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A Career Episode is about showcasing your engineering knowledge, skills and experience during
particular incidents during your education or work experiences. Each career episode should be from
a different period in your life, demonstrate distinct aspect of your engineering activities, and serve
as a proof that you have applied engineering knowledge and skills related to the occupation you
chose as an applicant.
Some of the topics which you can pick up in your Career Episode are:
 An engineering task or project you undertook at the time you were doing your engineering
course. It can be a competition you participated in or even a summer internship you did
where you used your engineering knowledge and skills.
 A project you worked upon or are currently working on – where you can mention how you
contributed to its completion as an engineer or technician.
 Your position in the company – and how you take care of the technical aspects of its
operations. In this case, your career statement should not merely state your key
responsibilities or your duty statement but should emphasize on what you individually do in
the company where you use your engineering or management skills.
 You might also choose to write about particular engineering problem you have solved in the
past – touching upon the specific details about how you solved it.
2. Career episodes should always be written in first person and use active voice. You need a good
grasp on Australian English skills to be able to write an impressive Career Episode report.
You may start your sentences as ‘I planned’, ‘I measured’, ‘I designed’ – emphasizing upon your
contribution rather than your team’s contribution.
3. You might refer to CDR samples available online but be warned – never ever pick up ideas or
activities from a CDR sample you see. Plagiarism is strictly frowned upon by Engineers Australia and
may lead to ‘ban’ on you for one year.
4. Ideally, a career episode should be 1,000 to 2,500 words long. Do not include too much technical
data in the narrative. Stick to the applied knowledge and skills you showcased I that period.
If you identified and solved a particular problem or received an award or recognition for your efforts,
mention about it too. Also mention the problem solving techniques you used for it.
5. Remember that EA asks you number each paragraph of your Career Episode in the SS format.
Thus, the paragraphs of Career Episode 1 will be numbered as 1.1, 12, 1.3…; paragraphs of Career
Episode 2 will be numbered as 2.1, 2.2, 2.3…; and paragraphs of Career Episode 3 will be numbered
as 3.1, 3.2, 3.3…etc.
You will need to mention the number of the paragraphs in the Summary Statement. So, make sure
that each paragraph you write is relevant for the purpose of why you are writing the Career Episode.