Course Title: Perform engineering activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL5570C

Course Title: Perform engineering activities

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Bill Chau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4070

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Amir Zokaei Fard
Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4184
Contact Email: 
 Location:- 57.5.20C

Andrew Kim
Contact no:- 99254295
Location:- 57.5.20C

Mark Burns

Contact no:- 99254604

Location:- 57.5.20C

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.


3. Negotiate, develop and document work instructions

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Work instructions are negotiated and documented with taskforce.


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


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.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and groups as required.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources. Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in the teaching schedule. 

Session 1: Introduction and Overview of Course.

Session 2: Walk through of project process.

Sessions 3-9: Meetings with supervisor and mentoring of student(s).

Session 10: Meetings with supervisor and mentoring of student(s).  Class: Developing your CV OR Portfolio. Creating/refining your draft Project Research report.

Session 11: Identifying and evaluating your career options. Creating and refining your career development strategy. Creating/refining your draft Research report.

Session 12: Completing your CV/portfolio and Career strategy. Creating/refining your draft Research report. Planning your PPT presentation.

 Sessions 13-16: Meetings with supervisor and mentoring of student(s).

 Session 17: Project Report and Career Plan assignments due

Session 18: Project Presentation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Project Management for engineering by John M. Nicholas and Herman Steyn

A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Other Resources

White board, computer, course notes, design diagram and presentation layout.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to perform engineering activities within one or more specified engineering disciplines. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Assessment One - Session 17: AT1: Project Report - 70%
2. Assessment Two - Session 18: AT2 Project  Presentation - 20%

3. Assessment Two - Session 17: AT3 Career Plan assignment - 10%

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate overall course competence. Only if overall course competence has been achieved will a graded assessment be issued using the codes listed below .

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

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task             Element(s)

Assessment One               Elements 1-6
Assessment Two               Elements 1-6

Assessment Three              Element 7

Other Information

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

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from a long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact the 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 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without an approved extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Condideration:

If you need an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 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 2 working days after the official due date.

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Other Information:

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