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Lismore
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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 Use engineering materials and technology, and stakeholder participation to develop solutions to solve humanitarian problems.
2 Apply the principles of human centred design and systems thinking to develop creative solutions to problems by considering contextual and cultural factors.
3 Reflect on and effectively explain technical ideas and processes within teams and stakeholder audiences.
4 Obtain, manage and synthesize information for the purposes of developing and appropriately communicating solutions to humanitarian problems as an individual and in a team environment.

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

  1. Use engineering materials and technology, and stakeholder participation to develop solutions to solve humanitarian problems.
  2. Apply the principles of human centred design and systems thinking to develop creative solutions to problems by considering contextual and cultural factors.
  3. Reflect on and effectively explain technical ideas and processes within teams and stakeholder audiences.
  4. Obtain, manage and synthesize information for the purposes of developing and appropriately communicating solutions to humanitarian problems as an individual and in a team environment.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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