CHEM ENG 1010 - Professional Practice I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course is an introduction for new students of chemical engineering and related programs to their new discipline and to their new learning environment. This introduction is made through a mix of lectures, group-based activities, site visits, and presentations from practising chemical engineers. Since a key attribute of successful professional engineers is the ability to communicate effectively, the course focuses on improving core engineering communication skills, while also accommodating students entering the course with different standards of communication skills. As part of a group you will attempt the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, which allows you to devise chemical engineering solutions to a problem faced by a specific developing community.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 1010
    Course Professional Practice I
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Course Description This course is an introduction for new students of chemical engineering and related programs to their new discipline and to their new learning environment. This introduction is made through a mix of lectures, group-based activities, site visits, and presentations from practising chemical engineers. Since a key attribute of successful professional engineers is the ability to communicate effectively, the course focuses on improving core engineering communication skills, while also accommodating students entering the course with different standards of communication skills. As part of a group you will attempt the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, which allows you to devise chemical engineering solutions to a problem faced by a specific developing community.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Peter Ashman

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 explain the nature of chemical engineering and the role of chemical engineers in society;
    2 demonstrate an awareness of the different challenges associated with studying at tertiary level as compared to secondary education;
    3 be aware of different learning styles and know their own particular learning style;
    4 articulate their expectations as a student and to understand others' expectations of them;
    5 work proficiently and effectively in small teams;
    6 devise a simple solution to a specific engineering problem and apply appropriate optimisation criteria;
    7 understand and apply some key concepts in chemical engineering, including those of design, safety and sustainability;
    8 demonstrate knowledge of key industries within the discipline of chemical engineering, of
    major companies within these industries and of important issues facing these industries and the discipline;
    9 understand the need for lifelong learning and for continuous professional development; and
    10 locate appropriate sources of information from the published literature.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Reference Book

    Dowling, D, Carew, A & Hadgraft, R 2010, Engineering your future: an Australasian guide, 1st Edition, John Wiley & Sons Australia.

    Online Learning
    A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Activity Contact hours Workload hours
    Lectures 10
    Workshops/Project Work 30
    Site visits/Industry Speakers 8
    Group/Individual Project Work 0 90
    Exam & Exam Preparation 0 6
    48 96
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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