Course Title: Engineering Special Practice (24CP)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Special Practice (24CP)

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Coordinator: TBA

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: @rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are expected to be enrolled in an Engineering program, and must get pre-approval to enrol in the course from the course coordinator and your Program manager.


Course Description

In this course, you undertake engineering work experience or a research project working in a role under the general supervision of a practicing professional engineer, and to perform a range of management, research or engineering tasks that should lead to:

  • making a contribution to a project concerned with engineering systems, equipment or devices; 
  • gaining an understanding of the structure and operation of an engineering oriented company


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

 

1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE

1.1. Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.2. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline.

 

2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY

2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem 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. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals to engineering work experience or a research project within  a professional environment
  2. Apply in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline and undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  3. Manage information and documentation and demonstrate professional attitudes within a professional environment understanding professional and ethical responsibilities
  4. Communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
  5. 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
  6. Identify social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer, and the principles of sustainable design and development


Overview of Learning Activities

You are required to source an engineering research project or work experience, which is expected to be at least six months full time, or equivalent.

You will undertake team learning activities and projects within the workplace or research environment  that require you to work in mixed teams and critically engage with aspects of team development and conflict resolution.

You will engage in learning activities and projects that require you to identify, plan, design, construct and manage solutions to scientific and engineering problems.

Learning activities will focus on practical application of technical skills and you will be assessed on technical competence both in theory and practice.

You will be required to solve complex, real-world problems.

You will be given problems that require you to consider the business context, identify social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer and market potential of products that you design.


Overview of Learning Resources

N/A


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

Early Assessment Task:  Interim Report

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3.


Assessment Task 2:  Final Report

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

 

Assessment Task 3: Professional Assessment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.


Assessment 4: Log Book 
 

Weighting 25%

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 6.

Feedback is provided to students via e-mail from the course coordinator.