Course Title: Integrated Workplace Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Workplace Project 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Mr Edmund Horan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3926

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course build on skills you have developed in earlier project based courses and will be further developed in later project based courses

Course Description

This is a project-based course that develops your ability to seek out relevant information regarding an issue or problem, to use your analytical skills to arrive at solutions and to provide you with a context of operation in preparation for your future working environment. You will develop your ability for resourcefulness and to work independently in the complex area of Environmental Engineering. This course creates an environment where you gain exposure to the various aspects of working as an environmental engineer. It develops skills required for working effectively in a research and problem solving role using a high level of technical knowledge.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course specifically addresses the following Program Learning Outcomes:
1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.
2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability
3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.4. Professional use and management of information.
3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. 

At the conclusion of this course you should have the ability to:
- Identify problems in a complex engineering environment
- Undertake an extensive literature research across a broad range of topics in complex issues
- Evaluate a range of options to solve a complex environmental problem and argue for a preferred solution to a complex problem
- Integrate knowledge from various disciplines
- Record project data; analyse and evaluate project data
- Maintain a project logbook
- Plan and develop a coherent engineering report

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include self-directed study on a group project, lectures, workshops and field work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Online material will be made available to you through myRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks may include project brief, presentations and reports.