Introduces students to the development of a realistic project related to humanitarian engineering. Students will be exposed to the process of working in a team, when it is beneficial and why working as an individual also contributes to expeditious and efficient achievement of the design outcome. Experience in report writing and formal presentation of results will also be gained. A supported problem based learning strategy is used to develop skills in problem identification, concept formulation, critical and contextual thinking, evaluation and clear communication.
Topic 1: What is problem based learning?
Topic 2: Working in teams
Topic 3: Finding and evaluating literature
Topic 4: Identifying and evaluating engineering risk
Topic 5: Engineering decision making
Topic 6: Engineering drawings and sketches
Topic 7: Quality control
Topic 8: Writing in the discipline and constructing an effective written report
Topic 9: Techniques for preparing presentations to describe proposed solutions clearly and succinctly
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||use the engineering design process to develop solutions to solve humanitarian engineering problems||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate an ability to 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||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to engineering projects||Lifelong learning|
|5||critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||convey engineering solutions through engineering sketches.||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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