This unit is designed to prepare engineering students for professional life. One component involves students in career planning, preparing a resume, and undertaking a mock interview process. Another component focuses on the Codes of Ethics of Engineers Australia and similar bodies, professional conduct of engineers and their social, economic, legal and environmental responsibilities. Students are also oriented to the interface between engineering, business and labour: the nature of engineering and business organisations; their administrative, marketing and financial activities; issues around intellectual property rights; business start-up and sources of business finance; industrial hazards and safety; and union activities. The importance of lifelong learning, and community engagement, participation and contribution are also addressed.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Nil required texts for this unit. Lecturer will provide references and reading materials when required.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):