ENEG11005 - Fundamentals of Professional Engineering
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit prepares you to transition effectively into higher education by investigating study support services and developing good study practices. You will then be introduced to the fundamental skills and knowledge that characterise contemporary engineering practice: stakeholder engagement, problem solving, sustainable development, systems engineering, ethical conduct, risk assessment, information literacy, Australian Standards and technical communication. Your capacity to work productively in a small team and apply these fundamental aspects will be developed and tested through undertaking a complex real-world engineering project. You will also learn how to showcase your scholarly achievements by creating a student Portfolio. Successful completion of this unit will equip you with productive study habits; enlighten you with engineering practice insights; award you with effective communication skills in technical reporting, presentations and drawings; and prepare you for the following series of Project-Based Learning units and associated opportunities to interact with the engineering profession. Students enrolled in distance mode must attend a compulsory residential school to facilitate peer collaboration and attainment of the course learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • 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 Undergraduate 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. Written Assessment 10%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Portfolio 30%

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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Introduce the Portfolio assignment and team project earlier in the term Student satisfaction survey The team project and Portfolio should be introduced earlier to provide greater emphasis to these aspects of the course
Increase the use of worksheets and work examples to make assignment expectations clearer Staff and student satisfaction survey Create a portfolio template and workshop worksheets to make assessment tasks clearer
Reduce the number of reflective writing assessment tasks Student satisfaction survey Reduce the number of reflective writing assessment topics to reduced the course workload
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Reflect on the skills, knowledge and support services that promote effective study at university
  2. Produce freehand sketches and 2D engineering drawings with AutoCAD that follow Australian technical drawing standards
  3. Develop and apply your understanding of the skills, knowledge, values and interactions that characterise contemporary engineering practice thorough undertaking a complex real-world engineering team project
  4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in oral and written domains.
  5. Generate evidence-based opinions through locating, comprehending and synthesising information from reputable sources
  6. Work and learn individually and in small teams
  7. Apply Harvard style references to written tasks

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving        
3. Critical Thinking        
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence            
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment            
2 - Practical and Written Assessment            
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Engineering Your Future - An Australasian Guide
Author/s: Dowling D, Hadgraft R, Carew A, McCarthy T, Hargreaves D & Baillie C Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Wiley
City: Milton State: Qld
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: This textbook is available in e-print form and is also prescribed for ENEG11007

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • AutoCAD (free student download available from Autodesk http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/autocad)
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 CoordinatorBenjamin Taylor (ben.taylor@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

Welcome to engineering

Lecture: Your journey to Stage 1 Competencies and Discipline Capabilities

Workshops: Model Skyscraper Challenge Design, Prototype, Build and Test

Video: Unit introduction and assessment overview

Textbook: Chapter 1 – What is engineering (The Engineers Australia Competency framework pp. 25-27)

Commence working on Reflective Paper - Studying at University

Complete the Skyscraper Challenge

Week 2 13-03-2017

Creating your study environment

Lecture: Management of learning, time and teams

Workshops: Academic Learning Centre + Tools for effective writing + Learning styles

Video: Reflective writing genre

Textbook: Chapter 5 – Self Management (Time-management strategies pp.249-250 & Managing your learning pp.260-266)

Week 3 20-03-2017

Developing good study habits

Lecture: Unpacking unit learning outcomes

Workshops: Study timetable + learning in teams + Finalising Assignment 1

Video: MindTools resources

Textbook: Chapter 6 – Collaborating With Others (The fundamentals of an effective group pp.289-294)

Commence working on Sketching and Drawing Activities

Reflective Paper: Studying at University Due Friday (24 Mar 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 4 27-03-2017

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS

Working to a standard

Lecture: Australian Standards

Workshops: Sketching + AutoCAD

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS

Video: Civil drawing step-by-step guide

Textbook: Chapter 4 – Professional responsibilities and ethics (Professional responsibility: standards and professional liability pp.174-176)

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR DISTANCE STUDENTS

Commence working on Sketching and Drawing Activities

Week 5 03-04-2017

Working with risk

Lecture: Risk assessment

Workshops: AutoCAD + Risk assessment + Introducing the team project

Video: Civil drawing step-by-step guide continues

Textbook: Chapter 2 – The Engineering Method (Risk Management pp.83-86)

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

BREAK WEEK

Use this time to plan your team project and Portfolio

BREAK WEEK

Video: Literature search and data sources for project

BREAK WEEK

Commence working on Team Project and Portfolio

Sketching and Drawing Activities Due Friday (14 Apr 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 6 17-04-2017

Forming your team and framing your project

Lecture: Portfolio and project nexus

Workshops: Team formation + Project schedule + Concrete casting laboratory

Video: Taking measurement with Google Earth

Textbook: Chapter 2 – The Engineering Method (Project Management pp.78-80)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Building team skills, knowledge and resources

Lecture: Problem solving and stakeholders

Workshops: Excel water balance + Google Earth measurements + Concrete testing laboratory

Video: Excel modelling 1 - systems engineering and water balance

Textbook: Chapter 2 – The Engineering Method (The engineering method pp.56-72)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Quality in engineering practice

Lecture: Information literacy

Workshops: Processing laboratory data + investigating project options and stakeholders + reviewing information sources

Video: Excel modelling 2 - concrete strength and density

Textbook:Chapter 9 – Understanding the Problem (Evaluating Information pp.464-468)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Sustainability and ethics in engineering

Lecture: Course Reflection and Review + Sustainability and ethics

Workshops: Portfolio progress review + project conceptual design + Sustainability and ethics in your project

Video: Excel modelling 3 - reservoir volume

Textbook: Chapter 3 – Sustainable Engineering (What is Sustainable Engineering pp.125-132) & Chapter 4 – Professional Responsibility and Ethics (Engineering Ethics pp.183-186 & Interpreting and Applying Code of Ethics pp.190-198)

Self and Peer-Assessment (SPA) 1 Due Friday (12 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 10 15-05-2017

Communicating with technical reports

Lecture: Effective communication - reports and presentations

Workshops: Report draft 1 + Report draft 2 + Finalising report

Video: Walkthrough technical report exemplar

Textbook: Chapter 7 – Understanding Communication (Introduction pp.328-332)

Team Project Report Due Friday (19 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Communicating with technical presentations

Lecture: Portfolio walkthrough

Workshops: Team presentations + Portfolio progress review

Video: Walkthrough portfolio exemplar

Self and Peer-Assessment (SPA) 2 Due Friday (26 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 12 29-05-2017

Showcasing your learning achievements

Lecture: Beyond this unit

Workshops: Portfolio Compilation

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Portfolio of Learning Achievements Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Reflective Paper: Studying at University
Task Description

Prepare a typed Reflective Paper by studying the topics and resources provided for this assignment on Moodle. You will need to become familiar with the Reflective Writing Guide to ensure your paper articulates reflective thoughts rather than just restating the resources provided. There is no strict word limit, either minimum or maximum, but you should be able to prepare approximately one page for each topic.

Assessment Due Date Week 3 Friday (24-Mar-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria
A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ level for each assignment topic.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 0%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Upload a single PDF document.

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

1. Reflect on the skills, knowledge and support services that promote effective study at university

4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in oral and written domains.

6. Work and learn individually and in small teams

7. Apply Harvard style references to written tasks

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

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Sketching and Drawing Activities
Task Description

Sketching and drawing exercises are set on Moodle. Sketches can be completed in the provided worksheets and drawings must be completed in AutoCAD. A free student version of AutoCAD is available on the Autodesk website. You will also need to become familiar with sections of AS1100 – Australian Standards for Technical Drawing – which can be accessed through the CQU library website.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Friday (14-Apr-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Sketches and drawings should be neat, of the correct scale, with correctly line types and correct size of annotations and dimensions where necessary. Marks will be deducted if sketches and drawings do not meet this criteria.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 0%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Upload one single PDF document plus one single DWG (AutoCAD drawing file)

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

2. Produce freehand sketches and 2D engineering drawings with AutoCAD that follow Australian technical drawing standards

4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in oral and written domains.

6. Work and learn individually and in small teams

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

1. Communication

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Team Project Report
Task Description

In your project team, prepare a typed Technical Report using the template provided. Resources for this assignment are provided on Moodle, in lectures and in workshops. You will need to seek feedback from your lecturer at the draft stage of your report. There is no strict word limit, either minimum or maximum. Your team should aim to prepare a report which adequately explains the decision-making processes, designs and results of your project.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ level for each assignment topic.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 0%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Upload a single PDF document.

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

3. Develop and apply your understanding of the skills, knowledge, values and interactions that characterise contemporary engineering practice thorough undertaking a complex real-world engineering team project

4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in oral and written domains.

5. Generate evidence-based opinions through locating, comprehending and synthesising information from reputable sources

6. Work and learn individually and in small teams

7. Apply Harvard style references to written tasks

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio of Learning Achievements
Task Description

Prepare an electronic Portfolio of individual work as evidence of your achievements towards the relevant course learning outcomes while working on your team project. The Portfolio must be prepared using the template provided and it shall only contain your work. The Portfolio must contain the following compulsory sections.

Grade Nomination: A self-assessment of your level of achievement (‘Sound’, ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’) that you believe should be awarded for each task listed in the Portfolio marking rubric on Moodle. For each task, you will need to substantiate your claim by including the page numbers in your portfolio that contain evidence of meeting the associated indicators of attainment from the marking rubric. Evidence of your learning achievements will come from subsequent sections of your Portfolio including entries in your Workbook, Reflective Journal, and Self and Peer-Assessment Results. An example of a Grade Nomination is provided on Moodle.

Workbook: Can be typed, handwritten (then scanned) or a combination of both but must be neat, chronological and legible. The workbook contains all your work for the team project. It should contain separate entries with headings and the date, such as: ‘April 20 – Project Risk Assessment’. These entries will show when you worked on each element of the project and how your ideas and capabilities have developed through the course. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating skills development. The workbook cannot be completed retrospectively and must include at least two entries each week while working on the team project. Entries should demonstrate a variety of technical skills like researching, brainstorming, creating mind maps, flowcharts, methodologies, schedules, obtaining experimental data, undertaking data analysis, producing results, figures, charts, conclusions, or any other work done for your team project. It is good practice to add entries to your Workbook first and then send a copy to your teammates to ensure you retain the original work.

Reflective Journal: As with your workbook, it can be typed, handwritten (then scanned) or a combination of both but must be neat, chronological and legible. The Reflective Journal contains your thoughts about how you and your team are progressing with the project and what you have learnt and experienced either directly by doing the work or indirectly through observing others. Again, like the Workbook, It should contain at least two entries each week while working on the project. Entries must have headings with the date and a title, such as: ‘April 20 – Why I think Risk Assessment is important for engineers’. Reflective entries can demonstrate a variety of achievements like understanding how and when you learnt something, identifying effective ways to communicate and work with your peers, and comprehending the relevance of what you have learnt and experienced in your future engineering career. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating your development. Thus, the Reflective Journal cannot be completed retrospectively. Refer to the Reflective Writing Guide on Moodle.

You should expect that your lecturer will ask to see your Workbook and Reflective Journal at any time during the team project to ensure that you are progressing suitably towards achieving the associated course learning outcomes.

Self- and Peer-Assessment: At milestones during the progression of your team project you will be required to complete anonymous Self- and Peer Assessment (SPA) surveys. SPAs provide de-identified formative feedback to you and your teammates about aspects of teamwork that are perceived by peers to be working well or could be improved. If you disagree with feedback from your teammates then your thoughts should be articulated through an entry in your Reflective Journal and sent to your lecturer for consideration.Guidelines for completing the SPAs are provided on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Feedback will be provided before finalisation of grades.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ level for all Portfolio tasks.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Upload a single PDF document.

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

4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in oral and written domains.

5. Generate evidence-based opinions through locating, comprehending and synthesising information from reputable sources

6. Work and learn individually and in small teams

7. Apply Harvard style references to written tasks

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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