This unit aims to introduce students to the profession of engineering and covers professional skills including design, communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork and project management. This unit will help students clarify an engineering career path and will build their skill‐set towards being a competent engineer with skills in both open‐ended problems and solution focused outcomes. Student will work in groups to produce a solution to a real world problem.
|Unit name||Conceptual Design and Communication|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
|Discipline||School of Engineering and ICT Office|
A/Pof Leonie Ellis
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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1. Design a solution for a societal problem using engineering design practice and principals in conjunction with project management within a team context.
2. Select and apply a range of civil, electrical or mechanical engineering design tools and techniques by applying them to address specific design requirements.
3. Demonstrate individual responsible and accountable ethical work practice within my group.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
4 major assessment tasks: workshop problems (30%), design report (25%), design solution (25%) and ePortfolio (25%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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