Courses & Units

Engineering Design and Communication KAA108

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

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

Unit name Engineering Design and Communication
Unit code KAA108
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Eric Sivret|Mr Thomas Mitchell Ferguson
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
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

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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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
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

ENG101|JEE113

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

120 minute lecture weekly, 120 minute workshop weekly

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Engineering drawings (20%)|ePortfolio (25%)|Design project. (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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