Courses & Units
Engineering Design and Communication KAA108
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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering|
|Coordinator||Mr Peter King|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
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- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ENG101|JEE113
120 minute lecture weekly, 120 minute workshop weekly
|Assessment||Quiz (10%)|Engineering drawings (20%)|ePortfolio (25%)|Design project. (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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