Introduces students to humanitarian engineering and human-centred design. Students will undertake a group design project in order to test their understanding of the human-centred design principles, the engineering design process, and working effectively in a team. Students will gain experience in professional skills including team communication, report writing and formal presentations.
- What is humanitarian engineering?
- Human-centred Design
- Working in teams
- Appropriate Technology
- Finding and evaluating literature
- Identifying and evaluating engineering risk
- Engineering professional skills and competencies
- Engineering drawings and sketches
- Ensuring project sustainability
- Writing in the discipline and constructing an effective written report
- 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||Ethical practice||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||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences||Lifelong learning|
|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|
|6||convey engineering solutions through engineering sketches.||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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