Course Title: Perform engineering activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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

Vettri Chinnadurai
Phone: +61 3 9925 4667

Alan Wazir
Phone: +61 3 9925 4153

Dr Amita Iyer
Program Manager 
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311

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 delivered in Clustering with OENG7338C Prepare Mechanical Models using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE).

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

  • Lectures
  • Practical labortary 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

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 competency MEM23084A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week                        Topics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to the subject. Briefing about the Engineering activities, elements of the outcome and Performance of Criteria. Course guide explanation and its importance of attendance. 1.1 -1.4
2Identifying the engineering activities, develop the technical specification and develop the professional practice. Perform engineering activities in accordance with engineering disciplines and related principles and professional practices.  1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3

Continue with project development and monitor the progress. consultation with the students and guide them to meet requirement of work instructions.

Research and evaluate the application of project and management of engineering professional practices and follow regulatory/legal systems to engineering practices in the project

 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3 and 3.1
4Continue with project development and monitor the progress. consultation with the students and guide them to meet requirement of work instructions 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3 and 3.1

Identify and analyse any hazards and risks and associated with the project
Recognize any ethical issues and maintain ethical standards within the project

 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1 and 4.1
6Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome. Explaining about Interim report assessment Task.  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
7Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome.  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
8Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome. Interim Report Due.  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
9Mid term break  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
10Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome associated with ethical practice, indemnity, negotiation, consultation, work experience and human relations with respect to the practice of engineering. 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
11Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
12Monitor the progress of Engineering activities and consult with the students of any difficulties and overcome  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1 and 5.1
13Prepare the Final report and guiding them to appropriately to Conclude the engineering activities.1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1;  5.1 and 6.1
14Prepare the Final report and guiding them to appropriately to Conclude the engineering activities. developing the career options and skills to meet industry requirements. 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1; 5.1;  6.1 and 7.1 -7.2
15Presentation Is due with 15 minutes for every students. This will run along with MIET 7612C  Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing and related industries. 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1; 5.1; 6.1 and 7.1 -7.2
16Submission of Report  with Curriculum Vitae and feed back 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1; 5.1; 6.1 and 7.1 -7.2
17Assessment - marking  1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1; 5.1; 6.1 and 7.1 -7.2
18Completion of assessment and enter result processing online 1.1-1.4; 2.1 -2.3; 3.1; 4.1; 5.1; 6.1 and 7.1 -7.2

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 12 hours outside the class time.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


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: Project Outline
Assessment 2: Interim report
Assessment 3: Final engineering activities report,Presentation and Curriculum vitae

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Project Outline

Interim Report

Final project report and Curriculum Vitae
































Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Online Quiz, Week 4

Assessment 2: Interim report, Week 8

Assessment 3: Final engineering activities report and Curriculum vitae, Week 16

To be deemed competent, student must achieve satisfactory (S) results in all three (3) assessments.  This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following grades are allocated:

  CHD - Competent with High Distinction CDI - Competent with Distinction CC - Competent with Credit CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded NYC - Not Yet Competent DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.   The final grading criteria is made available to students in CANVAS.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM22001A  Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM22001A  Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.2 1.3  1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 4.1
Project Outline X X X X X X X X X XXX 
Interim Report X X X X X X X X X XXXX
Final project report and Curriculum Vitae X X X X X X X X X XXXX

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

        Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies         
Presentation  X X X X X  X  X X X X X X 
Project report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Curriculum vitae       X X X  X X  X X X
All assessments
 1 2 2 23 33 23
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

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 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.
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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:
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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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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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