Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: EMPL5873C

Course Title: Manage self in the engineering environment

Important Information:

This is a cluster course with EASC5074C (MSMENV272) (Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices)

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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos
Phone: +61 3 9925 8342
Email: chris.sanos@rmit.edu.au

Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Program Manager
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
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

Pre requisite unit - MEM160061 - Organise and communicate information

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.

2.6  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
• Individual and Group Assignments
• Presentations

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Manage Self in the Engineering Environment MEM22002A- (EMPL5873C)) in conjunction with MSMENV272 (EASC5074C). 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 MSMENV272. 
 

Elements and Performance Criteria for MEM22002A (EMPL5873C) Manage Self in the Engineering Environment

 

1.            Manage self       

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.

 

2.            Work effectively with team        

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.

 

3.            Manage information      

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.

 

4.            Manage work priorities and resources   

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.

 

5.            Facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation           

5.1.         Work with others to introduce change.

5.2.         Manage emerging challenges and opportunities.

 

6.            Establish and maintain business relationships     

6.1.         Work in collaborative relationships with customers/suppliers.

6.2.         Manage the procurement process.


Elements and Performance Criteria for MSMENV272 (EASC5074C) Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

 

1              Identify current resource use and environmental issues 

1.1          Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues

1.2          Identify resources used in own work role

1.3          Find out current usage of resources

 

2              Comply with environmental regulations

2.1          Read and follow environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state/territory and local government laws, by-laws, regulations and mandated codes of practice, and codes and standards that the organisation applies voluntarily

2.2          Ask questions and seek clarification relating to environmental work requirements

2.3          Identify incidents, including breaches or potential breaches of environmental regulations and occurrences outside of standard procedures, and report to appropriate personnel

2.4          Report environmental incidents using workplace forms and procedures

 

3             Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency 

3.1          Follow workplace procedures to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

3.2          Make suggestions for improvements to environmental workplace practices and work plans


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, 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 MEM16008A and MEM16006A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 2 clustered competencies (MEM22002A and MSMENV272) is detailed below:

Week    

Topics Delivered                                                                                                          Elements/Performance criteria
1

Lecture –

  • Introduction to the subject, the requirements and the assignments
  • Acts and Regulations
  • Discuss Major Assignment- Assessment 2
 
2Lecture –
  • Understanding the environment, global warming, the greenhouse effect
 
3 

Lecture –

  • Understanding the different energy sources, including alternative energies
 
4

Lecture –

  • Examining what it takes to build an environmentally sustainable house
  • 6-star energy ratings
  • OHS requirements as they apply to the Assignment

Assessment 1: Due

MEM22002A
2.1,2.3,2.4
3.2
5.2

MSMENV272
1.2, 1.3
2.2, 2.4
3.1, 3.2

5 

Lecture –

  • Exploring the concept of sustainable houses further into larger buildings.
 
6

Lecture –

  • Understanding how engineering fits into the changing environment
  • ESD- Ecologically sustainable development
 
7Lecture –
  • Understanding Environmental Management Plans
  • Looking at Waste Management 
 
8Lecture –
  • Understanding the CCF Guidelines and how they make the worksites and environment a safer place.
 
9 

Lecture –

  • Understanding the Env. Guidelines for Construction Sites and how they make the worksites and environment a safer place.
 
10Assignment Working Week 
11Assignment Working Week  or site visit 
14-16

Group Presentation Weeks

Assessment 2: Due Week 14

 

MEM22002A
1.1-1.3
2.1-2.5
3.1,3.2
4.1-4.3
5.1, 5.2
6.1, 6.2

MSMENV272
1.1, 1.2 
2.1-2.4
3.1, 3.2


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 32 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodesk website for out of class work.
  • Web links
  • In class videos

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.


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: SWMS Assessment

Assessment 2: Group Assignment-Sustainable Buildings

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

 Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance CriteriaSWMS AssessmentGroup Assignment- Sustainable Buildings
1.1  x
1.2  x
1.3  x
2.1 x x
2.2  x
2.3 x x
2.4 x x
2.5  x
3.1  x
3.2 x x
4.1  x
4.2  x
4.3  x
5.1  x
5.2 x x
6.1 x
6.2 x

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: SWMS Assessment (Week 4)

Students must complete an environmental survey and SWMS report of an RMIT work space.

Assessment 2: Group Assignment-Sustainable Buildings (Week 14)

Students must complete a group assignment whereby they must design a sustainable / energy efficient building

This course will be assessed as Competent or Not Yet Competent. To successfully complete this course, students will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM22002A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM22002A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.12.22.32.42.53.13.24.14.24.35.15.26.16.2
SWMS Assessment    x  x x   x     x  
Group Assignment- Sustainable Buildings x x x x x x x x x x x x x x xxx

Assessment vs MSMENV272 Elements & Performance Criteria 

 MSMENV272 Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.12.22.32.43.13.2
SWMS Assessment xx  x xxx
Group Assignment- Sustainable Buildings x x x x xxxxx

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
SWMS Assessment           x x x x x 
Group Assignment- Sustainable Buildings   x   x  x  x x x x x x x
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEM22002A 0 0 1 00 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
ALL ASSESSMENTS MSMENV272 0 0 1 00 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre 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 https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services 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 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: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

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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