ENEP12008 - Engineering Leadership

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering course, you will identify and analyse leadership and engineering management techniques applied within industry-based teams, and generate a personal vision for your leadership style. You will also document safety and environmental management systems applied in engineering workplaces, with a focus on cultural aspects. You will examine ethical principles, codes of ethics and apply approaches to ethical decision making. You will develop a three-year career plan outlining professional, technical and personal aspects of career development.

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 Prerequisite: ENEP12010 Industry Practice 2 OR BLOC10119 12 Week Industry Practice

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 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 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. Report 30%
2. Case Study 30%
3. Portfolio 40%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 56% 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 Feedback 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Introduce more external guest lecturers.
Recommendation
Content will be reviewed to see where more external lecturers can be included.
Action Taken
External lecturers have been provided for at least one week each term.
Source: Student Feedback 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
Review the assessment criteria to more align with assessments tasks.
Recommendation
Assessment criteria will be reviewed to align with tasks.
Action Taken
Assessment criteria was refined and included more detailed and specific criteria for each portfolio element.
Source: Unit evaluations.
Feedback
Students do not receive progressive feedback on assessment.
Recommendation
Change the assessment structure to include three separate assessment items, with submissions to be scheduled within the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluations.
Feedback
Unclear assessment criteria, as the unit assessment is based on a 100% portfolio.
Recommendation
Develop marking rubric to provide clearer guidelines to students on the grading and weighting for each assessment item.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
CC31 students are unable to enrol in Term 2.
Recommendation
Offer the unit in both Term 1 and Term 2 to support greater flexibility and choice of elective.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and analyse leadership and engineering management techniques
  2. Generate a personal leadership vision
  3. Document safety and environmental management systems applied in engineering workplaces, with a focus on cultural aspects
  4. Apply professional judgement, standard approaches and codes of ethics to decision making within a business environment
  5. Develop a three-year career plan outlining professional, technical and personal aspects of career development.

By undertaking this unit and students will demonstrate Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to a substantial degree.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Report
2 - Case Study
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural 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
1 - Report
2 - Case Study
3 - Portfolio