Engineering Practice Hurdle (EPH) is a compulsory component of the Master of Engineering degree which enables you to build your professional skills ahead of graduation.
Completing the Engineering Practice Hurdle is a compulsory and important step to ensure that Master of Engineering students are ready to enter the workforce. This is an opportunity to learn outside the classroom, develop employability skills and grow industry networks prior to graduation.
You will need to undertake one of the following options whilst you are enrolled into your course in order to be eligible to graduate. You should arrange to attend an Engineering Practice Hurdle session in your first semester, to further understand your timeline for your chosen option.
You may choose between these options to complete your Engineering Practice Hurdle requirement:
CHEN90028 Industry Project
Engage with industry on a designated investigative project by undertaking this 25-point subject open to students in the Master of Engineering (Chemical), (Biochemical) and (Chemical with Business) degree.
Strengthen your professional experience by undertaking this 25-point elective subject which allows students to undertake a 10–16 weeks (350 hours) internship alongside assessments focusing on professional development.
Leaders in Communities Award
Have your extracurricular activities recognised on your Academic Transcript, develop your professional skills and enhance your networks through engaging in community and university volunteering opportunities.
Not for Credit Internship
An opportunity to undertake paid work in your industry and enhance your career readiness.
Skills Towards Employment Program
Attend workshops and online lessons to assist you to build your written and verbal communication skills, whilst developing an ePortfolio.