ENEP12007 - Engineering Business Fundamentals
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides students with an overview of business and commercial aspects of professional engineering and assists them to develop a specific skill relevant to their intended career. Students will be able to evaluate workplace experiences in terms of the Engineers Australia, Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.

Details

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

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
  • Distance
  • 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 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. 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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  • 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

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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
Some training videos prepared by the returning co-op students were mediocre. Moodle - Formal Feedback Selected videos will be provided to improve the student satisfaction.
Maintain well-structured, supportive and engaging delivery similar to 2016. Moodle - Formal Feedback The practice of providing students with support will continue in the future offering.
Focused on useful long term knowledge related to the Business Plan, Communicating with stakeholders and Engineers Australia Chartered Process were well received by the students. Moodle - Formal Feedback The practice of providing practical information related to the business plan and Engineers Australia Chartered Process will be continued in the future offering.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and reflect on commercial and business aspects of professional engineering practice.
  2. Generate professional business documentation suitable for engineering enterprises.
  3. Provide evidence of the continuing development of skills relevant to professional engineering career.
  4. Map and self-evaluate workplace activities in terms of the Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Portfolio  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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 CoordinatorAshfaque Chowdhury (A.Chowdhury@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

Introduction and Co-Op Process

Week 2 13-03-2017

Business Plan

Week 3 20-03-2017

Budgeting and Commercial Justification

Week 4 27-03-2017

Market Research and Strategic Planning

Week 5 03-04-2017

Business Finance and Raising Capital

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

Entrepreneurship

Week 7 24-04-2017

Contract Management / Tender Process

Week 8 01-05-2017

Engineers Australia Chartered Process

Week 9 08-05-2017

Graduate Development and Job Applications

Submission of Draft Portfolio for feedback

Week 10 15-05-2017

Selection Criteria and Interviews

Training Videos from Supervisor Development course available on Moodle

Week 11 22-05-2017

Introduction to Final Year Thesis Topics

Training Videos from Supervisor Development course available on Moodle

Week 12 29-05-2017

Commercial Management

Personal Portfolio work - Developing Specific Workplace Skills

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

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

The portfolio must include the following mandatory assessment items:

  • A business plan covering the financial aspects of commencing a small business or a start-up company, including at least a chart of accounts, balance sheet, profit and loss statement and one year and 5-year forecast as suggested in the course. The business plan needs to be supported by a short audiovisual presentation (not more than five mins) highlighting the key facts of the plan. Consider that the presentation is important to convince the potential financier/investor in your business. The recorded presentation should be submitted via the link provided on Moodle (LO 1, 2).
  • A structured reflective paper that highlights your understanding of the Contract Management Process (LO 2)
  • A reflective paper that provides evidence that you have obtained a specific skill from the training videos provided by students from the Supervisor Development course, and demonstrates how you will use it in a work-placement. The reflective paper must contain references to at least 3 of the training videos and include reflection and discussion on the skills you select (LO 3).
  • A paper that shows your understanding of Engineers Australia's application process for Chartered Status. The paper must include at least two engineering competency claims based on work experience in the suggested format (LO 4).
  • An application for employment, including personal resume, cover letter and the addressing of relevant selection criteria of the position (LO 3).

Note: you will find further details and support material for these assessment tasks on Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

An Assessment Criteria Sheet and information regarding requirements for each compulsory item is available on the Course Moodle site. The Assessment Criteria Sheet documents the level of achievement required to achieve "Acceptable", "Good" or "Excellent" ratings for each Learning Outcome. A rubric for awarding grades based on the levels of Acceptable, Good and Excellent is included in the Assessment Criteria sheet.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Describe and reflect on commercial and business aspects of professional engineering practice.

2. Generate professional business documentation suitable for engineering enterprises.

3. Provide evidence of the continuing development of skills relevant to professional engineering career.

4. Map and self-evaluate workplace activities in terms of the Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.

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




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