- Code ENGN1211
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Materials Science, Mathematics, Photonics, Physics, Information Technology More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Benjamin Nizette
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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Discovering Engineering engages students in engineering and provides a foundation of skills and knowledge for the rest of their engineering and academic studies. It introduces three aspects of engineering: disciplines; skills and practice; and responsibilities, which are interwoven throughout the course to enhance student learning. Disciplines are explored through research-led guest lectures across fields within engineering and computer science. Supplemented by industry guest lectures these highlight the relevance and importance to modern engineering of the systems approach which encompasses the ANU’s engineering philosophy and program.
Engineering and academic skills including Computer-Aided Design (CAD), research, design and communication are examined and their practice encouraged via group projects, small-scale problem-solving and active engineering workshops. Further elements of engineering around the responsibilities of engineers in a global environment and an awareness of reflective and ethical practice are applied through projects, engagement and research assignments.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate research into engineering concepts, technology and contexts.
- Select and use appropriate engineering tools to model and analyse engineering components.
- Design a solution to an open-ended problem using an engineering process.
- Identify responsibilities within an engineering team in relation to professional practice.
- Communicate engineering concepts and solutions effectively using different media to professional and other audiences.
- Demonstrate self-reflection and evaluation of ideas
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
• Systems engineering project (55%) including team charter, subsystem report, system-level
design and systems project and performance
• Engineers Without Borders (EWB) research project (25%) including research report and concept review
• Engineering reflection (20%)
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- 11x 2-hour pracs
- 6x 1-hour guest lectures
- 6x 1-hour seminars
- 4x 2-hour workshops
- 15x 10-min online lectures
- Plus group and individual study
No prescibed texts. Readings will be provided.
Areas of Interest
- Materials Science
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
- Renewable Energy
- Solar Energy
- Computer Engineering
- Energy Change
- Biomedical Science
- Environmental Science
- Sustainable Engineering
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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|15 Feb 2016
|26 Feb 2016
|31 Mar 2016
|27 May 2016