Concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy are introduced through an authentic real world engineering problem. Tools such as risk management, contextual thinking, critical thinking, brainstorming and mind mapping are covered. 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.
- What is engineering? What are the major and sub disciplines of engineering?
- Introduction to the role of engineers in society and the importance of engineering ethics
- Robotics, computer programming and logic control systems
- The engineering design process and philosophy of engineering design
- Engineering drawing
- Conceptual problem solving techniques; brainstorming, mind mapping, critical and contextual thinking
- Reflective practice, ePortfolios and Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
- Working as part of a team
- Managing engineering risk
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||use both written, drawn and oral formats to explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||use reflective practice to demonstrate the development of engineering competency||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||explain the principles of ethics and managing risk in professional engineering||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||effectively operate as a member of an engineering team||Lifelong learning|
|6||develop, explain and use a basic understanding of robotics, computer programming and logic control systems to solve a significant issue in society.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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