ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Professor Nebot, Eduardo
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||ENGG1805 aims to introduce students to the fundamental principles that underlie the study of engineering and information technologies. It lays the foundation for later studies, and presents to the students challenges common to a multidisciplinary engineering environment. The subject also provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of engineering ethics and of working as a part of a team.
Professional Engineering and IT (6CP) is composed from the following five parts: (a) Introduction to engineering: the engineer as problem solver, critical analysis of greatest engineering achievements and failure. (b) Introduction to common engineering software tools: word processors, Matlab, LABView. (c) Ethics and workplace health and safety. (d) Testing – concepts of destructive and not destructive tests will be given on samples. (e) “Meet the professionals” – A selection of guest speakers will address students on the most important aspects of the engineering profession. (f) Design Process - The process of design synthesis as an important part of engineering: students will be required to complete an engineering design (from conception, to implementation and testing) maintaining a proper lab-notebook.
Dr Takatsuka, Masahiro
Professor Nebot, Eduardo
|T&L Activities:||Laboratory: Practical, hands-on supervised tutorial/laboratory
Project Work - own time: Group project work to learn about all aspects of team work and group management.
Independent Study: Students are expected to undertake prescribed reading and homework exercises and assignments.
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|
|Problem Solving, Creativity and Design is taught explicitly in week 5 (lecture and laboratory). The group project also develops design and problem solving skills.||Design (Level 1)|
|Students see examples of how problems are solved in Engineering and IT, through lectures (including guest lecturers from IT/ EIE/ AMME disciplines) and readings.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)|
|A specific topic of this UoS is the acquisition of information literacy through lab activities and an on-line library tutorial, followed by a self-administered quiz. These skills are also drawn by all other assignments.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Developing effective oral and written communication skills is one of the objectives of this UoS. Assessed exercises in verbal and written communication, and in preparing a project report directly address these skills.||Communication (Level 2)|
|Professional practice is the central focus of this UoS. Specific components include professional practices in IT and Engineering, design and problem-solving, ethical issues, project management and team leadership, occupational health and safety and professional liability.
Students undertake a group project, with 4 different assessments throughout the semester. The aim of the group project is to learn about all aspects of team work, problem solving and group management.
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
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)
Team task: Group project
Assignment: Written assignment: article review
Presentation/Seminar: Oral presentation
Check point tasks: Practical exercises to submit at the end of each lab/tutorial
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given.
Student Appeals against Academic Decisions. Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by a school or the faculty. The appeal must follow the appropriate procedure so that a fair hearing is obtained.
Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
|Online Course Content:||
Blackboard eLearning site for ENGG1805
Course material will be updated on weekly basis only on the Blackboard eLearning site for ENGG1805
|Note on Resources:||
Textbook: There is no text required for this subject
Course Handbook: Students need to buy the Handbook at the University Copy Shop
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||Success and Failure in Engineering and Computing; course introduction and outline|
Writing Communication in Engineering and Computing
Producing Quality Documents
Oral Communications In Engineering and Computing
Another approach to document preparation, Latex
Working in teams: Guidelines for team work, the nature of leadership
Making use of Excel. Preparing a Budget
Management problems in engineering and computing projects
Project management techniques and tools in engineering
|Assessment Due: QUIZ 1 (Due by April 7)|
Problem Solving, Creativity and Design
Designing and Classifying Algorithms
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar|
Approaches Testing in Engineering; Engineering tools for testing
Examples and Problems in Testing in Engineering
Testing of Large Scale Software systems
Meet the Professionals 1: Working on a large software project
Ethics Frameworks. Codes of ethics and best practice
|Assessment Due: QUIZ 2 (Due by May 12 )|
Meet the Professionals 2 : Thinking about a career in mechatronics?
The role of professional bodies: Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society
Meet the Professionals 3: Challenges facing the Electrical Engineer
Health and Safety Issues: Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
Computer Security: protecting data resources. Responsibilities of professionals
The impact of malware on computing community: viruses, spam, hacking, computer vandalism
|Week 13||The Engineering and Computing Professions|
|Assessment Due: Quiz 3(to be done in Class last lab )|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||N/A|
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||12.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)||No||4%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)||Yes||14.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||23%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||19%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||14.5%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 2)||No||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.