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ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
|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, project management tools (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 proper lab notes.
Dr Davis, Richard
Dr Ward , James
Professor Nebot, Eduardo
|T&L Activities:||Lecture: Key concepts discussed and readings and practical tasks discussed
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.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (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.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
|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.||Project and Team Skills (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.Professional Conduct (Level 2)
Team tasks: Group project comprising four tasks (1) Project Conception, (2) Project Design, (3) Project Plan and (4) Project Implementation.
Assignment: Written assignment: article review
Presentation/Seminar: Oral presentation
Check point tasks: Practical exercises to submit at the end of each lab/tutorial
|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:||
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
Success and Failure in Engineering and Computing.
Course introduction, outline and expectations.
Writing Communication in Engineering and Computing
Producing Quality Documents using word processing.
Another approach to document preparation, Latex
Oral Communications In Engineering and Computing
Management problems in engineering and computing projects.
An introduction to project management tools and techniques.
Problem Solving, Creativity and Design
Designing and Classifying Algorithms
|Assessment Due: QUIZ 1 (Due by Mar 30)|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 1: Article Review (Due Apr 4)|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 2: Oral Presentation (Due Apr 4)|
Approaches Testing in Engineering; Engineering tools for testing
Examples and Problems in Testing in Engineering
Working in teams: Guidelines for team work, the nature of leadership
Ethics frameworks. Codes of ethics and Best Practice in Engineering and IT
Testing of Large Scale Software systems
Meet the Professionals 1: Working on a large software project
The role of professional bodies: Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society
|Assessment Due: QUIZ 2 (Due by May 4 )|
Meet the Professionals 2 : Thinking about a career in mechatronics?
Making use of Excel. Preparing a Budget.
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||Intellectual property and its protection: patents and copyright.|
|Assessment Due: QUIZ 3 (administered in lab class)|
|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:
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||19.75%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||20.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||20.5%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||Yes||13.75%|
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||13.75%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 1)||Yes||11.75%|
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.