ENEG20001 - Australian Engineering Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will be introduced to the roles of professional engineers in the Australian context. You will explore the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies and the place of the professional engineer in the engineering team. You will see that the engineer's role is to facilitate the integration of technical, business, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political issues that arise within engineering projects and programs. You will apply information literacy skills and information technology skills to engineering projects and present project outcomes. You will work in teams and develop team skills, develop communication skills appropriate for the professional environment, apply risk assessment and workplace health and safety assessment to engineering activities and explore the complex nature of engineering activities and the need to deal with uncertainty and conflicting information. You will prepare a portfolio to demonstrate development of a professional attitude, problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and productive work practices, and provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn productively, both individually and in teams.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students interested in the team project, workshop sessions and practice presentation as part of the unit contents Moodle website. We keep improving the unit content and bring in more guest lecturers.
With this unit, students could improve their knowledge about Australian professional career and Engineers Australia. Team working with other students on engaging projects, project management skills was appreciated by students. Moodle website. We make sure that detailed projects are defined for each semester.
Library must have copies of textbook for the student. Moodle Website. We make sure that the Library keeps more copies of the prescribed textbook.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the historical impact of engineering on society
  2. Explain engineering professionalism and ethics in the Australian context
  3. Discuss engineers' roles, responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  4. Manage information and documentation
  5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
  6. Lead or participate collaboratively in teams
  7. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Knowledge        
2. Communication        
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills              
4. Research            
5. Self-management          
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility        
7. Leadership            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio    

Prescribed Textbooks

The Making of an Expert Engineer
Author/s: Trevelyan, J Year: 2014
Edition: Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis
City: London
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

An ebook version is also available. The link is available at the CRC Press.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Various software resources dependant on the project selected.
  • Basic processing software and spreadsheeting software such as MS Office
  • Basic project management software such as MS Project
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMohammad Rasul (m.rasul@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Why engineer?

Trevelyan Chapters

1 Why engineer?

2 What type of engineer? and

3 Flying start, no wings, wrong direction

Week 2 13-03-2017

Becoming an expert; What engineers need to know

Trevelyan Chapters

4 Becoming an expert and

5 What engineers know

Students to brainstorm project ideas. Project will be done in a team of 4/5. Team formation will be done.

Think about how to write reflection on your learning outcomes 1 and 2.

Learning outcome 1: Explain the historical impact of engineering on society

Learning outcome 2: Explain engineering professionalism and ethics in the Australian context.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Listening, seeing, reading; Collaboration

Trevelyan Chapters

6 Three neglected skills: Listening, seeing and reading and

7 Collaboration in engineering

Teams continue to work on Project proposal. Understand the problems, prepare project objective and plan, identify research question and develop methodology.

Individual reflective writing 1:

You will need to submit reflective writing/reflective paper on learning outcomes 1 and 2. The page limit for writing reflective paper is maximum 2 pages. Use Times New Roman font 12 with line space 1.

Due: Friday of this week, 23.45 pm (mid-night).

Week 4 27-03-2017

Teaching and technical coordination

Trevelyan Chapters

8 Informal teaching: More than an interpreter and

9 Technical coordination: Informal leadership

Teams project Presentation 1:

Teams will need to present their project proposal with clear objectives and scopes, teams responsibility, Gantt chart, etc.

Schedule of presentation will be provided.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Managing a project

Trevelyan Chapter 10 Managing a project

Teams continue to investigate state of the art research and define the problem/research question, complete literature review, develop methodology.

It's time to think about writing reflective paper on learning outcomes 3-5.

learning outcome 3: Discuss engineer's roles, responsibilities, and the need to employ principles of sustainable development.

Learning outcome 4: Manage information and documentation.

Learning outcome 5: Communicate effectively across a range of contexts.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Understanding investment decisions

Trevelyan Chapter 11 Understanding investment decisions

Teams continue to work on their project.

Individual reflective writing 2:

You will need to submit reflective writing/reflective paper on learning outcomes 3 to 5. The page limit for writing reflective paper is maximum 3 pages. Use Times New Roman font 12 with line space 1.

Due: Friday of this week, 23.45 pm (mid-night).

Week 7 24-04-2017

Negotiating sustainability

Trevelyan Chapter 12 Negotiating sustainability

Teams continue to work on project and generate potential solutions and begin to generate a framework for evaluating solutions.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Great expectations

Trevelyan Chapter 13 Great expectations

Teams continue to work on the project, and evaluate and model the project solution.

It's time to think about writing reflective paper on learning outcomes 6 and 7.

Learning outcome 6: Lead or participate collaboratively in teams.

Learning outcome 7: Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and life-long learning.

Draft report submission 1:

Submit your draft report. Prepare a complete outline of final report. Try to fill-up as much as possible.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Seeking work

Trevelyan Chapter 14 Seeking work

Teams continue to work on the project. Develop model and refine their solution.

Individual reflective writing 3:

You will need to submit reflective writing/reflective paper on learning outcomes 6 and 7. The page limit for writing reflective paper is maximum 2 pages. Use Times New Roman font 12 with line space 1.

Due: Friday of this week, 23.45 pm (mid-night).

Week 10 15-05-2017

Conclusion

Trevelyan Chapter 15 Conclusion

Teams finalise their project and work on their report and presentation.

Teams project Presentation 2:

Teams will need to present their project progress and discussion/outline of final report. Discuss about expected outcomes.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Teams FINAL project report:

Due Friday of this week, 23.45 pm (mid-night).

Week 12 29-05-2017

Team project presentation 3:

Teams will present the outcomes of their final report.

Portfolio Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Your portfolio will demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes for the unit and to what level. It should be presented in the form of a technical report including a table of contents. You must include evidence from your project work, team work, class activities and readings to demonstrate your achievement of the learning outcomes. There are minimum requirements for the Portfolio and you must provide evidence of the minimum requirements in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this unit.

At the beginning of the term, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the evidence you need to collect so that you can collect the required evidence as you work through the term.

During the term you will complete a project as part of a team. You will use your personal contributions to the team project report and team presentation as part of the evidence of your achievement of the learning outcomes.

Throughout the term, you will be writing some reflective paper that directly relate to the set readings and the learning outcomes. These will form part of the evidence of your achievement of the learning outcomes.

Individual Viva Voce

Following the submission of the Portfolio, you will undertake a viva voce where you will defend the claims made in your Portfolio against each learning outcome. The viva voce is compulsory. If you are unable to defend your claims, your final grade will be affected.

Further information on the Portfolio submission is available on the Unit Website.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
The Portfolio is due at the end of Week 12. Viva voces will be scheduled for Week 13.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

You must provide evidence of your achievement of each of the Learning Outcomes.

There is an Assessment Criteria sheet for this unit available on the Unit Website. The Assessment Criteria sheet gives guidance regarding the type of evidence required for each level of achievement. It is important that you review the Criteria sheet at the beginning of the term so you are familiar with the evidence you need to collect throughout the term.

There are minimum requirements for the Portfolio and you must provide evidence of the minimum requirements in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this unit.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must demonstrate an acceptable achievement of each of the learning outcomes to be eligible for a passing grade in this course.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the historical impact of engineering on society

2. Explain engineering professionalism and ethics in the Australian context

3. Discuss engineers' roles, responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development

4. Manage information and documentation

5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts

6. Lead or participate collaboratively in teams

7. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility




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