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Area/Catalogue
ENGG 1004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101756

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

This course provides an opportunity for students to solve practical engineering design problems and to recognise the roles of systems thinking, innovation and creativity in the design process.

Course content

Lectures and tutorials will introduce you to the exciting and complex world of engineering design and innovation. Activities and projects will help you to explore engineering problem solving, basic systems engineering concepts, the engineering design process, identifying requirements, design concepts, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, developing solutions, test and evaluation processes, project management principles and basic tools. We use international examples of engineering failures to help you explore how projects fail and how mistakes can be avoided or minimised. We also use learning journals and tutorial activities to expand your professional writing and teamwork skills since effective communication is essential for professional engineers working in diverse domestic and global contexts.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
External (Online lectures using recorded materials and other online resources) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Individual Development Portfolio 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Group project 1500 words each & 10 mins group presentation 50% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Individual Development Portfolio 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Group project 1500 words each & 10 mins group presentation 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Report 1500 words 20% N/A
Individual Development Portfolio 1500 words equivalent 30% N/A
Group project 1500 words each & 10 mins group presentation 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Quizzes N/A 20% N/A
Personal Reflection 1500 words and reflection (Individual) 30% N/A
Major Design and Build Project 1000 words plus project design and build 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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