Professional Practice in Engineering (11519.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
1. Project Management: considers the role of project management in the successful design and implementation of engineering projects that meet the desired outcomes of the project on time and within budget with an emphasis on effective teamwork as a means of achieving these goals.
2. Communication for engineers: considers oral, written and online communication skills, and the planning, preparation and delivery of presentations for diverse audiences via a range of media.
3. The Engineering Profession and Society: considers the nature of engineering, its social impact, professional conduct, responsibilities and ethics, sustainability, and a student¿s future as a professional engineer with particular reference to the development of a personal ePortfolio.
This unit may be cotaught with 10097 Professional Practice in Engineering G.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the nature of the engineering profession: its history, future and role in society;
2. Describe the principles of engineering design and apply these principles to a small-scale real-world project;
3. Describe at an introductory level the principles of project and risk management and to be able to apply these principles to the design of a small project;
4. Express engineering concepts clearly and succinctly using different media;
5. Describe the key skills, knowledge, attributes and attitudes required to be a professional engineer with particular reference to professional codes of conduct and ethical practice, and create a personal ePortfolio as a means of tracking personal development needs and achievements; and
6. Reflect on the nature of working in teams: the advantages and limitations, and the attributes of effective teamwork.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Two unifying threads run throughout the entire course of the unit linking together the components into a coherent whole.
1. The primary thread is a major semester-long design project structured around one of the team projects offered by Engineers Without Borders. In this project you will be working as real engineers on a real project for the betterment of a remote community.
2. The secondary thread - My Project - treats yourself and your education/career path over the coming years as an engineering project with the intended outcome of becoming a professional engineer. The project leads to the creation of a personal portfolio that can be further developed over the rest of your course.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in one of the following courses 106JA, 344JA or ETB001.
Incompatible units10097 Professional Practice in Engineering G and 8228 Engineering Management 2A
Equivalent units8228 Engineering Management 2A.
Assumed knowledgeFundamental computer skills (such as internet browsing, email, word processing).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Alexander Okon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mr Alexander Okon|
Textbook: David Dowling, Anna Carew, Roger Hadgraft, Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, 4th Edition, John Wiley, Australia, ISBN: 9780730369165.
See the Canvas site for Lecturer notes, additional readings and learning materials.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly lecture, 1 hours per week x 12 weeks
Weekly tutorials, 1 hours per week x 11 weeks
Review of lectures and teaching materials on Canvas, plus preparation of tutorials
EWB project and assignments
Your participation in both class and on-line activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation will jeopardise your ability to pass the assessment items.
Students are expected to participate in all tutorial sessions.
Required IT skills
General IT skills. This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
All assessment items are to be submitted either as Word files or in PDF format. Style sheets should be employed for the EWB team project to ensure consistency in the document. The Harvard system is to be employed for citations. See the Canvas site for details.
Provision of Information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (Canvas forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Lecturer/Unit Convener is informed promptly.