ENG 1001 - Introduction to Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ENG 1001 Course Introduction to Engineering Coordinating Unit Technology Education Centre Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 Hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ENG 1000, CHEM ENG 1010, MECH ENG 1006 Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods Restrictions Not available for non-English language background international students doing an Engineering degree with an English language score for admission or via a Foundation Studies Program. Engineering students falling into this category should enrol in ENG 101 Course Description As a student engineer, you are part of the engineering profession. In this course, you will develop your identity as a modern engineer who will collaboratively contribute to sustainable and equitable communities. This course will broadly introduce the engineering profession and highlight the socio-technical and interdisciplinary nature of engineering. The themes of the course will enable students to: distinguish and practise professional conduct; communicate and interact in a style appropriate to academic and professional contexts, including oral, written, and graphical styles; explain the engineering method from problem formulation through the complete life cycle; generate and assess ideas and solution alternatives for engineering problem solving; critically evaluate proposed engineering solutions in terms of sustainability, economic, environmental and social considerations; and apply basic project management strategies and processes. These themes will be explored through a variety of team and project-based learning activities.
Course Coordinator: Mrs Rebecca Birzer
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Distinguish and practice professional conduct. 2 Communicate and interact in a style appropriate for academic and professional contexts. 3 Explain the engineering method from problem formulation through the complete life cycle. 4 Generate and assess ideas and solution alternatives. 5 Critically evaluate proposed engineering solutions from safety, sustainability, economic, environmental and social perspectives. 6 Apply project management strategies and processes.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3,4,5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2,6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,5,6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesDetailed resources for the major project will be located on the Engineers without Borders Australia first year challenge website when released.
Recommended ResourcesDandy, G.C., Daniell, T.M., Foley, B.A. and Warner, R.F. (2017) Planning and Design of Engineering Systems. Third Edition. CRC Press, ISBN 9781351230674.
Dowling, D.G., Carew, A., and Hadgraft, R.G. (2013) Engineering your future : an Australasian guide. Second Edition. John Wiley
& Sons Australia, Milton, Qld.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be delivered through mulitple modes and activites. All information and resources will be available through MyUni.
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Learning Activities Summary
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- 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.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Professional Portfolio 15 Individual Summative Weeks 5 & 11 1. 2. 6. Individual design report 15 Individual Summative Weeks 7 & 12 2. 3. 4. 5. Team design report 30 Group Summative Weeks 6 & 13 Yes 2. 3. 4. 5. Presentations 10 Group Summative Week 9 2. 3. Quizzes 15 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Digital Engineering 15 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 1. 2. 6. Total 100
This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i
Assessment DetailDetails of all assessments will be available through MyUni.
SubmissionAll submissions will be electronic, through MyUni.
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
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