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- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The case study method of learning is used for this subject. Students work in classes of about 40 students to discuss a case study that they have previously researched in their groups.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Contemporary cases are given at the beginning of the semester
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject uses contemporary engineering cases from around the world to explore the contextual issues that interrelate to engineering design.
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This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architectural Engineering Course Master of Engineering Management Course Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering Course Master of Information Technology Course Master of Engineering Project Management Course Master of Philosophy - Engineering Course Ph.D.- Engineering Course Master of Engineering Structures Course Master of Environmental Engineering Specialisation (formal) Structural Specialisation (formal) Spatial Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business Specialisation (formal) Civil Informal specialisation Master of Engineering (Structural) Informal specialisation Master of Engineering (Environmental) Informal specialisation Master of Engineering (Civil with Business) Major MIT Spatial Specialisation Specialisation (formal) Spatial Informal specialisation Master of Engineering (Civil) Major Master of Engineering (Spatial) Specialisation (formal) Environmental
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