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 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||explain at broad and detailed level, the processes and philosophy of engineering design||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||contextually analyse, evaluate, critically review and synthesise information||Intellectual rigour|
|3||use both written and oral formats to reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences||Lifelong learning|
|4||use reflective writing to demonstrate the development of engineering competency||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||explain the principles of managing risk in engineering||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||explain the importance of ethics and sustainability in professional engineering practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||effectively operate as a member of an engineering team.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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