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Unit description

Introduces students to the use of engineering materials and technologies in engineering applications, including their application in humanitarian engineering projects. Students will develop logical thinking, professional and communication skills through a design project.

Unit content

  • Introduction to humanitarian engineering

  • Use of engineering materials and technology

  • Finding and evaluating literature

  • Ensuring project sustainability

  • Developing communication skills

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology to develop solutions to solve humanitarian engineering problemsEthical practiceLifelong learningCultural competence
2demonstrate an ability to apply logical thinking and develop creative, alternative solutions to problems by adapting knowledge and skills considering contextual factors such as social and cultural needs, sustainability, ethical and professional accountabilityEthical practiceLifelong learningCultural competence
3reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiencesLifelong learning
4obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to engineering projectsLifelong learning
5critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team.Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology to develop solutions to solve humanitarian engineering problems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate an ability to apply logical thinking and develop creative, alternative solutions to problems by adapting knowledge and skills considering contextual factors such as social and cultural needs, sustainability, ethical and professional accountability
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to engineering projects
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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