ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3 (14)

This subject will further develop the student engineers' identity through a team-based session-long practical project. Student engineers will deliver workable engineering solutions to real world problems sourced from community clients. Student engineers are to apply engineering fundamental principles, methods and tools when formulating the solutions. Skills in the following aspects, but not limited to, will be further enhanced beyond what has been introduced in ENG160, ENG161 and ENG162: project management, designing, researching, implementing, teamwork, communication, and offering and receiving feedback. This subject offers student engineers opportunities to practice and reflect upon their practice as engineers, both individually and in groups. This subject serves as a bridging pathway for student engineers to embark on their first work placements.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENG261. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) /Masters of Engineering(Civil Systems); Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems ) and Diploma of Engineering Studies.

Prerequisites

ENG162 and ENG160 and ENG161

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Apply underpinning sciences and engineering fundamentals to systematically devise a workable solution to a real-world engineering problem, considering social, economic and environmental sustainability;
  • Articulate and follow systematic engineering design processes;
  • Identify the hallmarks of high performance teams and the necessity for varieties of roles, and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in a team environment;
  • Research, assess and synthesise information from a range of engineering resources, use appropriate artifacts within the engineering discipline to communicate with and engage different audiences;
  • Offer constructive feedback to peers, incorporate comments from peers/mentors and justify their acceptance and rejection; and
  • Develop and reflect on their emerging identity as student engineers, and how this will change as they move into placement in industry.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The engineering design process;
  • Models of teamwork and applying effective models to teamwork;
  • Technical report structure and writing for interested parties, like stakeholders, mentors and peers;
  • Effective communication via emails, documents and oral presentation for interested parties;
  • Structured reflections, evaluation and providing constructive feedback; and
  • Project management.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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