This is a PBL unit in which students work in teams to formulate responses to given problems specifically designed to integrate the learning and content from the units Electrical Circuits and Computer Programming for Electrical Engineers. Student teams will be coached or mentored by an Electrical Engineering staff member whilst resolving these problems. Staff will advise students with technical aspects of the problems. A language and communication staff member will assist with the development of communications and other generic skills. This unit provides students with the opportunity to collaboratively apply the wide-ranging technical, creative and conceptual skills developed throughout the year with creativity, initiative and personal responsibility.

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NEF1204 - Introduction to Engineering Design

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Contextualise science and engineering fundamentals through problem solving and by utilising a systems approach;  
  2. Demonstrate specialised knowledge and technical competence in finding creative, sustainable and ethical solutions to allocated problems;  
  3. Collaborate effectively as an individual in diverse teams, with accountability for personal and team accomplishments;  
  4. Integrate Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and professional responsibilities of engineers in problem solving;  
  5. Locate, evaluate, and use information effectively in the solution of allocated problems; and  
  6. Articulate solutions clearly (orally and in writing) to professional and non-professional audiences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Practical Lab Assessments (2) 30%
Presentation Team Oral Presentation & Project Demonstration 30%
Report Team Technical Report 30%
Assignment Individual Reflective Essay 10%

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