ENG 1000 - Introduction to Engineering

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

TBA - core course in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry program

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENG 1000
    Course Introduction to Engineering
    Coordinating Unit Engineering, Computer Sc & Math Faculty Admin
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description TBA - core course in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Flexible Entry program
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Elizabeth Yong

    This course introduces students to the range of engineering disciplines and the engineering method of problem-solving, as well as sustainablity and other issues associated with the practice of engineering. This introduction is made through a mix of lectures, group-based activities, site visits, and presentations from practising engineers. Since a key attribute of successful professional engineers is the ability to communicate effectively, the course focuses on improving core engineering communication skills. As part of a group students will attempt the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, which is an opportunity to devise engineering solutions to a problem faced by a specific developing community.
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the course, students should be able to:

    1. appreciate the non disciplinary-specific aspects and open-ended nature of engineering problems

    2. demonstrate the basic principles of the engineering method

    3. apply the key concepts of design, ethics, safety and sustainability

    4. explain the nature of the role of engineers in a global society

    5. explain the nature of the work of an engineer in fields of Civil, Environmental, Mining, Chemical, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering

    6. recognise the need for lifelong learning and for continuous professional development

    7. critically evaluate and interpret information through research

    8. write and speak in a style appropriate to academic and professional contexts

    9. work effectively in small teams
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    This Reference Book is available in the Barr Smith Library:

    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

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

    Contact hours
    Lectures - 18 hours
    Workshops/Small Group Discovery Experience - 25 hours
    Site visits/Industry Speakers - 9 hours

    Workload hours
    Group/Individual Project Work - 58 hours
    Exam & Exam Preparation - 12 hours
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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
    Assessment in this course will be a combination of individual and group work.

    Written assignments - 75%
    Online tests - 8%
    Oral Presentation - 7%
    In class test - 10%
    Assessment Detail

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    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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