Students will also examine the activities that constitute the engineering method, a problem-solving process, and apply the method to an identified problem. Case studies will be presented to students introducing them to descriptions of real situations that provide a context for engineers to explore decision-making in the face of socio-technical issues, such as environmental, political, and ethical issues. Students will work on a number of deliverables that will require them to work both individually and collaboratively, and communicate their work and findings in oral and written forms.
|1.||Identify the key roles of engineering in the local and global communities, and understand the key features of the different disciplines of engineering practice;|
|2.||Develop their own learning and career goals, and use self-management skills to plan and manage their work;|
|3.||Recognise the professional responsibilities of engineers as well as ethical and sustainability issues in engineering practice;|
|4.||Identify and interpret strategies for practising sustainable engineering and evaluate a solution in terms of environmental, social and economic costs and benefits;|
|5.||Describe the engineering method as well as the activities that constitute this problem-solving process and apply the method to an identified problem;|
|6.||Communicate effectively with others orally and in writing on a range of engineering-related topics using appropriate language; and|
|7.||Work individually and with others, as both a team member and leader in both formal and informal teams, to complete tasks.|
|Essay||Individual Reflection Essay (1000 words)||25%|
|Case Study||Individual Case Study Report (1500 words)||30%|
|Presentation||Team Oral Presentation (15 minutes)||10%|
|Project||A Team Project Report (5000 words)||35%|
Engineering Your Future: an Australasian Guide 2nd ed.
Dowling, D, Carew, A, Hadgraft, R., (2013)
John Wiley and Sons Australia, Milton, Queensland
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