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ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1 (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1 (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Dr Fiford, Rod
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Professional Engineering 1 is an introductory Unit of Study within the Faculty of Engineering. The semester 1 course is aimed at students from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. It seeks to introduce newly admitted undergraduates to general principles of professional engineering practice, a range of contemporary professional engineering issues, plus outline skills related to academic study within an engineering environment. The subject is structured around a team based design and build project, in which students apply the professional engineering concepts 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, work health and safety and environmental issues.|
Dr Fiford, Rod
|Tutor/s:||To be announced in first lecture.|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Tutorials are designed to expand upon concepts presented in lectures, and to provide demonstration exercises to support each key concept or skill.
Team-based project: Students work in small teams to plan, design, build, test and report on a small engineering project with an end of semester competition.
Research: A central feature of the UoS is a team-based design and build engineering project running throughout the semester, which will require 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.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
|The design and build project requires the application of substantial skills in teamwork and project management.||Project and Team Skills (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)
Quiz: Assessment of student ability to address a contemporary professional engineering challenge and communication skills
Essay: Individual assessment that assesses cognitive, logic and written communication skills.
Technical Report: Preparation of an article for an engineering magazine on a contemporary professional engineering issue.
Project Presentation: Group project presentation designed to assess cognitive, teamwork, time management and verbal communication skills.
Project Report: Designed to assess leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativity, project management and design skills.
Project: Performance in a competitive project; prototype and final contest.
Participation in tutorial exercises: Make sure all tutorial exercises are completed and submitted.
|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||Introduction to the course|
|Plagiarism & Library skills|
|Week 2||Written communication skills|
|The Engineering method/skills development|
|Week 3||Information skills|
|Week 4||Engineering problem solving|
|Introduction to the project|
|Week 5||Project Management|
|Creativity & engineering design|
|Assessment Due: Technical Report|
|Week 6||Enabling skills for Engineers|
|Project Technical Information|
|Week 7||Oral communication|
|ANZAC Day Public Holiday|
|Week 8||Workplace Health and Safety|
|Assessment Due: Quiz (in lecture)|
|Assessment Due: Engineering Design Report|
|Assessment Due: Prototype Testing|
|Week 9||Sustainable engineering|
|APESMA - Engineering Careers|
|Week 10||Project presentations|
|Assessment Due: Project Presentation|
|Week 11||Engineering Ethics & Liability|
|Working as a Professional Engineer|
|Assessment Due: Reflective learning exercise|
|Week 12||Project Economics|
|Week 13||Assessment Due: Quiz (in lecture)|
|Assessment Due: Project Report|
|Assessment Due: Project Performance|
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:
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||19.17%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||52.92%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||15.42%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 1)||Yes||12.5%|
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.