ENEP12007 - Engineering Business Fundamentals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides students with an overview of business and commercial aspects of professional engineering and assists them to develop a specific skill relevant to their intended career. Students will be able to evaluate workplace experiences in terms of the Engineers Australia, Stage 2 Competencies for Professional Engineers.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
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 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. 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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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 - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students expressed their satisfaction on long-term knowledge related to creating the business ideas, contract management, the business plan with real financial and business details and Engineers Australia stage 2 competencies.
Recommendation
The practice of providing practical information related to the business process, entrepreneurship, contract management and Engineers Australia chartered process will be continued in the future offering.
Action Taken
Specific sessions were delivered relating to forming a business idea - examples and case studies, contract management and how to consider realistic real financial and business details in a business plan.
Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Maintain well-structured, supportive and engaging delivery similar to 2017.
Recommendation
The practice of providing students with support will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
An improved structure on the weekly contents offered in 2018.
Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Feedback on the draft portfolio returned quickly which enhanced students understanding of the concepts and improved the quality of the student works.
Recommendation
The practice of providing feedback on the draft portfolio will be continued in the future offering
Action Taken
Students were provided timely feedback on the draft portfolio submitted.
Source: Moodle - Formal Feedback
Feedback
Some students prefer to receive all week 12 learning materials at the beginning of the term.
Recommendation
The teaching team will endeavour to release as much of the learning materials as early as possible provided that the materials are received in the same pace from the invited guest lecturers from the industry.
Action Taken
Some resources were released in advance of the delivery of the topics. The rest were received from the guest lecturers after the sessions and hence released once received.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
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.
Recommendation
The students will be supported by similar resources, case studies and guest lectures in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
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.
Recommendation
The students will be well supported with a similar arrangement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
Students received on time feedback on the assessment items which improved the quality of the final submission.
Recommendation
The students will be supported with timely feedback following a similar arrangement in 2018.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Survey
Feedback
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.
Recommendation
Clarity of the contents in some videos will be reviewed.
Action Taken
Nil.
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.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - 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
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 - Portfolio