Engineers Australia (EA) assesses skills of engineers who wish to migrate to Australia. If a migrant engineer does not hold qualifications accredited by EA or belong to a country which is not a full signatory of Dublin Accord, Sydney Accord, or Washington Accord, he or she needs to present a Competency Demonstration Report or CDR. A CDR for a Mechanical Engineer includes:
- A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) report which shows what you have done to which shows what all you have done to remain updated in the field of Mechanical Engineering after completing your undergraduate degree,
- Three Career Episodes which we will cover in detail below, and
- A Summary Statement which presents the cross-reference of the competency elements as showcased in your career episodes. A Summary Statement may differ according to your occupational category.
A career episode for Mechanical Engineering candidates needs to showcase engineering activities they have undertaken during a specific period. Or they may be related to show the distinctive work they have done as a Mechanical Engineer student or a professional in the field. Each of the career episodes you write needs to focus on how you applied your knowledge and skills as a Mechanical Engineer in a project or your nominated occupation.
What does a Career Episode for a Mechanical Engineer need to showcase?
A Mechanical Engineer career episode should showcase that he or she has assembled, erected, commissioned, operated, and maintained machines and processes in a plant and/or installations. Activities that show how you planned, designed, organized, and overseen such activities during different periods of your job and studies should be chosen carefully while writing career episodes.
The career episodes for Mechanical Engineers should be written in Australian English, have no grammatical or spelling errors, or should not be plagiarized. Each paragraph of a Career Episode should demonstrate your skills and talent as a Mechanical Engineering student or professional. EA assesses these career episodes to not only judge your professional acumen but also your communication skills.
Can you send me a Career Episode Sample for Mechanical Engineer Australia?
A sample career episode for a Mechanical Engineer can be a good reference point to see its format or get ideas of what you can include in your CDR report. We do offer you career episode examples but we warn you that they’ve already been used. Copying-pasting them or picking up engineering activities from them can be lethal for your chances of getting visa approval.
Career episode samples we offer are written for Mechanical Engineers with skill level 1 (or candidates with a Bachelor degree or above in Mechanical Engineering). You may also request for CE samples for ME specializations, such as Building Services Engineering, Air-conditioning Engineering, and Heating & Ventilation Engineering.
A career episode has several paragraphs which have to be numbered in a specific format. The paragraphs of the first career episode have to be numbered as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and so on. The second career episode will have paragraphs numbered and 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and so on.
You will also notice that we share each career episode report for Mechanical Engineer pdf we share with you focuses on one specific project or Engineering activity you undertook. But they are written in such a manner that they cover the maximum of the tasks and skills expected from you as a true professional in the field.
Things to include in your Career Episode
Our career episode writing experts are good at asking you the right questions about the engineering problems you have solved, engineering projects you have worked on, and specific achievements you have made in the field.
A career episode for Mechanical Engineering candidates needs to showcase engineering activities they have undertaken during a specific period. Or they may be related to show the distinctive work they have done as a Mechanical Engineer student or a professional in the field.
You must emphasize your personal role in completing the project. Sentences beginning with “I designed/monitored/investigated/planned…” are the ones that interest the invigilators. Avoid too many technical details in the narrative.
Basic Structure of Mechanical Engineering Career Episode
Career episodes are written like essays – in the first person singular form. It contains the following sections:
The introduction should be of about 100 words. It should mention:
- the date and duration of the project or period you are talking about,
- the location where you did it,
- the name of the organization you worked for, and
- your job title at the time.
Remember that your career episodes should be in chronological order.
- The background should be 200-250 words long. It should include details like:
- Type and nature of the engineering project you worked on,
- Objectives of the project and your work area,
- The organizational chart and your position in it, and
- Your job responsibilities.
The engineering activity you mention should be 500-1000 words long. It should mention the description of the work you did as a Mechanical Engineer and your job role. It should relate to the engineering competencies mentioned in ANZSCO code 233512 description. Some of the tasks Mechanical Engineers need to mention across the three career episodes are:
- Monitoring project’ processes and checking if workers or departments have overlapping of responsibilities,
- Developing ways to track the progress of work, quality of work, and amount of work done by each individual or department for optimum labour utilization,
- Analyzing and optimizing worker and equipment efficiencies (including reducing down costs, using facility layout efficiently, studying operational data and production schedules to find areas of improvement, etc.),
- Designing machines, components, mechanical equipment, manufacturing products, plants, and construction systems,
- Developing manufacture specifications, studying the layout and capacities of the plant and systems, and determining materials, piping, and equipment to be used there,
- Managing labour and delivery of materials, plant and equipment,
- Establishing and adhering to quality control and safety regulation standards related to your work,
- Testing, inspecting, installing, and modifying machines, equipment and plant for optimum performance, and
- Coordinating with all the parties to determine the requirements of new designs and surveys.
The career episode summary should again be 50-100 words long. It should include an overview of the project and how you contributed to achieving its goals and targets.