Unit description

Concepts of sustainability, risk management, contextual thinking and mind mapping are covered. In addition, fundamental concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy are introduced. A core aspect of the unit is introducing students to the Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies and the use of reflective writing to demonstrate the development of these competencies over time.

Unit content

1. What is engineering
2. Engineering Ethics
3. Reflective writing, ePortfolio and Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
4. Major and sub disciplines of engineering
5. Brainstorming and mind mapping
6. Contextual thinking
7. Working as part of a team and conflict resolution
8. Managing engineering risk
9. Sustainability in engineering
10. The engineering design process and philosophy of engineering design

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
ePortfolio20%
Project report40%
Presentation10%
Exam: closed book30%
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

Domestic

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