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. In preparation for this unit, it is strongly recommended that you have undertaken industry practice experience in a workplace, either via Industry Practice unit(s) or vacation employment.


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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

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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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43.48% 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: Unit evaluations.
Students do not receive progressive feedback on assessment.
Change the assessment structure to include three separate assessment items, with submissions to be scheduled within the term.
Action Taken
The assessment structure was changed to three separate assessment items, due in Weeks 6, 9 and 12.
Source: Unit evaluations.
Unclear assessment criteria, as the unit assessment is based on a 100% portfolio.
Develop marking rubric to provide clearer guidelines to students on the grading and weighting for each assessment item.
Action Taken
A marking rubric was developed for the assessment items and published on the Moodle site.
Source: Student feedback.
CC31 students are unable to enrol in Term 2.
Offer the unit in both Term 1 and Term 2 to support greater flexibility and choice of elective.
Action Taken
The unit is being offered in Terms 1 and 2.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Assessments provided an opportunity to reflect on topics not previously encountered in the degree.
Continue to revise the unit content to remain contemporary and relevant.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Provide further guidance on assessment requirements and detail result feedback.
Encourage students to ask questions if any assessment aspects are unclear, and to request feedback on assessment marks.
Action Taken
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 judgment, 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.

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:
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 3I 5I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 5I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2I 3I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 3A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 3A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2I 4A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 2I 3A 5A )
3.3 Creative, innovative, and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 2A 5I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 2A 4A 5A )
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

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
5 - Team Work
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
1 - Report
2 - Case Study
3 - Portfolio