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ENEP12007 Engineering Business Fundamentals
Engineering Business Fundamentals
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides you with an overview of the business and commercial aspects of professional engineering and assists you to develop a specific skill relevant to your intended career. You 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 - 2022

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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 60%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 10%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%

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.

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
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem-solving. (LO: 1N 2N 3N)
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1N 2N)
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 4N)
Intermediate
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 4I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 3N 4N)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 2I 4N)
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3N 4I)

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 Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

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 - Written Assessment - 60%
2 - Presentation - 10%
3 - Portfolio - 30%

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
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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