• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject ANU Extension
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Daniel Walter
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2024
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This course is designed for students who wish to gain an awareness of the existing and emerging engineering concepts, technologies and career pathways. It focuses on identifying and understanding the relevance of engineering systems to people, and the societal and ethical responsibilities of the engineers. International students are not able to enrol in this course.

Topics covered in year 11 will include: 

·         Exploration of disciplines across fields within engineering and computer science. 

·         An overview of the engineering design process including specific activities and techniques for defining a problem, identifying design criteria and generating and evaluating concepts

·         Introduction to the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools, specifically SolidWorks

·         Relevance and importance to modern engineering of the systems approach which encompasses the ANU’s engineering philosophy and program.

·         Engineering and related academic skills including, research, design, communication and reflection.


Topics covered in year 12 will include:

·         Using the engineering design process to complete a conceptual design and prototype or model for a real-world engineering problem from the EWBA Challenge.

·         Use 3D printers to explore the possibilities of prototyping and engineering design.

·         Detailed examination of the elements of engineering and the responsibilities of engineers in a global environment.

·         Communicating engineering concepts using different media.

·         Reflective and ethical practice applied through projects, engagement with course material and research assignments.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed EXTN1005A


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

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

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5193 05 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 27 Sep 2024 In Person N/A

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