Engineering Work Experience and Study Tour - Malaysia 2017
Engineering students - study, live and complete an internship in Malaysia in T3!
The program commences with a study tour of approximately 2 weeks followed by a work attachment of 6 weeks in a company in Malaysia.
Students will gain discipline specific technical expertise and will be challenged to develop personal qualities and attitudes that enhance their international outlook and global citizenship. It is envisaged that students will be provided the opportunity to study within an inter-cultural setting, develop communication skills via academic and social contexts, and be provided the opportunity of working in research laboratories and participate in collaborative project work. The technical tours are organized to showcase discipline specific technologies applied in industry. This study tour to Malaysia is organized in conjunction with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a university in Malaysia. Students will get a chance to interact with professors from UTP and work with their students.
Following the study tour, students will commence their attachment to various companies in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and/or Johor for a 6 week work experience placement. The work placement can either be in engineering companies or research institutions and covers all the major engineering disciplines. Engineering practice is becoming more and more global, with firms having offices in major cities around the world. Through this work placement, students will be provided with an excellent opportunity to experience life as a practising or research engineer in an international setting.
Trimester 3. Study Tour starts in Kuala Lumpur on 27th November 2017 for two weeks. Following the study tour, students will commence their attachment to various companies in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and/or Johor for a 6 week work experience placement.
Included in the program price is:
• Return flights
• In-country transport
• Travel insurance for length of the program
Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:
• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary
• Funding available
Eligibility and Enrolment
This program is designed for 3rd year engineering students (20 units completed).
PLEASE NOTE: Double degree engineering students (D372, D373 and D375) CAN NOW APPLY and undertake SEJ446 - Engineering Project B in lieu of the Engineering Study Tour unit. Speak with your course advisor to check you have space in your course plan.
Students will be selected based on academic performance, response to application questions and interview with the Unit Chair.
NEW COLOMBO PLAN FUNDING
This is a New Colombo Plan project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They have provided 20 mobility grants* of $3000 each.
A funded student participating in a Mobility Project must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- be an Australian citizen;
- students cannot receive a Student Grant to undertake a Mobility Project in a Host Location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights, or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident;
- be enrolled in an on shore campus of an Australian University throughout the duration of the Mobility Project; and
- be undertaking a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree or Concurrent Diploma at the commencement of their Mobility Project.
At least seventy percent of NCP participants must be under the age of 28. Selection of students for grants will be carried out by the faculty, and the Global Mobility team will administer the grants. See here for full eligibility details.
All NCP funded students must agree to participate in NCP promotion such as attending events while in country and promoting via social media e.g. #NewColomboPlan
OS-HELP is a loan scheme to assist eligible Commonwealth supported students, who are based in Australia, to undertake some of their study overseas.
Eligible students may apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7880 (plus $1018 for additional language training) to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
Important to note:
Reho Travel Cancellation Policy
- Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
- The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
- All students must be approved by the Unit Chair and be able to enrol in the appropriate unit prior to being accepted onto the program.
- Once accepted on the program students must pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm their spot. Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
- Before date of deposit: No cancellation fees apply
- After date of deposit and prior to final payment: Deposit amount is forfeited
- After final payment and prior to departure: All payments made are non-refundable
- After final payment and after travel commenced: All payments made are non-refundable
Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program
*Universities cannot provide the same Student with more than one New Colombo Plan Short-term Grant and/or more than one New Colombo Plan Semester Grant (with or without an Internship Grant) during their undergraduate studies.