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EG1000 - Engineering 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces you to the concept of an engineer as a professional problem solver, discussing the processes involved in applying the engineering method to problems, the issues surrounding modern engineering practice (such as ethics and sustainability), and how to effectively communicate during and after the engineering project. Topics covered include i) Engineering in society (professional bodies, learned societies; ethics and professional responsibility), ii) Engineering communication (technical report writing; seminar presentations; teamwork; hand sketching; AutoCAD), iii) Engineering problem solving, design and management (engineering analysis; use of engineering software; open-ended problem solving; the design process; selection of alternatives; economic evaluation; project planning and resource management) and iv) Engineering Safety (occupational health and safety; duty of care; legislation; safe management of workplaces).

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the role of, and relationships between, each major engineering discipline, while also recognising the broader function of engineering in society;
  • recognise the importance of etchis and sustainability in modern engineering practice and explain its relevance and implications for a specific problem;
  • demonstrate appropriate and competent use of written, oral, and pictorial communication skills throughout a range of engineering activities;
  • recognise and use systematic approaches to engineering design through the guided application of these in several specific design tasks;
  • apply teamwork, management and leadership skills in the solution of design problems and practice formal techniques for productive team interactions;
  • implement various practical stills for university life including study methods, time management, and on- and off-line information sourcing.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (30%)
  • assignments (55%)
  • workshops (15%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 46
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal (Pathway), Study Period 47
Census Date 30-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.