ENAG11008 - Professional and Sustainable Engineering Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will explore the role of engineers in the context of sustainable engineering design and practice. In a team, you will be required to research issues, evaluate the quality of the information obtained and prepare reports on an issue involving sustainable development and practice. You will develop communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which will assist you to function effectively in the engineering workplace and as collaborative learners. You will be required to attend a compulsory residential school early in Term 1 to facilitate attaining the unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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
  • Mixed Mode

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 5%
4. Presentation and Written Assessment 20%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 5%

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

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Feedback Source Recommendation
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities with sustainable development and assess current applications in engineering practice
  2. Investigate and discuss the interdependence of sustainable development and ethics in professional engineering practice
  3. Identify appropriate sources of information, research an issue and evaluate the quality of the information obtained
  4. Prepare technical reports and presentations to communicate the results and limitations of investigations
  5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning
  6. Demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)          
4 - Presentation and Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)          

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)          
4 - Presentation and Written Assessment      
5 - Online Quiz(zes)          

Corrections

Date Updated Information
16-Feb-2017 13:11 The correct dates for the compulsory residential school in Rockhampton are March 13 to 15, inclusive. Please disregard the dates provided under the 'Term-Specific Information' heading and ensure that you bring a laptop if you have one.

Prescribed Textbooks

Engineering Your Future: an Australasian guide plus istudy
Author/s: Dowling, Hadgraft, Carew, McCarthy, Hargreaves and Baillie Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
City: Milton State: Queensland
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

An ebook version of this text is available directly from the publisher. See Moodle for further details.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
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

Video: Unit overview, assessments and communication strategy

Commence Assignment 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

COMPULSORY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS IN ROCKHAMPTON

Video: Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates

COMPULSORY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS IN ROCKHAMPTON

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

COMPULSORY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS IN ROCKHAMPTON
Week 3 20-03-2017

Video: Reflective writing genre


Week 4 27-03-2017

Video: Frameworks for sustainable development

Textbook: Chapter 3 – Sustainable Engineering (What is Sustainable Engineering pp.125-132)

Commence Assignment 2

Reflective Paper: Who is an Engineering Associate Due Tuesday (28 Mar 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Video: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Video: Information literacy

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

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

BREAK WEEK

BREAK WEEK

BREAK WEEK

Week 6 17-04-2017

Video: Examples from industry of sustainable development 1

Week 7 24-04-2017

Video: Examples from industry of sustainable development 2

Commence Assignment 4

Sustainable Development Critique Due Tuesday (25 Apr 17) 11:00 AM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Video: Ethics and teamwork - towards fair Self and Peer-Assessments

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

Week 9 08-05-2017

Video: Unit review & Understanding the Engineering Method

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

Self and Peer-Assessment 1 Due Tuesday (09 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Video: Effective communications for reports and presentations

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

Week 11 22-05-2017

Video: Risk assessment and managing sensitive information

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

Self and Peer-Assessment 2 Due Tuesday (23 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Video: Where to from here - your onward learning journey

Team Feasibility Report Due Tuesday (30 May 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

All students must attend a compulsory residential school in Rockhampton from March 15 to 17, inclusive. The residential school timetable will be posted on Moodle prior to term commencing. Students should bring a laptop if possible.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Reflective Paper: Who is an Engineering Associate
Task Description

Prepare a typed Reflective Paper by studying the 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 not a strict word limit, either minimum or maximum, but you should be able to prepare approximately two to three pages for this assignment.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Tuesday (28-Mar-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-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 component of the assignment.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 20%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please submit through Moodle as a single pdf file. Use any templates provided.

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

1. Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities with sustainable development and assess current applications in engineering practice

2. Investigate and discuss the interdependence of sustainable development and ethics in professional engineering practice

3. Identify appropriate sources of information, research an issue and evaluate the quality of the information obtained

4. Prepare technical reports and presentations to communicate the results and limitations of investigations

5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning

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



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Sustainable Development Critique
Task Description

Prepare a typed critique on the topic of sustainable development. You must define what sustainable development is, identify a suitable engineering project or process and critique it. You will identify opportunities and barriers for increasing the sustainability of this practice. You will need to correctly reference your information sources and ensure that your information is reputable. There is not a strict word limit, either minimum or maximum, but you should prepare approximately three to four pages for this assignment.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Tuesday (25-Apr-2017) 11:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Tuesday (09-May-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria
A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ level for each component of the assignment.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please submit through Moodle as a single pdf file. Use any templates provided.

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

1. Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities with sustainable development and assess current applications in engineering practice

2. Investigate and discuss the interdependence of sustainable development and ethics in professional engineering practice

3. Identify appropriate sources of information, research an issue and evaluate the quality of the information obtained

4. Prepare technical reports and presentations to communicate the results and limitations of investigations

5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning

6. Demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills

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



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Self and Peer-Assessment 1
Task Description

You must complete a Self and Peer-Assessment Questionnaire of your teammates as provided on Moodle. Peer assessment is anonymous and feedback is automatically provided through Moodle.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Tuesday (09-May-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Tuesday (16-May-2017)
Feedback links are provided on Moodle shortly after the questionnaire closes
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

Peer assessment scores are determined using the average of your performance ratings from teammates on key aspects of teamwork. Refer to Moodle for further information.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 20%
Submission Online

Submit through Moodle by using the Self and Peer-Assessment Questionnaire link

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

5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning

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

1. Communication

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice



4 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Team Feasibility Report
Task Description
In your team, prepare a typed Feasibility Report for promoting sustainable development. Using the individual critiques of sustainable development completed by your team members in Assignment 2, decide on an engineering project or process to investigate further. You should explore options to increase the sustainability of this practice by using the 'engineering method' to problem solve any opportunities or barriers to sustainable development. You will need to become familiar with the report template provided on Moodle. There is not a strict word limit, either minimum or maximum, but the main body of your report should be approximately five to six pages to sufficiently examine key aspects of this practice.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Tuesday (30-May-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Tuesday (13-Jun-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

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

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

Please submit through Moodle as a single pdf file. Only one person from the team must submit.

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

1. Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities with sustainable development and assess current applications in engineering practice

2. Investigate and discuss the interdependence of sustainable development and ethics in professional engineering practice

3. Identify appropriate sources of information, research an issue and evaluate the quality of the information obtained

4. Prepare technical reports and presentations to communicate the results and limitations of investigations

5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning

6. Demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills

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

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Self and Peer-Assessment 2
Task Description

You must complete a Self and Peer-Assessment Questionnaire of your teammates as provided on Moodle. Peer assessment is anonymous and feedback is automatically provided through Moodle.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Tuesday (23-May-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Tuesday (30-May-2017)
Feedback links are provided on Moodle shortly after the questionnaire closes
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

Peer assessment scores are determined using the average of your performance ratings from teammates on key aspects of teamwork. Refer to Moodle for further information.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 20%
Submission Online

Submit through Moodle by using the Self and Peer-Assessment Questionnaire link

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

5. Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills by supporting collaborative problem solving and learning

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

1. Communication

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice




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