This unit prepares you to effectively transition into higher education by investigating study support services and developing good study practices. You will explore the fundamental skills and knowledge that characterise contemporary engineering practice: stakeholder engagement, problem-solving, sustainable development, systems engineering, ethical conduct, risk assessment, information literacy, Australian Standards, social innovation, and technical communications. Your capacity to work productively in a small team and apply these fundamental aspects is developed and tested through undertaking a complex authentic engineering project. You will also learn to showcase your scholarly achievements by creating a student Portfolio. Successful completion of this unit will equip you with productive study habits; enlighten you with engineering practice insights; award you with practical communication skills in technical reporting, presentations, and sketching; and prepare you for the following series of Project-Based Learning units and associated opportunities to interact with the engineering profession. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
Compulsory Residential School
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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).
Each 12-credit Undergraduate 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.
|1. Written Assessment||15%|
|2. Practical Assessment||15%|
|3. Written Assessment||30%|
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%).
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Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.54% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|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:|
|1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N 5N)|
|1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 2N 3N 5N 6N)|
|2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools, and resources. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 3N 5N)|
|3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2N 5N 6N)|
|3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N)|
|3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 5N)|
|3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1N 4N)|
|3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5N 6N)|
|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|
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•|
|2 - Practical Assessment||•|
|3 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|