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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.

Summary 2021

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

Dr Tom Mitchell Ferguson

Teaching staff

Dr Tom Mitchell Ferguson (Launceston)

Dr Eric Sivret (Hobart)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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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.



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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