Course Title: Electrical Engineering Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electrical Engineering Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Eva Cheng

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 2976

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.07

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to make an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Entry level mathematical abilities are required.

Course Description

The course is primarily concerned with professional practice and a starting point for your ongoing professional development that you will undertake as a professional engineer throughout your career. Course topics will be covered by lectures, workshops, tutorials and a team-based design project.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. As part of learning in this course, you as an active member of a team will plan, develop and prepare a detailed design brief for an engineering project as part of the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.

3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.

3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

3.4 Professional use and management of information.

3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify attributes, capabilities and responsibilities expected of professional engineers
  2. Work effectively in a team to plan, design and manage a small engineering project.
  3. Apply the engineering design process to identify, formulate and design a solution to solve a problem
  4. Find, evaluate, reference and manage information in a professional manner
  5. Communicate effectively in a professional manner


Overview of Learning Activities

Student Learning occurs through the following experiences and evaluation processes:

  • One weekly 2-hour lecture (Weeks 1-12), including guest lectures, lectorials and workshops
  • Two weekly 1-hour tutorial classes (Weeks 2-11)

Please note that this course does not have laboratory classes.

Individual and team assessments are designed to develop your professional engineering skills, guiding you through the process of developing a real-world project design solution.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources for this course include:

  • Lecture notes as prepared by the teaching staff and guest lecturers.
  • Course materials as provided available online via myRMIT Studies.
  • Lists of relevant reference texts, Library resources and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment consists of both individual and team assessments, including assignments, a project logbook, and a final team presentation and project report.

Please note that this course does not have a final exam.

Assessment tasks:

Early Assessment Task: Individual Referencing Assignment

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 4 and 5

Assessment Task 2: Individual Project Logbook

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: EWB Challenge Team Project Proposal

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLO 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 4: EWB Challenge Team Project Report Outline

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 5: EWB Challenge Team Final Presentation

Weighting 10% individual mark, 10% team mark

This assessment supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 6: EWB Challenge Team Final Project Report

Weighting 50%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5