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AINV12005 - Safety Engineering

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course will provide students with an understanding of the role and effect of safety engineering on the causation and prevention of accidents. Students will study the concepts, drivers and language of the engineering profession, the engineering domains (eg Civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical) and their contribution to accident forensics, the design process and opportunities for failure in the design process (such as solving the wrong problem, wrong user consultation, failure to understand user requirements, the designed system vs operational system), prevention through design, engineering failure analysis methods and understanding of engineers' reports. The course will also give students an understanding of working in teams with engineers and what skills engineers bring to accident investigations.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Mixed Mode
Gladstone
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Adelaide
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. On-campus Activity 40%
3. Portfolio 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65.22% response rate.

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.

Source: Both Have Your Say and face-to-face communication.
Feedback
The residential school is recognised as the best part of the unit, allowing engagement with the lecturer and teaching staff.
Recommendation
Keep time in the residential school for engagement with the teaching staff.
Action Taken
The residential school has maintained a high level of engagement by staff with students. It should be noted that this is the last offering of this unit.
Source: Have Your Say and face-to-face discussions at the residential school.
Feedback
The level of mathematics and physics is very high for the majority of students.
Recommendation
Review the level of mathematics and physics required in this unit.
Action Taken
The level of mathematics and physics was reviewed and the content was reduced but still maintained the requirements of the learning outcomes.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
"Teachers were supportive. Lectures were interesting, informative and difficult concepts explained well."
Recommendation
This was the last offering of this unit. So no recommendation required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role and effect of safety engineering on the causation and prevention of accidents.
  2. Examine the concepts, drivers, language and practice of the engineering profession.
  3. Explain the accident forensics contexts of the engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical engineering and their contribution to accident forensics.
  4. Evaluate the design process, opportunities for failure and prevention through design.
  5. Examine the methods of engineering failure analysis and their contribution to accident forensics.
  6. Analyse the contribution of engineers and engineering reports in accident investigations.
  7. Examine the benefits of teamwork and collaboration in multidisciplinary investigation teams.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity
3 - Portfolio