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In this unit, you will be introduced to the roles of professional engineers in the Australian context. You will explore the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies and the place of the professional engineer in the engineering team. You will see that the engineer's role is to facilitate the integration of technical, business, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political issues that arise within engineering projects and programs. You will apply information literacy skills and information technology skills to engineering projects and present project outcomes. You will work in teams and develop team skills, develop communication skills appropriate for the professional environment, apply risk assessment and workplace health and safety assessment to engineering activities and explore the complex nature of engineering activities and the need to deal with uncertainty and conflicting information. You will prepare a portfolio to demonstrate development of a professional attitude, problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and productive work practices, and provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn productively, both individually and in teams.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2018
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
What value does an engineer provide? That is, why do we have engineers in the first place?
Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (80 pages)
Events and Submissions/Topic
Week 2Begin Date:
16 Jul 2018
Becoming an expert; What engineers need to know
This week focuses on engineering knowledge and how engineers come to know what they know and the importance of lifelong learning. University education is useful to prepare you for a lifetime of learning on the job.
Textbook Chapters 4 and 5 (71 pages)
Events and Submissions/Topic
Week 3Begin Date:
23 Jul 2018
Listening, seeing, reading; Collaboration
Communication and collaboration are critical skill for engineers, who achieve most of their work by persuading others to do things for them, e.g. construction and manufacturing. Engineers spend 60% of their time communicating.
Chapters 6-7 (85 pages)
Events and Submissions/Topic
Reflective Writing Task 1 due Week 3 Friday 5PM
Week 4Begin Date:
30 Jul 2018
Teaching and technical coordination
Engineers spend a significant amount of time explaining their ideas to clients, managers, technicians and others. Understanding how people learn is an important skill that can reduce frustration in the workplace.
Your portfolio will demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes for the unit and to what level. It should be presented in the form of a technical report including a table of contents. You must include evidence from your project work, team work, class activities and readings to demonstrate your achievement of the learning outcomes. There are minimum requirements for the Portfolio and you must provide evidence of the minimum requirements in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this unit.
Compulsory pieces of work to be included in the portfolio are listed below. Failing to include the compulsory pieces of work in the portfolio will result in a Fail.
Few of the compulsory mandatory item to be included in your portfolio shall be:
1) Your Professional CV
2) The CPD record sheet with minimum of 3 professional practice exposure activities that you (Student) complete during the term
3) A CPD plan for how you will meet the 480 hours total by the end of your program study (Masters of Engineering)
At the beginning of the term, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the evidence you need to collect so that you can collect the required evidence as you work through the term.
During the term you will complete a project as part of a team. You will use your personal contributions to the team project report and teampresentation as part of the evidence of your achievement of the learning outcomes.
Throughout the term, you will be writing some reflective papers that directly relate to the set readings and the learning outcomes. These will form part of the evidence of your achievement of the learning outcomes.
Individual Viva Voce
Following the submission of the Portfolio, you may be asked to undertake a viva voce to substantiate the claims made in your Portfolio against each learning outcome. The viva voce is compulsory. During the viva voce, you will be asked questions directly related to the Portfolio assessment criteria and the evidence you have provided. This may include evidence related to your team work. Your mark for particular Portfolio criteria may be affected by your viva voce responses.
Further information on the Portfolio submission is available on the Unit Website.
Assessment Due Date
Week 12 Friday (5 Oct 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
The Portfolio is due at the end of Week 12. Viva voces will be scheduled for Week 13.
Return Date to Students
You must provide evidence of your achievement of each of the Learning Outcomes.
There is an Assessment Criteria sheet for this unit available on the Unit Website. The Assessment Criteria sheet gives guidance regarding the type of evidence required for each level of achievement. It is important that you review the Criteria sheet at the beginning of the term so you are familiar with the evidence you need to collect throughout the term.
There are minimum requirements for the Portfolio and you must provide evidence of the minimum requirements in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this unit.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Explain the historical impact of engineering on society
Explain engineering professionalism and ethics in the Australian context
Discuss engineers' roles, responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
Manage information and documentation
Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
Lead or participate collaboratively in teams
Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning
Cognitive, technical and creative skills
Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Academic Integrity Statement
As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.
Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work.
Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit,
including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.
When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment,
you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit.
Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.
Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification
you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.
This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid,
the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
What is a breach of academic integrity?
A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct.
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
Why is academic integrity important?
A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University.
It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere.
Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.
Where can I get assistance?
For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.