C&ENVENG 1008 - Engineering Planning & Design IA
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 1008 Course Engineering Planning & Design IA Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Physics and Maths Studies Course Description Introduction to engineering; engineering planning and design methodology; basic systems concepts; creative aspects of design; economic, environmental and social evaluation of engineering projects; introduction to microeconomics and environmental economics; decision theory; scheduling; engineering ethics; sustainability; engineering practice; safety and safe design; case studies.
Course Coordinator: Ms Bernie Foley
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIt is intended that by the end of the course students will be able to:
A. Undertake preliminary design of engineering projects using appropriate methodologies;
B. Carry out a comparison of engineering projects using standard economic methods;
C. Carry out a comparison of engineering projects using social and environmental considerations;
D. Apply the critical path method to engineering projects;
E. Demonstrate familiarity with real-world engineering accidents and disasters;
F. Actively contribute to an engineering project by being an effective team member;
G. Manage an engineering project and apply appropriate management strategies;
H. Apply the concept of sustainability to engineering work;
I. Explain the role of ethics in the engineering profession by demonstrating a committement to them; and
J. Explain fundamental microeconomics concepts.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. A,B,C,D,G,H,J An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. A,B,F,G,I Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. F,G,I A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. A,B,C,D,G,H A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. E,I A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. F,G,I An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. E,I
Required ResourcesDandy G.C., Walker D.J., Daniell, T.M. and Warner R.F. (2008) Planning and Design of Engineering Systems. Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, UK, ISBN 978-0-415-40552-2.
This text is available online through the Barr Smith Library.
Recommended ResourcesDowling, David Graeme & Carew, Anna & Hadgraft, R. G 2013, Engineering your future : an Australasian guide, 2nd ed, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Milton, Qld.
Online LearningCopies of Powerpoint presentations for the course will be provided on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by problem solving tutorials and a Small Group Discovery Project.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Typical time commitment:
Attending lectures, tutorials and project meetings: 4 to 5 hours per week
Undertaking tutorials, completing recommended reading, preparing for and completing online
quizzes: 2 to 3 hours per week
Working on the group project: 3 to 4 hours per week
This workload is approximately equivalent to 156 hours for the entire course (inlcuding exam preparation and the exam)
Learning Activities SummaryLectures and tutorials will be offered on the following topics:
Introduction to Engineering
The Engineering Methodology
Creativity in Engineering Planning and Design
Principles of Economics
Working in Groups and Teams
Engineering Report Writing
Introduction to Decision-Making
Introduction to Sustainability
Environmental and Social Impacts of Engineering Projects
Small Group Discovery ExperienceStudents will work in small groups supervised by an academic from the School on a feasibility project. The final outcome will be a feasibility report of a high quality that conforms to the standards employed in civil engineering.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Task Due Date Weighting Learning Objectives Addressed Exam (2 hour closed book) June exam period 50% A,B,C,D,E,F,I,J Final Group Research Report Week 12 28% B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I Draft Group Project Report Week 8 5% B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I Research report proposed methodology Week 5 2% B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I In-class tutorial quizzes Weekly throughout the semester 10% B,C,D,E,F,J On-line Quizzes Weekly throughout the semester 5% B,C,D,E,F,J TOTAL 100%
Assessment Related Requirements
Students are expected to participate in the engineering challenge and to attend all group meetings for the project. Attendance at lectures and tutorials is optional, but material discussed in these
In order to pass the course each student must satisfy the following criteria:
- Obtain at least 50% for the combined project mark (draft and final group reports);
- Obtain a mark of at least 40% in the exam; and
- Obtain an overall mark of at least 50%
Assessment DetailThe Exam will be closed book exam with a combination of essay-type questions and multiple choice questions.
The Draft Group Report and the Final Group Report will be assessed by the project supervisor with a review by other project supervisors. Assessment criteria will be circulated to the class early in the semester. Students will be asked to complete a peer assessment for the work of other members in the group. The peer assessment will be used together with an assessment made by the supervisor to assign marks to individual members of the group.
Online Quizzes will be multiple-choice and will be marked online automatically.
In class tutorials will run each week and while being valuable for learning will also contribute to the final assessment.
Submission details for the project will be provided on MyUni. Late submissions will attract a late penalty of 10% per day (or part thereof) and will be automatically failed if submitted more than 5 days late.
Any student who obtains a mark of less than 50% for the group project will automatically fail the course and will not be offered a supplementary exam on academic grounds.
An Alternative Assessment (AA) exam on academic grounds will be offered to any student who obtains a mark of 50% or more for the group project and either:
(1) Obtains an overall mark of between 40% and 49% for the course; or
(2) Obtains an overall mark of 50% or more for the course and obtains a mark of less than 40% for the exam
If an Alternative Assessment (AA) exam on academic grounds is offered, the student’s final mark will be based entirely on the supplementary exam. In any case, the final mark can’t be more than 50%.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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