Engineering Foundations: Principles, Design and Communication (On-campus)
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16 weeks weeks
- 26 Jul 2021
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- apply technical theory and communication skills to engineering design and processes, which include key concepts such as principles of sustainable design and development, ethical judgement, risk management and economical implications
- analyse and clearly communicate the concepts, specific technical terms and procedures used in the tendering process
- work collaboratively with others and articulate practices that lead to successful teamwork, in a multicultural context
- reflect upon the engineering profession, the solution to the humanitarian engineering problem and the processes involved in successful teamwork
- Overview of the Semester
- Engineering Design
- Background of the Project
- Drawing and Specifications
- Who are Stakeholders?
- What are Design Requirements?
- What do I need to know about Team Work?
- Elements of Good Designs
- Conceptual Designs
- Safety in Design
- Prototyping/Model Construction
- Tender Evaluation Criteria
- Employability and Teamwork
- ITP Metrics
- Economic Plan (cost of project)
- Compilation and submission tips
- How to submit a report for Stage 1
- Introduction to Stage 2
- Receiving and Using Feedback
- Using your ITP Results to write your goals
- What is Sustainable Engineering?
- What is Circular Economy?
- What challenges are faced when dealing with contracts?
- How to write an executive summary
- What is ethics?
- Stage 2 Submission Expectations
- Design in Industry
- Overview of Stage 3
- What causes designs to fail?
- Non-financial benefits
- Introduction to Reflective Practice
- The Business Pitch
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This unit covers the engineering design and tendering process, used by engineers from all disciplines to determine a solution to a problem. It helps the engineer define the problem, imagine innovative conceptual designs, write and respond to a tender document, prototype possible design solutions, refine several designs to a single final design, and determine specifications of the final design. In order to simulate a real-world experience, students are required to determine the role of the stakeholders in the project, and create an implementation plan for the final design. Students will be working in teams throughout the semester to gain the communication skills which are highly desired by industry. They will be required to reflect on their: work to help them improve in their teamwork skills, personal growth in learning the engineering process, as well as engineering responsibilities and duties. To complete the picture, since engineers need to submit proposals and pitch their ideas to stakeholders within communities and their team members, students will be able to give presentations to their peers, project managers, and possible stakeholders to hone in on their presentation skills. On completion of this unit, students should be able to participate in multidisciplinary conversations about the engineering design and tendering process. This unit is designed for those students who have passed Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Mathematics Methods or equivalent.
1. Design Package, 20 percent, ULOs assessed 1,3; 2. Tendering Process, 35 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2,4; 3. Final Design, 45 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2,3,4.
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 12 Nov 21
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