ENEP12007 - Engineering Business Fundamentals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


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 - 2022

Term 1 - 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 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 60%
2. Presentation 10%
3. Portfolio 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%).

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 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24.39% 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: Moodle Survey
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.
The students will be supported by similar resources, case studies and guest lectures in the future offering.
Action Taken
The practice continued as per the previous year.
Source: Moodle Survey
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.
The students will be well supported with a similar arrangement.
Action Taken
The practice continued as per the previous year.
Source: Moodle Survey
Students received on time feedback on the assessment items which improved the quality of the final submission.
The students will be supported with timely feedback following a similar arrangement in 2018.
Action Taken
Feedback was provided as quickly as practical with one exception.
Source: Moodle Survey
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.
Clarity of the contents in some videos will be reviewed.
Action Taken
Revised sets of video clips included on the Moodle.
Source: Unit Evaluation Score
Students liked the improvements made in the Moodle structure.
The Moodle structure will be maintained in the next delivery.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Evaluation Comments
The assessment marking criteria need further explanation.
Further details on assessment criteria will be provided for students.
Action Taken
Source: Informal comments and email from students
Guest lectures were highly rated by the students.
The practice will continue in future offerings.
Action Taken
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:

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)
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 10