Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EMPL5873C

Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher
Sergei Eljaste
Phone: +61 3 9925 4661
Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au 
 

Program Manager

Dr Amita Iyer
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@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

Nil

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 and 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 and capitalise on change and innovation

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

6. Establish and maintain business relationships

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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

• Tutorials
• Workbook Activities
• Competency Tests

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Communication) in conjunction with MEM16006A (EMPL5568C). You must enrol in these two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of MEM22002A and MEM16006A.  

Elements and Performance Criteria for MEM16006A (EMPL5568C) Organise and communicate information

1. Access information and/or records

1.1. Information requirements of tasks are determined and relevant information is accessed from a range of sources.
1.2. Workplace terminology is correctly recognised.

2. Organise and analyse information

2.1. Information is interpreted and organised in accordance with enterprise and work requirements.
2.2. Information is analysed according to enterprise and work requirements.

3. Communicate organised information using established workplace methods

3.1. Information is communicated using established workplace methods.


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:


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

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies MEM22002A and MEM16006A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 2 clustered competencies (MEM22002A and MEM16006A) is detailed below:

Week                                    

Topics Delivered                                                                                                 

Elements/

Performance criteria                                                    

1Introduction and Organise Groups (Teams) (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5)
2Finalise Groups (Teams) for Presentations (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5)
3Manage Self in the Engineering Environment (1.1,1.2,1.3)
4Feasibility Studies - Preliminary Concept Design including work ethics to achieve effective working relationships and engineering outcomes ( 2.1,3.1) (1.1,1.2)
5Access Information and/or Records - Work Effectively in Teams including recognising all aspects of cultural diversity such as gender, age, physical ability, ethnicity and culture. (2.1,2.2,2.3) (1.2,1.2)
6

Preliminary Concept and Design & Design and Specifications

Industry Guest Lecture: Overview on ethics for practicing engineers 

 (3.1) (2.1,2.2)
7Design and Design Drawings - Manage, Organise and Analyse Information (3.1,3.2) (2.1,2.2)
8Project Construction - Manage Work Priorities and Resources (4.1,4.2,4.3)
9

Allocation of new Team Topics for presentation

Mentoring others with a focus towards engineering specific designs with a responsibility towards presentation

 (2.1,2.5)
10Communicate, Organise Information using Established Workplace Methods (5.1,5.2) (3.1)
11As Built Drawings (3.1) (3.1)
12Maintenance Manuals (3.1) (3.1)
13Operational Manuals (3.1) (31.)
14Facilitate & Capitalise on Change and Innovation (5.1,5.2)
15Lessons Learnt Reports and maintain trust of colleagues/clients/suppliers when working reports (3.1,3.2,4.1,4.2)
16Establish & Maintain Business Relationships (6.1,6.2)
17Test All
18Feedback 


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 minimum 20 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

Cordells on-line Estimator and Rawlinsons Cost Guide


Other Resources

Refer to the on-line Blackboard for further Resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Student Presentations 2 x 4% each week

Weighting towards final grade (%):8

 

Assessment 2: Project Progress Report

Weighting towards final grade (%):12

 

Assessment 3: Final Report/Tender

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 4: Test (online)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Student Presentations

Progress Report & Final Report/Tender

Test

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

X

X

X

6.1

X

X

X

6.2

X

X

X

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Student Presentations 2 x 4% = 8% - Each Week
Project Progress Report = 12% - Week 7
Final Report/Tender = 30% - Week 15
Test (On-line) = 50% - Last Week


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM22002A Elements & Performance Criteria - Manage Self in the Engineering Environment

 MEM22002A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.12.22.32.42.53.13.24.14.24.35.15.26.16.2
Student Presentations X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Progress Report & Final Report/Tender X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Test X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 Assessment vs MEM16006A Elements & Performance Criteria - Organise and
Communicate Information

 MEM16006A Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.22.12.23.1
Student Presentations X X X X X
Progress Report & Final Report/Tender X X X X X
Test X X X X X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Student Presentations - Progress Report - Final Report/Tender X X X X X X X X X X X  X X X X
Test X X    X X X X X X X    
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEM22002A  2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEM16006A 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
 1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
 2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
 3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

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


Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long­term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to 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 to 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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