This unit is based on a series of problems designed to both introduce students to systematic problem solving methods and to build on and apply knowledge introduced in other first year semester 1 units. The problems will focus on a range of issues related to engineering practice and sustainability. Students will be required to undertake data analysis and manipulation using various computing tools, including spreadsheet software and fundamental programming techniques.
|1.||Apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics and science to solving engineering problems;|
|2.||Plan and adapt systematic approaches to solving engineering problems;|
|3.||Undertake data analysis and manipulation using various computing tools, including spreadsheet software and fundamental programming techniques in solving problems;|
|4.||Identify, propose and initiate solutions to broad sustainability issues related to engineering problems;|
|5.||Work individually and collaboratively, as both a team member and leader, to complete tasks and evaluate own and others' performance; and|
|6.||Exemplify safe laboratory practices and an ability to identify potential safety hazards.|
|Presentation||Team Oral Presentation (15 Minutes/team)||10%|
|Report||Two (2) Team Project Reports (1500 words each)||40%|
|Test||One (1) Class Test on computer programming||30%|
|Test||Two (2) class tests on problem solving||20%|
Where to next?
As part of a course
This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.
Study a single unit
This unit may be available as a single unit of study.
Find out more about how to apply for single units of study at VU.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.