2 years ago

3 May, 2016

Ainsworth Design Studio, Mechanical Engineering Building level 5

Organised by:
Faculty of Engineering Student Society

UNSW Engineering Society is proud to present an Internship Information Evening on Tuesday the 3rd of May, from 6 to 8pm in the Ainsworth Design Studio of the Mechanical Engineering Building.
This evening aims to provide useful information to students at all stages of Industrial Training, from those who are yet to begin to those who are hoping to turn their internship into a successful career path. The essential requirements of Industrial Training, and how UNSW assists (and assesses) you as you complete your internship will also be discussed during this event.
Six speakers will share their experiences from their internship. They will cover a broad range of internship opportunities, including overseas experiences and working in academia. Methods of obtaining internships, key difficulties and tips to making the experience rewarding (both professionally and personally) will also be included in the presentations.
At the end of the night, there will be some time for you to ask any questions related to industrial training.

Speakers will be announced soon.

•••••• Pizza will also be provided in the interim of the event ••••••

This Internship Information Evening is free, please register your interest through the ticketing link.

This event is proudly supported by Arc@UNSW.

An engineering job is substantially different from your engineering classes; the industrial training requirement of your degree is designed to ensure you pick up the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. This is an opportunity to enhance your technical learning with experience outside the class room environment.
The industrial training is a 60 day work placement for most engineering faculties, and 80 days for Mining Engineering. This placement can be completed with one or several companies.

Each school has an IT co-ordinator to answer any questions you might have:
• Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering: Dr Maruf Hasan m.hasan@unsw.edu.au
• Civil and Environmental: Dr Kostas Senetakis k.senetakis@unsw.edu.au
• Computer Science and Engineering: Dr Michael Bain mike@cse.unsw.edu.au
• Mining Engineering: Dr Rudrajit Mitra r.mitra@unsw.edu.au
• Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications: Dr Tim Moors t.moors@unsw.edu.au
• Chemical Engineering: Dr May Lim m.lim@unsw.edu.au
• Petroleum Engineering: Professor Sheik S Rahman sheik.rahman@unsw.edu.au
• Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering: Associate Professor Ashraf Uddin a.uddin@unsw.edu.au
• Materials Science and Engineering: enquiries@materials.unsw.edu.au

Information can also be found on moodle in the form of a self-enrolment course for each faculty. These courses provide you with resources to aid you with the internship approval process as well as report writing, supplying documents such submission templates and running through the requirements and procedures associated with each of these processes. They also have a forum in which you can post any questions you may have. Enrolment keys are needed to gain access to these courses, which can be found on the school websites. If they cannot be found, the school office as well as the IT co-ordinators listed above would be able to help.

A report, and a presentation for Material Science students, describing what you have done (and how your activities meet certain attainment criteria) are due after having completed your internship. This will be assessed in order to validate your industrial training.
For more information visit https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/industrial-training

Another viable option for your industrial training is to do the Taste of Research program within the university. This program involves spending 12 weeks with an existing research team within the faculty, and offers a wide range of projects. This program will cover half the IT requirements and a presentation will be mandatory.
More information can be found at https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships/taste-of-research-summer-scholarships

Finally, UNSWcareers have developed a YouTube channel which has a list of short helpful videos to further aid you on how to find an internship in your field.
UNSWcareers channel found at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8EUQ4Er7AtwpeOfArBQv4othE2wY2ZDe