1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 90-minute tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4742 has been successfully completed
Topic description
  1. Role and nature of Standards, Regulation and Legislation. AS, ISO, ANSI and other standards. Standards Australia. Duty of Care. Penalties and consequences for non-adherence. The standard spectrum - Non-regulatory solutions, self-regulation, quasi-regulation, co-regulation and legislation
  2. Ethics and ethical approval processes. Research ethics
  3. Indigenous issues in engineering and scientific investigation
  4. Overview of Intellectual property, copyright, patents and digital rights
  5. Environmental legislation and compliance. Cultural context of environmental compliance. Certification of compliance. Enforcement. The role of Governance in effective compliance
  6. Directions in Standards, Ethics and Compliance
  7. Case Studies
Educational aims
This topic aims to give students an ability to operate within a cultural content that includes the need to understand and adhere to standards, regulation, legislation and ethical and social norms.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the role and nature of standards, regulation and legislation as they relate to the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice
  2. Understand the need to operate within ethical and regulatory boundaries and understand how to achieve this
  3. Understand the Indigenous issues inherent in engineering and scientific investigation
  4. To have further developed their research, oral and written communication skills and their ability to work as part of a team