Course Title: Perform engineering activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5570C

Course Title: Perform engineering activities

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Dr. Amir Fard
Phone: +61 3 9925 4184
Email: amir.fard@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

Course Description

This unit covers the performance of technical aspects of engineering work in accordance with established engineering principles and practices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM22001A Perform engineering activities

Element:

1. Identify and implement engineering practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Engineering practices applicable to engineering activities are identified.
1.2. Factors, conditions and contexts integral to effective engineering practice are researched and evaluated.
1.3. The application of management practices and regulatory/legal systems to engineering practice is researched and evaluated.
1.4. Elements of engineering practices are incorporated into engineering activities.

Element:

2. Negotiate, document and monitor outcomes and performance measures

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Technical experts and specialists are consulted as required.
2.2. Engineering options are evaluated and ranked.
2.3. Performance measures for processes and outcomes are negotiated with stakeholders and documented.

Element:

3. Negotiate, develop and document work instructions

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Work instructions are negotiated and documented with taskforce.

Element:

4. Perform hazard and risk analysis

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Hazards and risks associated with project are analysed.

Element:

5. Monitor progress, respond appropriately

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Progress is monitored and responded to in cooperation and consultation with stakeholders and taskforce.

Element:

6. Conclude engineering activities appropriately

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Engineering activities are concluded in accordance with workplace and legislative requirements.

Element:

7. Evaluate career options and develop career development strategy

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Career options are developed based on current engineering activities.
7.2. A portfolio or CV of current engineering activities that is also a framework for future engineering activities is developed.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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

• lectures
• tutorials
• research
• reports
• guest speaker from industry
• practical placement
• work place visits


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 MEM22001A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction and overview of the course, OH&S issues1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
2-3Ideas generation, generate and distil about 3 to 4 possible ideas1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
4-6Work out and decide on the best idea. Introduction to identifying and developing a career options1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 7.1
7-8Discuss and finalise a plan for information research, workplace visit, scope of tasks, report writing, PowerPoint presentation. Developing a portfolio or CV of current engineering activities 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.2
9-10Discuss and finalise a plan for information research, workplace visit, scope of tasks, report writing, PowerPoint presentation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1
11-15Update and follow up workplace visit, scope of tasks, report writing, PowerPoint presentation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1
16-19Update and follow up report writing, PowerPoint presentation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
20-30Report – practical placement, log book and proofread1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
31Report submission1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
32-33PowerPoint presentation and feedback1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
34Report feedbackNot Applicable
35 Report resubmits (if needed)Not Applicable


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide [Wiley] Dowling Carew Hadgraft 2010
Project Management for engineering by John M. Nicholas and Herman Steyn
A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
 


Other Resources

Class notes are available on BlackBoard.


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: Outlines of engineering activities Presentation

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 2: Interim report (Project) including reflective journal

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 3: Final engineering activities report and Curriculum vitae

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Presentation

Project report inc Reflective Journal

Curriculum vitae

1.1

 X

 X

 X

1.2

 X

 X

 X

1.3

 X

 X

 X

1.4

 X

 X

 X

2.1

 X

 X

 X

2.2

 X

 X

 X

2.3

 X

 X

 

3.1

 X

 X

 X

4.1

 X

 X

 

5.1

 X

 X

 

6.1

X

X

X

7.1

X

X

X

7.2

 

X

X

  


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Career Options and Portfolio/CV - 20%
Assessment Task 2 - Project report and presentation - 80%


All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One student of a group will have account created for this software and must submit the group report by 5 pm on Due Week through 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 MEM22001A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

MEM22001A Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.33.14.15.16.17.17.2
Career Options and Portfolio/CV           xx
Project report and presentationxxxxxxx x  

 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
Career Options and Portfolio/CV      X   XXXXXXX
Project report and presentation    XX X   XXXXXXX
All Assessments

MEM22001A 
 

   XXX   XXXXXXX
ALL ASSESSMENT MEM22001A 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
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 30 hours outside the class time.

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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