover the following 7 engineering disciplines:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

How do I access?

The virtual work experience modules have been developed exclusively for Engineers Australia members and will be housed on the Engineers Australia Jobs Board.

Current Engineers Australia student membership is required to access the work experience modules. 

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FAQs

Download the FAQs (pdf) here

What does a module look like?

Virtual Work Experience screenshots

Professional Practice (EPP)

Participation in these virtual work experience modules may be an option to complement or supplement EPP for students nearing completion of their programs and who have already completed additional work experience.

What is feasible and appropriate for each student will depend on several factors including their engagement to date, opportunities provided within their program, and their intended graduation timeframe. Students will need to speak with their individual universities to determine if the virtual experience may count towards EPP at their university.

Engineering Virtual Experiences Brochure

 

Download the Virtual Work Experiences Brochure (pdf) here

 

Module Information

Biomedical Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the engineering team of a large medical device manufacturer and tasked with developing a (hypothetical) new Covid detection device, helping them determine the suitable features of the device and find suppliers.

Civil Engineering

Construction Engineering 
In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the engineering team of a large construction engineering firm and tasked with helping them decide whether their new high-profile building in Adelaide’s CBD should be made from traditional reinforced concrete, or a new type of structural timber.

Civil Engineering

Water Engineering 
In this virtual experience, you will have the opportunity to learn firsthand the practical aspects of being part of a project team in a working engineering firm.

Chemical Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the consulting team of a chemical engineering firm and tasked with helping their client decide which of two technologies for plastics recycling should be adopted; one that relies on thermal degradation (pyrolysis) and the other based on biological degradation (enzymes).

Electrical Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you are part of the electrical engineering team at a medium-size modular construction engineering firm and tasked with the assessment and design of the power consumption, automation and PV Solar energy solution required by the modular office building.

Environmental Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the environmental engineering team of a large consulting engineering firm and tasked with supporting them to deliver a project for a state government client on how to remediate and make carbon neutral a depleted metalliferous mining site.

Mechanical Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the consulting team of an automotive design firm and tasked with providing their client advice on how to transfer solar car technology to develop solar-powered public transport vehicles.

Telecommunications Engineering

In this virtual work experience, you will be joining the engineering team of a large data network infrastructure operator and tasked with helping them decide whether they need to expand their network and how to adapt to customer capacity and technology demands.