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ENEG20001 Australian Engineering Practice
Australian Engineering Practice
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces the context of Australian engineering practice, including the competency standards and codes of practice. You will study Australian engineering projects by summarising and reviewing the literature with emphasis on the technical methods and standards adopted, ethical practice, and professional responsibility. This unit will develop your communication skills, including technical writing and presentations based on effective research, paraphrasing, referencing, and reviewing published information. As a small team, you will also prepare a scope for an investigation to demonstrate an understanding of the tasks involved in an Australian engineering feasibility investigation.

Details

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 3 - 2022

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from "Have your say" in Moodle

Feedback

The unit coordinator did his best for the unit. However, because of COVID-19, there are challenging times for all of the students to receive the best education online.

Recommendation

Hopefully, everything, including all classes and tutorials/workshops will be face-to-face from the next offering.

Feedback from "Have your say" in Moodle

Feedback

The unit covers the real aspects of Australian Industry which is so helpful for international students.

Recommendation

The same practice with many updated resources will be continued in the next offering.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Summarise technical publications using paraphrasing and references
  2. Deconstruct a project into Engineers Australia’s graduate competencies
  3. Review Australian practice in a specialised field of engineering
  4. Generate a scope for a feasibility study of an engineering project
  5. Work collaboratively based on critical self-review of graduate competencies
  6. Communicate effectively through technical writing and presentations.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Introductory
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 3N 4N )
Intermediate
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 6I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N 6N )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5N 6N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4I 5I 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 4I 5N 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 4I 5I 6I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3N 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2N 4N 5I 6I )
Advanced
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2A 3I 4I 5I 6I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

The Making of an Expert Engineer by James Trevelyan (CRC Press 2014).

(2014)
Authors: James Trevelyan
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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