Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099
email: andrew.kim@rmit.edu.au

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

None.

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

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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.
 

Element:

4 Manage work priorities &
resources

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.
 

Element:

5 Facilitate & capitalise on
change & innovation

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups as required.

Learning activities will include:

· 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.
 

WeekContentElementRequired skills
and knowledge
                            Assessment
 
1Introduction and
Manage self
1- 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
- techniques for ensuring that personal goals and plans reflect an organisation’s plans and personal roles, responsibilities and accountabilities
- the way in which a person’s performance acts as a role model for others
- ways in which personal goals are achieved and extended
- the importance and benefits of maintaining consistent
personal performance
- internal and external sources of feedback on products,
services and/or performance
- team members roles and responsibilities
 
 
2

Work effectively with team

2

- 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
- the value of cultural diversity within the engineering team is recognised and the benefits
- ways of gaining and using feedback to improve personal performance
- options for suitable professional development opportunities
- the role of a mentor in an engineering team
- the mentoring process
 

 
3Manage information3

- 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

- sources of relevant codes, standards, legislation and
regulations
- the need and relevance for commercial information,
including insurances and indemnities
- the procedures for documenting processes and
outcomes
- the procedures for processing and filing master and file
 

 
4Manage work priorities &
resources
4- setting priorities
- using technology appropriately to manage work priorities and commitments
- work plans, programs and/or budgets are prepared in
accordance with organisational procedures
- achieving targets by the effective and efficient use of
resources

- techniques for prioritising competing demands
- options for using various types of relevant technology and the ways they can be used efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
- human and physical resources available
- targets to be achieved
- techniques for optimising resource utilisation
 
 
5Facilitate & capitalise on
change & innovation
5- monitoring, reviewing and modifying work plans, programs and/or budgets
- introducing changes smoothly and with minimal disruption
- communicating changes to be implemented
- preparing plans for the implementation of authorised
changes
- the procedures for preparing work plans, programs and budgets
- the authority responsible for authorising work plans, programs and budgets
- the procedures for modifying work plans, programs and/or budgets
- opportunities to introduce change
- the benefits of the proposed change
- the costs and risks associated with the proposed change
- those affected by change
- emerging challenges and opportunities in the area of
engineering expertise
- opportunities to implement change and innovation
- reasons for implementing change and innovation
- strategies for implementing change and innovation
- customer needs
 
 
6Establish & maintain
business relationships
6- providing regular and complete progress reports to clients/stakeholders/suppliers/regulators
- procuring materials/supplies/services in accordance with organisational procedures
- clients/stakeholders/suppliers/regulators and their business relationships
- information required by clients/stakeholders/suppliers/ regulators
- the suppliers of materials/services/components/ equipment, etc.
- procurement procedures
- the authority responsible for authorising the procurement of materials/supplies/services
- commercial issues associated with the procurement
process
 
 
7Research and Report (New system)1 to 6As stated above 
8Research and Report (New system)1 to 6As state above 
9Research and Report (Upgrading system)1 to 6As state above 
10Research and Report (Upgrading system)1 to 6As state above 
11Design and Report1 to 6As state above 
12Design and Report1 to 6As state above 
13Finialise Project report1 to 6As state aboveAssessment due
14Project debrief1 to 6As state above 

  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Aircraft Conceptual Design – D Howe  

Aircraft Manuals – Boeing or Airbus  

Manufacturing specifications, International and National codes and standards  


Other Resources

Whiteboard, computer, presentation layout and System simulator.


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 Task – Project Report:  Part A (50%) - New system and Part B (50%) - Upgrading system)
 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 and B)
1
2
3
4
5
6
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

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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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Plagiarism:

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Other Information:

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