Courses & Units

Engineering Design and Communication KAA108

Hobart, Launceston


This unit aims to introduce students to the professional practice of engineering (including ongoing learning, ethics and safety) and develops skills in technical writing, engineering drawings, engineering design process, and project management techniques. Students will apply this knowledge to work individually and in teams to produce a solution to a real world problem. This unit is the foundation for advanced units in engineering analysis and design in the subsequent years. It will help students build their skill-set towards being a competent engineer with skills in both open-ended problems and solution focused outcomes.


Unit name Engineering Design and Communication
Unit code KAA108
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering

Eric Sivret

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes


Apply basic project management techniques for individual work and in team environments.


Deliver a solution to a basic engineering problem using engineering principles and design practices.


Present conceptual designs and project outcomes using engineering communication methods including CAD.


Apply foundational principles of professional practice (ongoing learning, ethics and safety) while undertaking an engineering project.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
039999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Teaching Pattern

120 minute lecture weekly, 120 minute workshop weekly


ATT1 - Short online quizzes (10%)

ATT2 - Engineering drawings (20%)

ATT3 - ePortfolio (25%)

ATT4 - Design project (45%)

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