ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROBLEM SOLVING

EMS1EDP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a perspective and exposure to current engineering practice and the role it can play in various engineering disciplines. Students are required to take part in a research project. The project is a design program for first-year University students which provides students the opportunity to learn about creative engineering design, team work and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable and cross-cultural development projects. In addition to the design project students further develop their technical skills in a laboratory based project component. In this component of the subject students learn some fundamental skills related to electronics and programming. Students interface a range of sensors and devices with a micro controller which culminates in students designing robots which are played off against each other in a competitive environment. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCIV1EP OR ELE1EDP OR EMS1EP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Engineering Your Future an Australasian Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDowling et al.

Year2020

Edition/Volume4E

PublisherWiley

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Perfect Grammar: a Guide to English Grammar & Punctuation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAnon

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPenguin

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an acquired detailed knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the practice of the relevant engineering stream. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline.
02. Solve an engineering problem, using appropriate technical tools. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
03. Work effectively as a member of a team on an engineering project. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
04. Organize and critically review information to form a cogent argument. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability and3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
05. As part of a team, contribute to a written technical report. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
06. Make a technical oral presentation to peers. Includes EA stage 1 competencies:1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVipul Patel

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Oral presentation 10 minutes - (Equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

6 Individual written lab assignments - (Equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Humanitarian Engineering project - (Equivalent to 2000 words per student)Students undertake a Humanitarian Engineering Project where work is conducted as a team. One half of the assessment's value is evaluated based on students' individual performance via an individual participation factor and a personal reflection (300 words) from each student which is submitted with the group report, along with other individual activities aimed at testing students' knowledge of the technical,

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Oral presentation 10 minutes - (Equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

6 Individual written lab assignments - (Equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Humanitarian Engineering project - (Equivalent to 2000 words per student)Students undertake a Humanitarian Engineering Project where work is conducted as a team. One half of the assessment's value is evaluated based on students' individual performance via an individual participation factor and a personal reflection (300 words) from each student which is submitted with the group report, along with other individual activities aimed at testing students' knowledge of the technical,

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Oral presentation 10 minutes - (Equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

6 Individual written lab assignments - (Equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Humanitarian Engineering project - (Equivalent to 2000 words per student)Students undertake a Humanitarian Engineering Project where work is conducted as a team. One half of the assessment's value is evaluated based on students' individual performance via an individual participation factor and a personal reflection (300 words) from each student which is submitted with the group report, along with other individual activities aimed at testing students' knowledge of the technical,

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual Oral presentation 10 minutes - (Equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

6 Individual written lab assignments - (Equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Humanitarian Engineering project - (Equivalent to 2000 words per student)Students undertake a Humanitarian Engineering Project where work is conducted as a team. One half of the assessment's value is evaluated based on students' individual performance via an individual participation factor and a personal reflection (300 words) from each student which is submitted with the group report, along with other individual activities aimed at testing students' knowledge of the technical,

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5