- Code ENGN1211
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by 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
- Dr Fiona Beck
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1, 2022.
Discovering Engineering is the foundation course for engineering. The course invites students to discover engineering by tackling an open-ended design project, as well as learning a variety of essential technical and non-technical skills. The major project for the course is to work in teams to design and build a robot rover that can autonomously navigate around a maze.
Throughout the course, students undertake a variety of learning activities that introduce the key engineering concepts that are needed to successfully complete the project. Students learn about the engineering design process, including understanding what is needed in a project, generating concepts, prototyping, analysing, and implementing a solution. Students work in teams, allowing them to develop their collaboration and communication skills, as well as their project management skills. This is complemented by learning about the importance of reflective and ethical professional practice. At the same time students will also learn about basic electronics, coding and problem solving, providing a range of fundamental skills needed by a modern engineer.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Engineering Design Report (10) [LO 1,3,5,6]
- Weekly quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Labs online (15) [LO 2,5]
- Rover report (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Rover testing (10) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Rover Milestones (5) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Reflection (25) [LO 1,5,6]
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- 24 x 1 hour lectorials
- 4 x 2-hour online computer labs
- 3 x 2-hour project workshops
- 6 x (15 minute) Project group updates
- Plus group and individual study
No prescibed texts.
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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