Students will also examine the activities that constitute the engineering method as 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. Workshops, field trips, and presentations will form an integral part of the unit and attendance will be mandatory.
|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.||Investigate the professional responsibilities of engineers in the community;|
|4.||Choose and apply the engineering problem-solving method and its associated steps to an identified problem; and|
|5.||Discuss strategies for sustainable and ethical practices in developing solutions to engineering problems.|
|Essay||Individual Reflection Essay||15%|
|Case Study||Individual Case Study Report||20%|
|Presentation||Team Oral Presentations||25%|
|Project||Team Project Report||40%|
Engineering Your Future: an Australasian Guide. 4th edn
Dowling, D, Hadgraft, R, Carew, A, McCarthy, T, Hargreaves, D, Baillie, C & Male, S 2016 S 2016
John Wiley and Sons Australia, Milton, Queensland.
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