1 x 1-hour lecture weekly 1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of COMP1401, ENGR1203 has been successfully completed
Basic computer literacy skills, and basic mathematics, as may be obtained in SACE Stage 2 topics.
Online Assignments, Weekly Tutorial Assignments, Examination, Draft Chapters Report, Executive Summary/Team Reflection Report, Project Prototype Video, Final Team Report, Final Team Presentation.
This topic provides an introduction to engineering with a focus on the role of the engineering team in providing a range of products and services. The initiation, planning and development of engineering projects including such subjects as feasibility studies, design and performance specifications, construction, testing and evaluation, operation and maintenance of engineering systems and the optimum use of resources. Aside from technical considerations, the topic will consider the social, economic, political, environmental and ethical issues related to engineering projects as well as the relevant communication and interpersonal skills.
The aim of this topic is to introduce students to the general nature of engineering and the core professional practices associated with an engineering project. The topic is to develop an understanding of the nature of engineering a range of transferable skills and knowledge including engineering project planning, feasibility and design, oral and written communication skills, meeting procedures, and the ability to work as a group.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
Understand the role of engineers in society and the purposes of engineering projects
Understand the basic processes involved in engineering planning and design
Apply systems concepts and elementary optimisation theory to the modelling of engineering processes
Use decision theory and basic economic analysis for the evaluation of engineering projects
Work effectively in a group on a complex problem
Demonstrate an ability to apply scientific and engineering methodology
Work effectively as part of a team, in project formulation and the execution of feasibility studies
Have taken account of environmental and social issues and the human factor in analysing and designing engineering or other complex systems
Understand the principles of sustainable development
Have a basic competency in the use of word processors, spreadsheets, graphics packages and project management software
Use a style guide, write a report, present a set of logically related ideas in spoken and written form, implement appropriate meeting procedures, and prepare and deliver a seminar
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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