Courses & Units

Conceptual Design and Communication ENG101



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
Unit code ENG101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Eric Sivret

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 039999

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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.

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • XPD141
  • KNE111


Teaching Pattern



4 major assessment tasks:  workshop problems (30%), design report (25%), design solution (25%) and ePortfolio (25%)

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