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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

Introduces concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy through an authentic real world engineering problem. 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. The use of statistical analysis in engineering will also be introduced.

Unit content

  • Introduction to engineering and its sub disciplines
  • Reflective practice, ePortfolios and Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
  • Introduction to units, prefixes, engineering notation and metric conversions
  • Interpreting engineering drawings
  • Conceptual problem solving techniques
  • Statistical analysis in engineering

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)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective writing15%
Project15%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Reflective writing15%
Project15%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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