Subject details

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

  1. describe the role of the civil, electrical and mechanical engineer in modern society.
  2. identify important attributes of engineering graduates and use them to evaluate their own personal strengths and weaknesses.
  3. demonstrate an awareness of the socio-cultural, safety, ethical and sustainable contexts in which engineering is practiced.
  4. develop inclusive teamwork skills and apply basic project management principles to find an engineering solution.
  5. develop professional reflection, referencing, oral, written and visual communication skills appropriate for engineering practice.
    • 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
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture 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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

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

This subject will introduce students to a variety of areas in sustainable and professional engineering, including the role of the professional engineer, graduate attributes of engineering professionals, career management skills, critical analysis and reflective practice, principles of sustainable engineering, professional ethics, intercultural issues including Indigenous protocols, basic project management principles, effective teamwork, team roles, evaluation of team performance, engineering report writing, effective presentations, locating and using information and referencing.

  • Teamwork & Design in Eng. (50%)
  • Professional Dev. in Eng. (25%)
  • Cultural Diversity & Eng. (25%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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