ENEG20001 - Australian Engineering Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will be introduced to the roles of professional engineers in the Australian context. You will explore the Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies and the place of the professional engineer in the engineering team. You will see that the engineer's role is to facilitate the integration of technical, business, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political issues that arise within engineering projects and programs. You will apply information literacy skills and information technology skills to engineering projects and present project outcomes. You will work in teams and develop team skills, develop communication skills appropriate for the professional environment, apply risk assessment and workplace health and safety assessment to engineering activities and explore the complex nature of engineering activities and the need to deal with uncertainty and conflicting information. You will prepare a portfolio to demonstrate development of a professional attitude, problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and productive work practices, and provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn productively, both individually and in teams.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 59.82% 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: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students really appreciated the opportunity to learn new Standards and software.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that the projects require students to access Australian Standards. Continue to provide guidance in the use of relevant software.
Action Taken
Australian standards were made available to students and support was provided to use required software.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Students appreciate the assistance provided by the Academic Learning Centre.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that the ALC runs several workshops throughout the term so students are aware of the service and are comfortable in approaching the relevant staff.
Action Taken
Appropriate support was provided through the Academic Learning Centre.
Source: Teaching team
Feedback
Some students used an old version of the Assessment Criteria for their Portfolio.
Recommendation
Ensure students are reminded throughout the term that they must access all unit materials from the unit website so they can be sure they have the latest version.
Action Taken
Students were reminded several times to use current version of assessment criteria.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The unit taught students real world engineering practice and has helped students to become better engineers.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain this level of satisfaction at least.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The lecture class was very noisy.
Recommendation
The face-to-face lecturer should be in the class.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Portfolio marking was not consistent among the teaching team.
Recommendation
Develop a common and consistent understanding of portfolio marking within the teaching team.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the historical impact of engineering on society
  2. Explain engineering professionalism and ethics in the Australian context
  3. Discuss engineers' roles, responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
  4. Manage information and documentation
  5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
  6. Lead or participate collaboratively in teams
  7. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio