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Engineers Australia's Graduate Program

Delivered by Engineering Education Australia

An investment in structured learning and development is essential to support the transition from university graduate to future leader.

Engineers Australia’s Graduate Program is industry relevant, designed to be engaging and flexible. Key outcomes of the Program include growing your valuable engineering graduates into confident decision makers that will be on their way to becoming Chartered ready.

Supporting the Program and your people is evidence that your organisation is focused on delivering the best outcome for your clients while accelerating value delivery.

Upon completion of the Program, application can be made for a Graduate Certificate with a pathway to a Master’s postgraduate degree.

Highlights

  • Engineers Australia's Graduate Program was developed in conjunction with DeakinPrime and major firms across engineering sectors
  • The collaborative approach taken when creating the Program embraced evidence based learning, performance techniques and the latest findings of neuroscience and learning

  • Upon successful completion, participants will be eligible to apply for a Graduate Certificate from Deakin University, with a pathway to a Master’s degree

  • Through a client engagement model, the Program can be tailored and customised for an organisation’s needs

  • Mentors, line managers and senior leaders can track participants progress at any time through an online, interactive Learning Management System

  • Internationally recognised competencies underpin the Program, assisting participants in becoming Chartered ready through analysis and detailed understanding of the competencies

  • In preparation for the Program, refresher modules are required to be completed prior to
    commencement

  • Organisation’s currently running a graduate program can design this offering to compliment and dovetail into existing courses

Topics & Modules

Module 1 - Personal Mastery

Module one explores the graduate engineer’s self-awareness and communication skills in the context of their work environment. Various theories and models relating to individual and team development are covered as a foundation. The graduate’s practical skills and performance are developed to enable them to transfer skills to new experiences, continually evolving their capabilities. Professional ethics is embedded throughout each of the topics listed below.

Role of the Engineer

  • Self - management
  • Emotional judgement
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

The insights gained through this module will conclude with a two-day workshop consolidating and embedding the learnings via a range of experiential activities, skills assessments and self-exploration. The workshop will also introduce the second module and include networking opportunities.

Module 2 - Value in the Workplace

Module two explores the skills and processes required to develop and implement successful projects that deliver desired business outcomes. The topics will enable practical competency upskilling to enhance and leverage stakeholder relationships. Professional ethics is embedded throughout each of the topics listed below.

Delivering a Solution

  • Problem solving
  • Stakeholder engagement

Prepare a Business Case

  • Financing your project
  • Writing a winning bid
  • Project methodology

The insights gained through this module will conclude with a two-day workshop consolidating and embedding the learning via a range of experiential activities, skills assessments and self-exploration. The workshop will also introduce the third module.

Module 3 - Growing Professional Skills

Module three explores the theories, models and methods to provide graduate’s with strategies to bring more innovative practices into their workplaces, enabling them to succeed in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. It will challenge their ability to think critically and work collaboratively, setting them up to become Chartered ready. Professional ethics is embedded throughout each of the topics listed below.

Sustain Success

  • Career and industry
  • Evaluation
  • Innovation and risk
  • Critical thinking
  • Performance leadership
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