Course Title: Engineering Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Science

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1208

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

OENG1209

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Nevena Todorova

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1065

Course Coordinator Email: nevena.todorova@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.18

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Through a multidisciplinary approach, this course aims to introduce and contextualise the fundamental science that underpins engineering. This comprises three key areas of introductory physical chemistry, kinematics, and electronic circuits. Introductory physical chemistry will cover nomenclature, molecular structure and stoichiometric reactions. In kinematics you will develop an understanding of work and of the conservation of energy. Electronic circuits will introduce you to Ohm’s Law, hence the consideration of electrical potential, current, resistance and capacitance. You will have the opportunity to revisit and extend one of these key areas in later studies, in your chosen engineering specialisation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic scientific laws that underpin engineering fundamentals.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to model a range of physical situations from real life, through critical analysis by making links between these situations and established theory.
  3. Competently solve and predict fundamental engineering problems through numerical calculations and critical analysis.
  4. Apply fundamental concepts of Engineering to real world problems.


This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for BH126 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering plans ending in P23 and specialising in: Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

PLO 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering. 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for all other Bachelor of Engineering plans specialising in: Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

1. Knowledge and Skill Base
1.1 Comprehensive theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 

3. Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains 

For more information on the program learning outcomes for your program, please see the program guide.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered through the following Learning Activities.

  1. Pre-recorded lectures where course material is presented through presentations, worked examples, and demonstrations;
  2. Lectorials where you will revisit the lecture material, practice solving problems and applying concepts. These lectorials will assist you to consolidate the course material and provide a means of feedback on your progress and understanding;
  3. Private study that consists of working through the course material presented in pre-recorded lectures and gaining practical experience at solving conceptual and numerical problems from the textbook and other sources;
  4. Completion of quizzes that are designed to give you further practice in the application of course material, as well as feedback on your understanding;
  5. Completion of written assignments requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter.

Through practical and problem-solving sessions, you will have the opportunity to articulate your understanding and be guided by examples of clear thinking, logical argument and communication to develop such capabilities.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course is presented using a combination of pre-recorded lectures, tutorial and practical sessions, online quizzes, notes, and a prescribed textbook. Other reference texts and resources will also be available from the RMIT Bookshop and Library.

The course material will be presented through pre-recorded lectures. The Learning Management System will be used to distribute the course material and give you access to notes, tutorial worksheets, quizzes, and assignments.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Schedule A: Melbourne delivery
The assessment tasks for this course are comprised of the following four components:

Assessment Task 1: Online Quizzes
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1 and 3

Assessment Task 2: Practicals
Weighting: 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 3: Lectorial Worksheets
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 4: Timed Online Tests
Weighting: 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4
This online test will be of less than two hours duration to be taken within a window of at least 24 hours.

Schedule B: Hong Kong delivery
The assessment tasks for this course are comprised of the following four components:

Assessment Task 1: Online Quizzes
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1 and 3

Assessment Task 2: Written Assignments – Lab Reports
Weighting: 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 3: Tutorials
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 4: Timed Online Test
Weighting: 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4
This test must be completed and submitted within a limited time period.