Course Title: Perform engineering activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: EMPL5570C

Course Title: Perform engineering activities

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

M M Younus Ali

Appointment by email

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


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.


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.


4. Perform hazard and risk analysis

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Hazards and risks associated with project are analysed.


5. Monitor progress, respond appropriately

Performance Criteria:

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


6. Conclude engineering activities appropriately

Performance Criteria:

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


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.


3. Negotiate, develop and document work instructions


Performance Criteria:

3.1. Work instructions are negotiated and documented with taskforce.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a cluster with MIET7612 VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries

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

  • Lectures
  • Practical laboratory testings and/or simulations

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

EA 1.1. 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, account abilities 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 demeanor.
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 competency MEM23084A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered as a cluster with MIET7612 VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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.

Audio-visual aids and course notes and relevant online resources.

Materials posted on Canvas / Student Drive and class handouts

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: Initial Design and Project Plan
Assessment 2: Interim Project Report
Assessment 3: Final Project Report, Curriculum Vitae and Presentation

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Initial Design and Project Plan 

Interim Project Report

Final Project Report, Curriculum Vitae and Presentation
































Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered as a cluster with MIET7612 VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries


Assessment Matrix

This course is delivered as a cluster with MIET7612 VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries

Other Information

Private study hours for this clustered course is approx 30-33 hours.

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 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 find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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: 

Please Refer to find more information about special consideration 


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

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Other Information: 

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

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