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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to the use of engineering materials and technologies, and stakeholder participation in humanitarian projects. Students will develop logical thinking, professional and communication skills through a human centred design of a humanitarian project. 

Unit content

  • Introduction to humanitarian projects, stakeholder participation and human centred design

  • Use of engineering materials and technology

  • Finding and evaluating literature

  • Ensuring project sustainability

  • Developing communication skills

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:
1 demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology, and stakeholder participation to develop solutions to solve humanitarian problems
2 demonstrate an ability to apply logical thinking and develop creative, alternative solutions to problems by adapting knowledge and skills considering contextual factors such as social and cultural needs, sustainability, ethical and professional accountability
3 reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to stakeholder audiences
4 obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to humanitarian projects
5 critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team and with stakeholders

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology, and stakeholder participation to develop solutions to solve humanitarian problems
  2. demonstrate an ability to apply logical thinking and develop creative, alternative solutions to problems by adapting knowledge and skills considering contextual factors such as social and cultural needs, sustainability, ethical and professional accountability
  3. reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to stakeholder audiences
  4. obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to humanitarian projects
  5. critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team and with stakeholders

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.