|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces students to the nature of engineering work and the engineering profession. The one activity that professional engineers spend the majority of their work time undertaking is communication, whether in the verbal or written form. One of the aims of this subject is to develop the critical skills of effective oral and written communications allowing them to learn how to effectively engage with stakeholders and clients. Students will also learn about how engineers identify problems then formulate solutions. Engineers need to be able to assimilate information from a range of sources. In this subject, students will learn effective use of library and information resources, how to share information and to manage knowledge. As engineers rarely work in isolation, students will develop their teamwork skills and will learn about meeting and group dynamics. Other professional topics covered include ethics and academic honesty, and the engineering recruitment process.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Describe the role of engineers in an engineering organisation
- Work effectively in a small team, including evaluating peer and team performance
- Identify and define a challenge in engineering
- Research solutions to an engineering problem
- Evaluate solutions against agreed criteria
- Present information orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance
- Understanding of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development
- Ability to manage information and documentation
- Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.
Eligibility and requirements
- Entry into the MC-ENG Master of Engineering OR the 761EM Master of Engineering Management OR 532PM Master of Project Management
- 200 points of undergraduate study
Credit points will not be given for the following subjects when taking this subject
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ENGR10004||Engineering Systems Design 1||
|ENGR10003||Engineering Systems Design 2||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Assignment one: Project proposal (10%). Requires approximately 5-7 hours of work. Addresses Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 and 4. Due week 4.
- Research briefing paper (20%). Requires approximately 20-30 hours of work. Addresses ILOs 4, 5 and 6. Due week 8.
- Up to 4 entries in a journal (20%). Requires approximately 25-30 hours of work. Addresses ILOs 1, 3, 4 and 5. Due weeks 2-12.
- Assignment two: Peer review (5%). Requires approximately 2-3 hours of work. Addresses ILOs 2 and 6. Due week 12.
- One written report of approximately 1000 words (10%). Requires approximately 13-15 hours of work. Addresses ILOs 1-4. Due week 12 (10%)
Hurdle Requirement: The combined mark for all individually assessed assignments must be 50% or greater in order to pass the subject as a whole.
- One team-based oral presentation and written summary with four team members (10%). Requires approximately 13-15 hours of work. Addresses ILOs 2-6. Due week 5.
- One oral presentation with four team members (5%). Requires approximately 2-3 hours of work. Addresses ILO 6. Due week 12.
- One assignment with four team members of approximately 2000 words (20%). Requires approximately 25-30 hours of work per student. Addresses ILOs 1-6. Due in the first week of the examination period.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator David Shallcross Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1 x 1 hour lecture per week + 1 x 2 hour workshop per week Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Prof David Shallcross
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator David Shallcross Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 1 x 1 hour lecture per week + 1 x 2 hour workshop per week Total time commitment 200 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Prof David Shallcross
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
Dowling D., Carew, A & Hadgraft, R., 2012, Engineering Your Future, Wiley, 2nd edn
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures and interactive workshops.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Speakers from industry are regular contributors to this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architectural Engineering Course Master of Science (Computer Science) Course Master of Engineering Project Management Specialisation (formal) Mechanical Specialisation (formal) Civil Specialisation (formal) Biochemical Specialisation (formal) Spatial Specialisation (formal) Environmental Specialisation (formal) Mechatronics Specialisation (formal) Chemical Specialisation (formal) Biomedical Specialisation (formal) Electrical Specialisation (formal) Structural Specialisation (formal) Software
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.