Initiation, planning and development of engineering projects including such subjects as feasibility studies, design and performance specifications, creativity, decision theory, construction, testing and evaluation, operation, maintenance and sustainability of engineering systems and the optimum use of resources. Social, economic, political, international and environmental issues related to engineering projects. Drawing and documentation standards, theory and practice, including design and modelling software.
This topic aims to introduce students to the general nature of and the core professional practices associated with engineering design in the context of engineering projects, with emphasis on the social, economic, political, international and environmental issues. The topic also develops skills in drawing and documentation.