Available in 2022
Course code

ENGG1500

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is the first in a series of professional practice courses that introduces students to professional skills that are integral to an engineering workplace. The focus of all the courses is on integrating professional skills with technical skills. The courses also incorporate academic survival skills and support, particularly in first year.

The course content is delivered by subject specialists and then students are asked to apply their theoretical learning to engineering-based assessments.

This first year professional practice course explores a number of large-scale issues that are increasingly becoming the focus of engineering across the globe. Adding to this macro picture is a more micro examination of the day to day life of an engineer. The aim of exploring both the macro and micro perspectives is for students to not only gain a realistic picture of what to expect in their future career, but also an understanding of the myriad ways engineers can be part of the solution for some of the issues the world is currently facing.

The course also focuses on developing underpinning skills such as practical problem solving, report writing, oral presentation skills, teamwork and W&HS that students will need in all years of their program. Students participate in a project of their choosing from provided options. Through the project, they demonstrate teamwork and other core skills. Each student is required to present a reflective learning journal as part of their assessment.


Availability2022 Course Timetables

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 1 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Create a tangible engineering solution to a set problem

2. Identify and discuss large and small scale engineering issues in the context of their engineering studies

3. Identify the value and legal requirements of WHS by participating in WHS briefings and inductions and demonstrating safe workshop practice

4. Construct written and oral communications in an accepted professional format

5. Identify team roles and work in teams to meet a specified purpose

6. Utilise reflective tools to evaluate their own learning needs

7. Manage time as a resource and provide on-time deliverables in-line with industry-authentic client expectations

8. Experience working in environments with a structure and level of guidance representative of emerging industry


Content

The course will introduce students to the engineering process by following a practical project through from start to finish. This will involve but not be limited to:

  • Problem definition and scoping
  • Research
  • Design thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Making valid assumptions in engineering
  • Engineering on both a large and small scale
  • Design
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Communication (both written and oral)
  • Working in teams
  • Resource management
  • Reflection as a learning tool

The project will be supported by additional material delivered in lectures and tutorials to reinforce the above concepts. The students will also be exposed to other aspects of professional engineering including:

  • Industry speakers
  • Employability
  • Legal requirements
  • Workplace health and safety
  • International and indigenous topics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Requisite

You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed GENG1803.


Assessment items

Quiz: Self Assessment

Report: Preliminary Design

Quiz: Peer Review of Reports

Presentation: Progress Reporting

Project: Project Testing

Report: Final Report

Report: Reflective Learning


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - - Tutorial There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. Attendance/participation will be recorded in the following components: - Tutorial (Method of recording: All students’ attendance will be recorded using the myUON app.) All students must attend at least 80% of the Tutorials. You can check in using the app or advise the academic staff member at the commencement of the session if you need them to check in on your behalf. All students’ attendance will be recorded using the my UON app. - Week 1 and 2 tutorials involve mandatory WHS training, briefings and inductions for workshop use. Attendance at these tutorials is required to complete the course. ***Note that tutorials involve physical workshops, WH&S training, tools, equipment and groupwork. These classes CANNOT be completed online, by distance, overseas or asynchronously. Week 1 and 2 tutorials must be attended to complete the course.

Contact hours

PSB Singapore

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

As pre-recorded online lectures.

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As a timetabled live online recap and Q&A session.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Students can only enrol in tutorials associated with their program. Please check the timetable for appropriate days and times. ***See compulsory requirement section for details.

Callaghan

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

As pre-recorded online lectures.

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As a timetabled live online recap and Q&A session.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Students can only enrol in tutorials associated with their program. Please check the timetable for appropriate days and times. ***See compulsory requirement section for details.

BCA Singapore

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

As pre-recorded online lectures.

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As a timetabled live online recap and Q&A session.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Students can only enrol in tutorials associated with their program. Please check the timetable for appropriate days and times. ***See compulsory requirement section for details.

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