Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL5873C

Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Mr. George Zouev (Mechanical stream: MC1C)

Location: 57.5.15

Telephone: 9925 4935



Dr. Frank (Yanan) Wang (Mechanical stream: MC1A, MC1B)

Location: 57.5.15

Telephone: 9925 4310


Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers performing work ethically and
competently, making judgements about work priorities
and information requirements to achieve effective
working relationships and engineering outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment


1 Manage self

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Manage own time and own processes in an engineering environment for planning and design purposes.
1.2. Manage learning opportunities in and outside the workplace.
1.3. Complete tasks / roles in a competent and timely manner.


2 Work effectively with team

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Communicate effectively with others.
2.2. Recognise cultural diversity.
2.3. Use judgement and discretion as appropriate to the situation.
2.4. Work autonomously to procedures and guidelines. Develop and maintain trust and confidence of colleagues and clients/suppliers where appropriate.
2.5. Mentor others in specific areas of engineering focus. Accept appropriate responsibility.


3 Manage information

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Locate and review relevant information on materials, products, processes or services including relevant legislation, codes and national standards.
3.2. Document processes and outcomes. Include OHS&E procedures.


4 Manage work priorities &

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Prioritise competing demands to achieve personal, team and an organisation's goals and objectives.
4.2. Prepare, monitor and review work plans, programs and budgets.
4.3. Plan resource use to achieve targets.


5 Facilitate & capitalise on
change & innovation

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Work with others to introduce change.
5.2. Manage emerging challenges and opportunities.


6 Establish & maintain
business relationships

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Work in collaborative relationships with customers/suppliers.
6.2. Manage the procurement process.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

· Setting personal goals and plans
· Completing allocated within time limits
· Seeking feedback from internal and external sources
· Providing clear and precise information to team members
· Communicating in meetings
· Using feedback to develop ways of improving performance
· Accessing and using appropriate development opportunities
· Team members are mentored in specific areas of engineering relevant to their work, where appropriate
· Obtaining all relevant legislation, statutory requirements and standards
· Obtaining all relevant commercial documents
· Documenting the processes and outcomes
· Processing and filing the masters and file copies of documents
· Setting priorities
· Using technology appropriately to manage work priorities and commitments
· Work plans, programs and/or budgets are prepared in accordance with organisational procedures
· Monitoring, reviewing and modifying work plans, programs and/or budgets
· Achieving targets by the effective and efficient use of resources
· Introducing changes smoothly and with minimal disruption
· Communicating changes to be implemented
· Preparing plans for the implementation of authorised changes
· Providing regular and complete progress reports to clients/stakeholders/suppliers/regulators
· Procuring materials/supplies/services in accordance with organisational procedures

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher covering all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources. Students are required to study for 10 hours on reading materials provided.

Teaching Schedule:

Session                                topic

1                                       Introduction of the subject and overview of assessments.

2                                       Project part A starts: analysis of project requirements overview, manage self.

3                                       Work effectively with team.

4                                       Management information.

5                                      Management work priorities and resources.

6                                      Facilitate & capitalise on change & innovation.

7                                      Establish & maintain business relationships: with customers and suppliers.

8                                      Establish & maintain business relationships: manage procurement process.

9                                       Project part B starts: analysis of project requirements overview, manage self.

10                                     Work effectively with team.

11                                     Management information.

12                                     Management work priorities and resources.

13                                     Facilitate & capitalise on change & innovation.

14                                     Establish & maintain business relationships: with customers and suppliers.

15                                     Establish & maintain business relationships: manage procurement process.

16                                    Summary

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Manufacturing specifications, International and National codes and standards  

Other Resources

Self studying and reading materials on Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must
be able to manage self in the engineering environment.
Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all
prerequisites have been satisfied.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency.


Assessment Tasks: 

 Project Reports: Play Ground Equipment 

Part A (50%), and Part B  (50%)

NB: You must achieve all elements in order to achieve an overall Competent result for this course. Only if you have achieved overall Competency can you be given a Graded result using the codes shown below:

CHD   -  High Distinction
CDI     -  Distinction
CC      -  Credit
CAG   -  Pass
NYC   -  Not Yet Competent
DNS   -  Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix

 ElementsPerformance Criteria
Assessment Task
(Part A: 50% and Part B: 50%Reports)
1.1 - 1.3
2.1 - 2.5
3.1 - 3.2
4.1 - 4.3
5.1 - 5.2
6.1 - 6.2

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.

Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
  • maths and science developmental support and advice
  • English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Email Information:
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