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.||Articulate using appropriate language a range of key roles and features of engineering in the local and global communities as applied in practice;|
|2.||Develop their own learning and career goals, and use self-management skills to plan and manage their work;|
|3.||Work collaboratively to investigate/review the professional responsibilities of engineers in the community;|
|4.||Work individually and as a team member to apply the engineering problem-solving method and its associated steps to an identified problem;|
|5.||Discuss strategies for sustainable and ethical practices in developing solutions to engineering problems.|
|Assignment||Individual video responding to 3 posed questions, 2-3 min (400-500 words equivalence)||15%|
|Report||Team EWB PROJECT: Part A Draft technical team report on proposed solution (400-500 words)||25%|
|Report||Team EWB PROJECT: Part B Final technical Report (500-1000 words total)||30%|
|Presentation||Presentation - each group proposes 2 solutions and defends their solutions of defined criteria, audience judge better solution (800-1000 words)||30%|
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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