AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY AND PRACTICE

EMS5AEE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you undertake a comprehensive study of workplace practices related to the Australian engineering industry and reflect heavily on your personal views and approaches to individual and team responsibilities, while taking into consideration Australian sustainability practices. You develop professional skills related to ethical and moral decision making and evaluate the social implications of their work and the broader global & Australian context. The subject encompasses activities and experiences that support the development of knowledge, professional skills and personal capabilities to enhance your employability in Australian engineering industry as well as the long term professional career success. The subject takes a life-long career management approach to engage with students and enrich your understanding of the graduate skills and attributes required to make a successful transition from university to the world of work. You will have regular opportunities to engage with industry professionals and Australian engineering companies.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC or SMENE or SMENM or SMTNE or SMELE or SMCEM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Evaluate the role and responsibility of different stakeholders in Australian engineering workplaces.
02. Evaluate the cultural norms and expectations of Australian work environments
03. Critically reflect on personal viewpoints in managing relationships and maintaining professional standards in the workplace.
04. Apply professional written and oral communication as a engineer.
05. Analyse sustainability and teamwork in Australian professional engineering environments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Employment preparation task (Individual task equivalent to 1250 words)Students will apply for 'mock' job adds based upon real job descriptors and will be required to apply using a cover letter, cv and LinkedIn profile addressing the job description and selection criteria

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

15 minute mock interview (Individual task equivalent to 750 words)Students will be required to prepare for a mock interview based on the job they applied for in assessment 1

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4

One 10 minute Individual verbal presentation (Individual task equivalent to 500 words)Students will investigate one issue in Australian industry relating to sustainability and develop a comprehensive presentation on the topic

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5

Three written case study reports Group task (each case study equivalent to 500 words per individualTeams for 3 or 4 students develop case studies based on material discussed in workshops

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

5 x Short Individual written reflections (equivalent to 200 words each)Students will be required to attend 2 individual professional development events (industry speakers, networking events, workshops) and use reflective writing to describe learning outcomes through short posts on LinkedIn

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEddie Custovic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Employment preparation task (Individual task equivalent to 1250 words)Students will apply for 'mock' job adds based upon real job descriptors and will be required to apply using a cover letter, cv and LinkedIn profile addressing the job description and selection criteria

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

15 minute mock interview (Individual task equivalent to 750 words)Students will be required to prepare for a mock interview based on the job they applied for in assessment 1

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4

One 10 minute Individual verbal presentation (Individual task equivalent to 500 words)Students will investigate one issue in Australian industry relating to sustainability and develop a comprehensive presentation on the topic

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5

Three written case study reports Group task (each case study equivalent to 500 words per individualTeams for 3 or 4 students develop case studies based on material discussed in workshops

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

5 x Short Individual written reflections (equivalent to 200 words each)Students will be required to attend 2 individual professional development events (industry speakers, networking events, workshops) and use reflective writing to describe learning outcomes through short posts on LinkedIn

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3