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ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1 (2015 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1 (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Professor Johnston, Ron
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Professional Engineering is an introductory Unit of Study within the Faculty of Engineering. It seeks to acquaint newly admitted undergraduates with the principles of professional engineering practice, a range of contemporary professional engineering issues, together with the skills of academic study within an engineering environment. The subject is structured around a design and build project, in which students apply the professional engineering they are learning to an engineering project. Professional engineering topics to be covered include: accessing information, teamwork, creativity, leadership, written and oral communication, project management, problem solving, ethics, liability, occupational health and safety and environmental issues.|
Prof Langrish, Timothy
Professor Johnston, Ron
Mr Currie, John
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: The tutorials are designed to amplify the concepts presented in the lectures, and to provide demonstration exercises to support each key concept or skill.
Research: A central feature of the UoS is a team-based design and build engineering project running throughout the semester, which will require extensive independent research and application of the skills outlined in lectures and tutorials.
Presentation: Students are required to make a team presentation about their project.
Independent Study: Students will need to engage in a significant amount of independent study to absorb the material and develop the necessary skills
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|The design and build project requires the application of design and problem- solving skills||Design (Level 1)|
|Special attention is paid to developing information literacy through an on-line library tutorial, followed by a self-administered quiz. These skills are drawn by all other assignments.||Information Seeking (Level 1)|
|Developing effective communication skills is a central objective of this UoS. Assessed exercises in verbal and written communication, and in preparing a project report directly address communication competences.||Communication (Level 1)|
|Professional practice is the central focus of this UoS. Specific components include leadership, design and problem-solving, ethical challenges, environmental sustainability, occupational health and safety and professional liability.
The design and build project requires the application of substantial skills in teamwork and project management.
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 1)
Essay Report: An essay undertaken with report-type formatting using sections and subheadings to highlight areas within the argument.
Project Work: Students work in small teams to design and build a device to perform a designated task. Components of project work are an engineering design report, prototype production and testing, project presentation, and final project report.
Quiz: Designed to test knowledge of key professional engineering concepts.
Participation: Participation in all tutorials and team activities, plus reflection reportr on the learning experience.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eng.usyd.edu.au/webnet/ENGG1803/index|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Topic 1: Introduction|
|Topic 2: Importance of Professional Engineering - Q&A|
|Week 2||Topic 1: Communication|
|Topic 2: Teamwork|
|Week 3||Topic 2: Overview of Project|
|Topic 1: Project management|
|Assessment Due: Essay Report|
|Week 4||Topic 1: Information Skills|
|Topic 2: Creativity and Engineering Design|
|Assessment Due: Project Proposal|
|Week 5||Topic 1: Engineering Methods|
|Topic 2: Project technical information|
|Week 6||Topic 2: Key Enabling Engineering Skills|
|Topic 1: Presentation Skills|
|Week 7||Topic 1: Presentations|
|Topic 2: Presentations|
|Assessment Due: Project Presentation|
|Week 8||Topic 2: WHS|
|Topic 1: Engineering Industry|
|Assessment Due: Quiz|
|Week 9||Topic 2: Risk Management and Ethics|
|Topic 1: Sustainable Engineering|
|Assessment Due: Engineering Design Report|
|Week 10||Topic 1: Quiz|
|Topic 2: Engineering Careers|
|Week 11||Topic 1: Trial Prototype Demonstration|
|Topic 2: Trial Prototype Demonstration|
|Week 12||Topic 2: Project work|
|Topic 1: Prototype Finals|
|Assessment Due: Prototype demonstration|
|Assessment Due: Project Report|
|Week 13||Assessment Due: Participation/Reflection|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project and Team Skills (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||18.75%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||51.5%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||29.75%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.