• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, Computer Systems, Computer Engineering
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This is the first in a series of two courses for engineering and computing graduate students that focus on developing professional and communication skills for the 21st century workplace. Industry bodies and employers of engineering and computing graduates consistently rank communication skills as one of the most important selection criteria when hiring.

This course aims to heighten students' awareness of professional practice, and to develop new interpersonal and communication skills, leading to students becoming more competent professionals in their field.
Based on Engineers Australia and Australian Computer Society professional competencies, students will develop and practice fundamental skills required by industry to better equip them for the workforce.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Communicate effectively in written and spoken English to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to technical and non-technical audiences.
  2. Identify and use appropriate sources of information when developing professional documents.
  3. Maintain and develop appropriate, effective and professional forms of documentation.
  4. Demonstrate effective team membership skills and contribute collaboratively within diverse team environments.
  5. Articulate and reflect on the industry expectations of competence and conduct in engineering and computing professions.

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on a combination of individual and group assignments (written and oral), and a final exam. Marks for group tasks will include components for group performance and individual contribution of each student.

Weighting of assessment items will be confirmed by the course convener at the start of semester and published in the course outline.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4345 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9393 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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