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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Concepts of the engineering design process and design philosophy are introduced through an authentic real world engineering problem. Tools such as risk management, contextual thinking, critical thinking, brainstorming and mind mapping are covered. 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.

Unit content

  1. What is engineering? What are the major and sub disciplines of engineering?
  2. Introduction to the role of engineers in society and the importance of engineering ethics
  3. Robotics, computer programming and logic control systems
  4. The engineering design process and philosophy of engineering design
  5. Engineering drawing
  6. Conceptual problem solving techniques; brainstorming, mind mapping, critical and contextual thinking
  7. Reflective practice, ePortfolios and Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies
  8. Working as part of a team
  9. Managing engineering risk

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain at broad and detailed level, the processes and philosophy of engineering design
2 use both written, drawn and oral formats to explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences
3 use reflective practice to demonstrate the development of engineering competency
4 explain the principles of ethics and managing risk in professional engineering
5 effectively operate as a member of an engineering team
6 develop, explain and use a basic understanding of robotics, computer programming and logic control systems to solve a significant issue in society.

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

  1. explain at broad and detailed level, the processes and philosophy of engineering design
    • GA4:
  2. use both written, drawn and oral formats to explain ideas, concepts and processes to targeted audiences
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. use reflective practice to demonstrate the development of engineering competency
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. explain the principles of ethics and managing risk in professional engineering
    • GA4:
  5. effectively operate as a member of an engineering team
    • GA5:
  6. develop, explain and use a basic understanding of robotics, computer programming and logic control systems to solve a significant issue in society.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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