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Engineering Systems Design 1 (ENGR10004)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeENGR10004
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Engineering Systems Design 1 introduces students to the world of engineering through a mix of design projects, interactive workshops and lectures. This subject centres on the engineering method, the approach to problem solving and engineering design that makes engineers unique. The subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve an increasingly complex society.

This subject features designing a solution to a real-world challenge using skills from areas such such as fluid mechanics, water treatment, image analysis and online sensing, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.


The engineering profession, engineering disciplines, problem solving, engineering method, mathematical modelling using appropriate software tools, image and data gathering, image and data analysis, online sensing, fluid mechanics, conservation of material and energy in engineering processes, how to work in teams, report writing, communication skills.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Explain the importance of engineers and the place of engineering in society
  2. Apply basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, process engineering, water treatment, image analysis and online sensing to solve design problems across multiple engineering disciplines
  3. Identify the nature of a technical problem and make appropriate simplifying assumptions, in order to achieve a solution
  4. Develop and construct mathematical, physical and conceptual models of situations, systems and devices, and utilise such models for purposes of analysis and design
  5. Analyse possible alternative engineering approaches and evaluate their advantages and disadvantages in terms of functionality, cost, sustainability and all other factors
  6. Demonstrate competency in current tools for analysis, simulation, visualisation, synthesis and design, particularly computer-based tools and packages.

Generic skills

  • Ability to interact with people in other engineering disciplines and professions to broaden their knowledge and achieve successful outcomes in an engineering design project;
  • Ability to realistically assess the scope and dimensions of a project or task, and employ appropriate planning and time management skills to achieve a substantial outcome;
  • Communication skills in order to make effective oral and written presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and with other team members;
  • Ability to apply creative approaches to identify and develop alternative concepts and problem solving procedures;
  • Perception of their own learning and development; understanding the need to critically review and reflect on capability and undertake appropriate learning programs.

Last updated: 10 August 2019