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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy through an authentic real world engineering problem. A core aspect of the unit is introducing students to the Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies and the use of reflective writing to demonstrate the development of these competencies over time. The use of statistical analysis in engineering will also be introduced.

Unit content

  • Introduction to engineering and its sub disciplines
  • Reflective practice and Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
  • Introduction to design thinking and engineering processes
  • Engineering communication including technical drawing, report writing and presenting
  • Conceptual problem solving techniques
  • Statistical analysis in engineering

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 use reflective practice to analyse the engineering competencies you wish to develop Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
2 understand the fundamentals of engineering ethics and risk management Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate engineering skills and design thinking and understand engineering processes Knowledge of a discipline
4 effectively operate as a member of an engineering team to solve engineering problems Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
5 apply basic statistical analysis to engineering applications. Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. use reflective practice to analyse the engineering competencies you wish to develop
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. understand the fundamentals of engineering ethics and risk management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate engineering skills and design thinking and understand engineering processes
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. effectively operate as a member of an engineering team to solve engineering problems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. apply basic statistical analysis to engineering applications.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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