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Lismore Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the use of engineering materials and technologies in engineering applications, including their application in humanitarian engineering projects. Students will develop logical thinking, professional and communication skills through a design project.

Unit content

  • Introduction to humanitarian engineering

  • 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology to develop solutions to solve humanitarian engineering problems Ethical practice Lifelong learning Cultural competence
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 Ethical practice Lifelong learning Cultural competence
3 reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences Lifelong learning
4 obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to engineering projects Lifelong learning
5 critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team. Lifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the use of engineering materials and technology to develop solutions to solve humanitarian engineering problems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  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
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. reflect on and explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. obtain, manage and use information for the purposes of developing knowledge and applying it to engineering projects
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. critically evaluate the benefits and challenges of working as a member of a team.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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