ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering Disciplines (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies|
Prof Kent, John
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit introduces students to specialisations in the Engineering discipline areas of Aeronautical, Biomedical Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, and Project Engineering and Management. By providing first-year students with an experience of these various engineering streams, the unit aims to develop the students’ professional identity as an engineer and thus provide a suitable basis on which students can choose their discipline for further study.
Introductory sessions in the School of Aerospace,
Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
An overview of the degree requirements in each stream. The roles of the engineer in each stream (employments, skills, etc). How each of the subjects taught relate to the skills/knowledge and applications required of the engineers. Basically make sure students fully understand what engineers are in the discipline areas and why the students do the subjects they do. In each stream, one engineering technical topic will be taught as a problem solving exercise, and this topic will be the focus of the laboratory.
School of Civil Engineering
Introductory lectures in Engineering Economics and Construction Planning, Foundation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials, Environmental Engineering. Each student will be involved in the erection and dismantling of an 8 metre high steel and timber tower in the Civil Engineering Courtyard. Preliminary lectures related to the tower will include safety issues, loading, statical analysis, foundation calculations, construction management, engineering drawings and detailing, geometric calculations, and survey measurements. Exercises related to these issues will be performed before assembly and disassembly of the tower.
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
This course will enable students to gain an appreciation of: the methods and materials of construction of items of process equipment; the role of this equipment in building an entire chemical processing plant: its operation and maintenance and safety requirements and procedures. Students will dismantle, disassemble and operate items of process equipment. They will present written answers to questions, supplemented by drawings of process flowsheets, diagrams of dismantled equipment, and discussions of heat and mass balances and of process parameters.
Dr Valix, Marjorie
A/Prof Wheen, Robert
|T&L Activities:||Laboratory: Students will spend 4 weeks (called a Block) in each of the School of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. This module will be taught by a few key skills lectures, tutorials and project. In each block students are required to work in teams to explore each of these disciplines and to “put into practice” the concepts learnt through a series of mini projects. Putting into practice, the main components of this module, is an effective extension of learning from theory and tutorials Not only does it provide the students with the opportunity to understand how these concepts are used but their integration in solving real problems and relationship to other aspects of their course.
Independent Study: 6 hrs per week.
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 skills; Critical thinking; Application of conceptual material; Lifetime or self-directed learning skills.||Design (Level 1)|
|Develop an understanding of the skills and tools needed for engineering practice. Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals in solving problems from diverse areas of engineering||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)|
|Research problems using available resources.||Information Seeking (Level 1)|
|Reporting and Communication skills||Communication (Level 1)|
|Professionalism; Understanding of social aspects of engineering; Ability to cope with change; self-assessment skills.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
|Project Management; Interpersonal, group and teamwork skills. Ability to cope with change.||Project Management and Teamwork (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)
Assignment: Aerospace, Mechanical, Biomedical Labs, assignment.
Assignment: Chemical and Biomolecular Project.
Assignment: Civil Engineering Project.
Final Exam: 2 hour examination
|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/
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||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 2||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 3||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 4||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 5||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 6||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 7||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 8||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 9||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 10||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 11||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 12||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Week 13||See Block allocation timetable provided at start of semester.|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
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||0%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)||Yes||57.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||42.5%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
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.