Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EASC5047C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Amita Iyer
Program Manager 
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au 

Bill Chau
Ph: +61 3 9925  4070
Email: bill.chau@rmit.edu.au   
Appointment by email.

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Nil

Course Description

This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Element:

1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues .
1.2. Identify resources used in own work role.
1.3. Measure and record current usage of resources using appropriate techniques .
1.4. Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel.

Element:

2. Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Follow procedures to ensure compliance .
2.2. Report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel.

Element:

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.
3.2. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

NB: This course is clustered with EMPL5873C (MEM22002A) Manage self in the engineering environment. The learning and assessment tasks include the components of both competencies.

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Group discussions
  • Industry Visit (Subject to confirmation)
  • Case Study

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MSAENV272B in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekTopics Delivered

Elements /Performance Criteria

1

Introduction and course overview. 

 1.1
2Sustainability context: definitions, principles and issues. 1.1
3

Identifying current resource use

  1. Identifying environmental and resource efficiency issues
  2. Identifying your own resource use
  3. Documenting and measuring resource use
 1.1,1.2,1.3
4

 Identifying current resource use (Cont)

  1. Identifying environmental and resource efficiency issues
  2. Identifying your own resource use
  3. Documenting and measuring resource use  

Quiz

 1.1,1.2,1.3
5

Identifying current resource use (cont)

      4. Recording documents and filing them
      5.Identifying and reporting workplace environmental hazards

1.4
6

Following environmental regulations 

  • Following workplace procedures to ensure compliance
  • Reporting breaches to the right person
  • Follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner

Industry Guest Lecture: Overview on ethics for practising engineers

2.1, 2.2
7

Following environmental regulations (Cont: exercises)

  • Following workplace procedures to ensure compliance
  • Reporting breaches to the right person
  • How to improve environmental performances/professional practices and resource efficiency

2.1, 2.2

8

Look for ways to improve environmental resource efficiency

  • Following your organisation's plans to improve resource use
  • Finding ways for you and your work team to identify possible improvements in its work practices
  • Making suggestions for improving your work areas practices
  • Identify environmental hazards/risks, resources used and inefficiencies associated within a workplace.

Assignment 1 due

3.1, 3.2
 

9

 Look for ways to improve environmental resource efficiency (cont)

  • Following your organisation's plans to improve resource use
  • Finding ways for you and your work team to identify possible improvements in its work practices
  • Making suggestions for improving your work areas practices and report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel in the workplace
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2

3.1,3.2
 
10 -15

Assignment 2 Due (Week 13)

Reflective Journal

1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.2; 3.1-3.2 

16

 Revision

1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.2; 3.1-3.2

17 

Test

1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.2; 3.1-3.2
18 Final group report including reflective journal and test feedback; Course Feedback1.1-1.4; 2.1-2.2; 3.1-3.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Assignment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 2: Assignment 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Final Test

1.1

x

 

x

1.2

x

 

x

1.3

x

 

x

1.4

x

 

x

2.1

 

x

x

2.2

 

 x

 x

3.1

 

 x

 x

3.2

 

 x

 x


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40% (Week 8)

Assessment 2: Assignment 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40% (Week 13)

Assessment 3: Test 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20% (Week 17)

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MSAENV272B Elements & Performance Criteria

MSAENV272B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.23.13.2
Assignment 1xxxx    
Assignment 2    xxxx
Testxxxxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignment 1   XX XX XXXXXXXXXXX
Assignment 2   XXX  XXXXXXXX
Test   X XX XXX X X XX X X X X

All Assessments

MSAENV272B

0123332233333333
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one but less than one-third of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 10 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre  to find more information about Study and learning Support

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.

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability  to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

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 lodgement 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:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  to find more information about special consideration


Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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