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Writing a Summary Statement

Writing a summary statement is a crucial part of writing a CDR (Competency Demonstration Report) for Engineers Australia. It is a one-page document that summarizes the competency elements claimed by an engineer and highlights how and where those elements were applied and achieved. The Summary Statement is based on three career episodes that demonstrate the engineer’s professional experience.

Summary Statement Writing

How to prepare a Summary Statement?

When preparing a Summary Statement, it is important to be aware of the five categories that engineers should make CDR under, which are: 

  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Engineering Manager (EM)
  • Engineering associate (EA)
  • Engineering Technologist (ET)
  • Engineering Graduate (EG)
Key elements considered in the engineering category

Each category has a different summary statement template, and it is important to ensure that all indicators written in the Career Episodes are included and analyzed.

The Summary Statement is written in a tabular format, as prescribed by Engineers Australia. In the first column, the competency units and elements are listed. In the second column, the engineer must mention how they applied that particular competency and the associated paragraph in the career episode where it is described.

CDR Summary Statement Format For Professional Engineer

Competency Element

A brief summary of how you have applied for the element

Paragraph number in the career episode(s) where the element is addressed

PE1 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE

  

PE1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline

  

PE1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

  

PE1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

  

PE1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

  

PE1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

  

PE1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

  

PE2 ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY

  

PE2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem-solving.

  

PE2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools, and resources.

  

PE2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

  

PE2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

  

PE3 PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  

PE3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

  

PE3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

  

PE3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

  

PE3.4 Professional use and management of information.

  

PE3.5 Orderly management of professional conduct.

  

PE3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

  

Preparation Tips For CDR Summary Statement

There are three main indicators that need to be written in the Competency Element column:

  1. Knowledge and Skill Base: This Competency Unit sets the tone for the summary statement and asks the applicant to provide references of general knowledge and skill in the engineering domain.
  2. Engineering Application Ability: This is a core section and helps you demonstrate your technical capabilities and skills as an engineer. This section gives the engineer a chance to show how they solve engineering problems, what tools and techniques they use on projects, and how much project management experience they have.
  3. Professional and Personal Attributes: This competency unit goes beyond the functional aspects and looks at soft aspects like communication, behavioral, social, and leadership aspects. This section allows the engineer to demonstrate their ethics, team membership, creativity, and team leadership abilities.

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Summary

In summary, a “Summary Statement” is a one-page document that summarizes the competency elements claimed by an engineer and highlights how and where those elements were applied and achieved. It is written based on the three career episodes and is a necessary piece of documentation that needs to be submitted to Engineers Australia (EA) for assessing the competency of an engineer who is migrating to Australia. The Summary Statement should be written in a tabular format, as prescribed by Engineers Australia. It is important to be aware of the four categories that engineers can make a CDR under and to ensure that all indicators written in the Career Episodes are included and analyzed in the summary statement.

Getting an expert’s help in writing your summary statements is always recommended. And CDRforAustralia provides you with Summary writing services at affordable costs along with writing CDR and RPL reports, Plagiarism Services, and much more.

FAQs

What are the different competency elements that need to be addressed in a summary statement?

There are 5-20 competency elements that need to be addressed in a summary statement, depending on your engineering category. They fall into three categories: Knowledge and Skill Base, Engineering Application Ability, and Professional and Personal Attributes.

How do I write a summary statement?

The summary statement should be written in a table format, as prescribed by Engineers Australia. The first column lists the competency units and elements, and the second column summarizes how the engineer has applied those elements. 

What are some tips for writing a summary statement?

Tips to write a summary statement are:

  • Be clear and concise
  • Use specific examples
  • Be objective
  • Proofread carefully  

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