ENEG20001 - Australian Engineering Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the context of Australian engineering practice, including the competency standards and codes of practice. You will study Australian engineering projects by summarising and reviewing the literature with emphasis on the technical methods and standards adopted, ethical practice, and professional responsibility. This unit will develop your communication skills, including technical writing and presentations based on effective research, paraphrasing, referencing, and reviewing published information. As a small team, you will also prepare a scope for an investigation to demonstrate an understanding of the tasks involved in an Australian engineering feasibility investigation.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band HECS 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile

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

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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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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 87.50% 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: "Have your say" in Moodle
The unit coordinator did his best for the unit. However, because of COVID-19, there are challenging times for all of the students to receive the best education online.
Hopefully, everything, including all classes and tutorials/workshops will be face-to-face from the next offering.
Action Taken
Besides classes and tutorials, students were taken care of their assignments and projects via zoom and telephone consultations. This was reflected by the overall student's feedback which was impressive.
Source: "Have your say" in Moodle
The unit covers the real aspects of Australian Industry which is so helpful for international students.
The same practice with many updated resources will be continued in the next offering.
Action Taken
In consultation with the CQU Civil academic, an industry guest lecturer talked about the different engineering projects in Australia. Also, real-life civil engineering projects were discussed in the classes. Moreover, a guest lecture was conducted and delivered by Professor Fae Martin (Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching), who discussed 'Ethics and academic integrity' which was really helpful for the international students.
Source: Students Feedback from evaluation team
Link content to real world applications
We appreciate the constructive feedback. The next offering will add more relevant materials for real-world applications linked to the content.
Action Taken
Source: Students Feedback from evaluation team
This unit is well designed for professional engineering skills in terms of speaking and writing.
This good practice will continue.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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