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Unit description

Applies the concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy to an authentic engineering problem in a workplace setting. A core aspect of the unit is introducing students to the Engineers Australia (EA) Stage 1 competencies. Students apply skills important to engineers, including the use of reflective writing to demonstrate the development of EA competencies, while undertaking 160 hours of work placement.

Unit content

Module 1: The engineering design process

Module 2: Project planning

Module 3: The Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Module 4: Engineering management tools

Module 5: Sustainable development

Module 6: The engineering work site

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1work in a team to plan, deliver and communicate an engineering project in a workplace environment
2apply engineering management tools and techniques to plan and deliver a project
3demonstrate an understanding of the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics and practice competently with integrity in a workplace
4reflect on and self-assess development of proficiency in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. work in a team to plan, deliver and communicate an engineering project in a workplace environment
  2. apply engineering management tools and techniques to plan and deliver a project
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics and practice competently with integrity in a workplace
  4. reflect on and self-assess development of proficiency in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Placement 160 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
Report30%
Report45%
Reflective writing25%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Placement 160 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
Report30%
Report45%
Reflective writing25%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Placement 160 hours (Over the term)
Assessment
Report30%
Report45%
Reflective writing25%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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