In the move to our new system and website, we are encountering some technical issues.
We are working hard to fix these and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to course and sustainable design
    • Major project management and planning introduction
    • Engineering communication
    • Indigenous communities and sustainability
    • Careers in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering
    • Wind power
    • Green building
    • Water sustainability
    • ePortfolio development
    • Working in teams
    • Project delivery and presentation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Web links
      • Wikis
      • Streaming Multimedia
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad awareness and understanding of the various discipline areas of engineering and the role of the engineer in modern society
  2. locate, evaluate, use and present information from a range of sources to develop a coherent argument which is correctly referenced
  3. demonstrate the socio-cultural, political, environmental and economic contexts in which engineering is practised
  4. identify important attributes of engineering graduates and use them to evaluate their own personal strengths and weaknesses
  5. identify the characteristics of effective interdisciplinary teams; develop their ability to successfully contribute to a diverse team and to evaluate their own and other team member contributions
  6. apply ethical standards and sustainability principles in solving engineering problems.
  • Assignment 1 - Teamwork & Design in Eng. (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Professional Dev. in Eng. (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Cultural Diversity & Eng. (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone is required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.

This subject will introduce you to a variety of areas in sustainable and professional engineering, including: the role of the professional engineer, characteristics of modern engineering disciplines, historical and modern trends in engineering practice, graduate attributes of engineering professionals, career management skills, critical analysis and reflective practice, principles of sustainable engineering, professional ethics, principles of sustainable development, effective teamwork, culture and diversity issues including Indigenous protocols, team roles, evaluation of team performance, engineering report writing, effective presentations, and locating and using information and referencing.

Related degrees