Course Title: Engineering Design 3A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Design 3A

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2258

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2258

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2301

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 09,
Offsh2 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh2 15,
Offsh1 16

EEET2301

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

EEET2473

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: A/Prof Wayne Rowe

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email for an appointment

Course Coordinator Email: wayne.rowe@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully complete this course, you should have the ability to apply your engineering skills and knowledge in the project design and development. You are expected to have completed EEET2257 Engineering Design 2 or equivalent courses.


Course Description

EEET2258 is the first semester of your two-semester Engineering Design 3 experience at the School of Engineering. Next semester you will continue in EEET2259 to complete your Engineering Design 3 work. 

This semester you will work in a team to develop an Electrical/Electronic/Communication Engineering product idea. It is expected that by the end of this semester your team will have made significant progress in terms of designing and building your team's product. At the end of next semester your team will demonstrate your product at the School of Engineering Trade Fair, which is usually attended and judged by many industry representatives. For the duration of Engineering Design 3 your team will be assigned an academic staff member, who will act as your team's mentor. 

This course will engage you in learning important engineering skills that are expected from engineering graduates by Engineers Australia (EA). These skills are listed in the EA ‘Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer’ (https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Education/Program%20Accreditation/110318%20Stage%201%20Professional%20Engineer.pdf)

EEET2258 will engage you in individual activities during the face-to-face classes as well as in team-based project work. ​​Teamwork will help you to refine your analytical and practical design skills acquired during the first two years of your study. The face-to-face part will cover a broad spectrum of topics relevant to the engineering profession. These face-to-face activities will equip you with relevant skills and knowledge that you will be able to apply throughout the undergraduate design process and in your future professional career as an engineer. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply critical and creative thinking in the design of engineering projects. Apply knowledge of the ‘real world’ situations that a professional engineer can encounter.
  2. Plan and manage your time effectively as an individual and as a team. Design and develop a functional product prototype while working in a team. Manage any disputes and conflicts within and outside of your team.
  3. Consider the business context and commercial positioning of designed prototype device or system.
  4. Utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in engineering and apply it effectively to a project.
  5. Reflect on your own and your peers’ technical and non-technical learning.
  6. Present your work to peers, academics, general and industry community.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will engage you in team project activities and face-to-face classes.

Under the guidance of an academic mentor your team will work towards designing and developing an Engineering product. In essence you will be involved in a problem-based learning activity that will enable you to learn how to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team in order to successfully design and build a product.

It is expected that your team will meet with your mentor regularly. This will provide your team with the appropriate guidance and critique to help you in your project work.
The face-to-face weekly classes will be presented by RMIT academics and external guest lecturers. The knowledge from the face-to-face classes will enable you to further enhance your skills in engineering design. 


Overview of Learning Resources

The lecture schedule and lecture materials together along with instructions on the project part of the course will be accessible to you through RMIT's online systems. In the lecture series you will be presented with non-technical topics, covering specialised knowledge and tools that a professional engineer must be equipped with in order to be successful in today’s competitive engineering marketplace.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

The assessment for this course will be conducted by your peers and academic staff.

Assessment tasks:

Early Assessment Task: Project Definition

Weighting 5%

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 and 3 

Assessment Task 2: Requirements Analysis

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 3 and 6

Assessment Task 3: Test

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2 and 3

Assessment 4: Team Peer Assessment

Weighting 15%

This assessment supports CLOs: 2 and 5

Assessment 5: End of Semester

Weighting 25%

This assessment supports CLOs: 1, 4 and 6

Assessment 6: Presentation 

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLOs: 4 and 6