The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course is the final 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.

Students are challenged by the special difficulties of offering engineered solutions into environments involving open-ended problems and their consequences. Engineering management and thinking tools are applied to the development process and are employed to manage complex and challenging scenarios. This course focuses on the application of sound engineering principles to the complex demands of problems involving conflicts of priority and ill-defined scopes of work, which are increasingly evident in contemporary society.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Use framing to devise a strategy for managing the number of unknowns in open-ended problem scenarios.

2. Employ a range of techniques for managing competing constraints for available resources to the development of solutions and proposals for ill-defined problems with potential social, environmental and ethical consequences.

3. Select and justify a range of research methods, experimentation and testing to offer viable and appropriate proposals to the unknown aspects of complex engineering and design problems.

4. Demonstrate a combination of advanced oral and written communication skills to meet a specified purpose.

5. Employ reflective writing and diagramming to identify and manage their own learning.


Content

  • Wicked problems in engineering
  • Design thinking
  • Systems engineering
  • Ethical considerations in engineering
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology for business
  • Job readiness – applications, resumes, interview skills

 

 


Assessment items

Exhibition / Poster: Modal Communication

Online Learning Activity: Response to Specifications

Report: Service Design

Project: Human-Centred Engineering


Contact hours

Callaghan, Online and PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term