CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
Engineering Business Fundamentals
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides students with an overview of business and commercial aspects of professional engineering and assists them to develop a specific skill relevant to their intended career. Students will be able to evaluate workplace experiences in terms of the Engineers Australia, Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

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 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 100%

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 Moodle Survey

Feedback

Students expressed great satisfaction with the resource provided to formulate financial aspects related to engineering works in real-world businesses and proposal prepared in industrial settings, contract management, and encouragement to continue the lifelong learning endeavours.

Recommendation

The students will be supported by similar resources, case studies and guest lectures in the future offering.

Feedback from Moodle Survey

Feedback

Very positive feedback received from the students on the newly introduced grading rubric and efforts undertaken to explain the assessment objectives and requirements in each of the assessment items with examples.

Recommendation

The students will be well supported with a similar arrangement.

Feedback from Moodle Survey

Feedback

Students received on time feedback on the assessment items which improved the quality of the final submission.

Recommendation

The students will be supported with timely feedback following a similar arrangement in 2018.

Feedback from Moodle Survey

Feedback

Training video clips provided students with a broad range of exposure to skills required at the workplace. Quality of some of the training videos should have been reviewed.

Recommendation

Clarity of the contents in some videos will be reviewed.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and reflect on commercial and business aspects of professional engineering practice.
  2. Generate professional business documentation suitable for engineering enterprises.
  3. Provide evidence of the continuing development of skills relevant to professional engineering career.
  4. Map and self-evaluate workplace activities in terms of the Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.
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
1 - Portfolio - 100%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio - 100%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Ashfaque Chowdhury Unit Coordinator
A.Chowdhury@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction, Unit Overview and Co-Op Process

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Business Plan

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Budgeting and Commercial Justification

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Business Finance and Raising Capital

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Entrepreneurship

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Market Research and Strategic Planning

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submission of Draft Business Plan on Friday of week 6.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Contract Management / Tender Process

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Engineers Australia Chartered Process

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Graduate Development and Job Applications

Chapter

Reference study materials will be provided on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submission of draft Structured Paper on Contract Management Processes on Friday of week 9.

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Selection Criteria and Interviews

Chapter

Training Videos from Supervisor Development course available on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Commercial Management

Chapter

Training Videos from Supervisor Development course available on Moodle

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Final Year Thesis Topics

Personal Portfolio work - Developing Specific Workplace Skills

Unit Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (8 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

The portfolio must include all mandatory assessment tasks as listed in the marking rubric.

  • A Complete Business Plan: A business plan covering the all financial aspects of commencing a small business or a start-up company including, but not limited to, a chart of accounts, balance sheet, profit and loss statement and a one year and 5-year forecast.
  • Presentation of the Business Plan: The business plan needs to be supported by a short audio-visual presentation highlighting the key facts of the plan. Consider that the presentation is important to convince the potential financier/investor in your business.
  • A structured paper Contract Management Processes: The paper should highlight an individual’s understanding of the overall contract management process
  • A Reflective Paper on Specific Observed Workplace Skills: A reflective paper that provides evidence that a student has learned a specific skill from the training videos and demonstrates how the student will potentially be using the skills in the future professional engineering career. The reflective paper must contain a reference to the training videos and other supporting material provided during the class and include reflection and discussion on the skills set.
  • A Statement on Chartered Process: The statement should show a student’s general understanding of Engineers Australia's new application process for Chartered status and include the competency evidence claims
  • Graduate Application: An application for a graduate position, including personal resume, cover letter and a statement addressing job selection criteria

Students will find further details and support materials for these assessment tasks and marking rubric on Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (8 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.


Weighting
100%

Minimum mark or grade
50% overall marks in the portfolio

Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the "Acceptable’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ levels for each portfolio item. Marks on the portfolio items will be added, and the cumulative mark will form the basis of the individual grade.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe and reflect on commercial and business aspects of professional engineering practice.
  • Generate professional business documentation suitable for engineering enterprises.
  • Provide evidence of the continuing development of skills relevant to professional engineering career.
  • Map and self-evaluate workplace activities in terms of the Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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.

What can you do to act with integrity?