Course Title: Professional Practice 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Professional Practice 2
Credit Points: 12.00
115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010
Course Coordinator: Mr Daud Warraich
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 39925 6125
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East Campus Room: 251.3.57
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
The students will be introduced to practical and professional aspects of their profession through modules in:
- Introduction to Mechatronics;
- Workshop Practice;
- Ethics and Sustainability Issues in Engineering.
- Design and Build.
The final testing of the prototype mechanisms built in this module will provide an opportunity for the students to receive feedback from interested industry partners. This process forms part of RMIT’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) policy.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course aims to introduce students to practical aspects of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Automotive Engineering. It also aims to introduce students to the industries in which they will be employed, and to issues facing Professional Engineers.
Upon successful completion of the module Introduction to Mechatronics, students will be able to:
clearly define scope of mechatronics engineering and its relationship to the other engineering disciplines
explain analogies between quantities in different physical systems
describe electrical quantities, circuits and units
explain the function and properties of many mechatronics systems
draw electrical circuits
describe the concepts of typical mechatronics system
Upon successful completion of the module on Workshop Practice, students will be able to:
understand safety in the workshop environment
describe measurement techniques and tools
explain and understand engineering drawings and how to interpret them
manage basic fabrication techniques, equipment and processes.
In addition you will produce a component to specification by using a range of machining processes.
Upon successful completion of the Design and Build, module students will be able to:
describe the engineering design process
explain each phase of the design process and methods used
apply design process to a mechanical engineering design-and-build projects
identify engineering sciences of relevance to particular design solutions and apply them in a design context.
Upon successful completion of the module on Ethics and Sustainability Issues in Engineering students will be able to:
describe professional engineering
explain roles and responsibilities of professional engineers
list and explain the different dimensions of sustainability to an engineering project
apply the different dimensions of sustainability to an engineering project
explain ethical and non-ethical behaviour in engineering
distinguish between ethical and non-ethical behaviour in engineering.
This course will advance the students’ development of the following broad capabilities:
- Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- In depth technical competence in at least one enginering discipline
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
- Ability to engage in design and execute designs to an appropriate professional standard
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams,with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
- Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer, and the principles of sustainable design and development
- Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities
- Expectation and capacity to undertake lifelong learning
- Ability to use appropriate techniques and resources
- General knowledge necessary to understand the place of engineering in society
- Ability to conduct an engineering project
- Ability to manage information and documentation
- Capacity for creativity and innovation
- Ability to demonstrate professional attitudes
Overview of Learning Activities
Students undertake four modules, each of which comprises different learning activities.
- Introduction to Mechatronics comprises a series of lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations.
- Workshop Practice comprises a number of practical and theoretical activities.
- Design and Build comprises a Design and Build activity.
- Ethics and Sustainability Issues in Engineering comprises a number of investigations into these aspects of Professional Engineering Practice.
Students will be guided in their investigations with a series of lectures, laboratories and tutorials.
Overview of Learning Resources
On-line course-related resources will be provided in the information relevant to this course accessible via "myRMIT". These will include learning guides, problem sheets and solutions, auxiliary information generated by the course lecturer(s), lists of reference texts, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.
Overview of Assessment
Students are required to achieve a pass in all modules in order to pass the course.
The assessment for each module may consist of:
- Lab reports
- On line tests
- Attendance at workshop practice classes
- Prototype testing.
The final testing of the prototype mechanisms built in the design and build module will provide an opportunity for the students to receive feedback from interested industry partners. This process forms part of RMIT’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) policy.