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LENSWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LENGD02

Subject Code

LPE

Title

Professional Engineering

Teaching Period

3

1.

Year

2013

Group

Diploma (UniLInk)

Contact Details

Subject Convenor

Name

Telephone

Email

Imelda Carthy

9214 4664

icarthy@swin.edu.au

Imelda Carthy

9214 4664

icarthy@swin.edu.au

Dr A Saifullah

9214 5701

asaifullah@swin.edu.au

Director of Studies Teachers

General Administration Contact

9214 8585

Program Office

Room TD 190 Swinburne College

Key Contact

Juliet Simon (Academic Program Manager) 9214 6150 julietsimon@swin.edu.au

2.

Learning and Teaching Structure

1 x 2 hour language class per week 1 x CAD class per week (3 hours) In a semester, you would normally expect to spend, on average, twelve and a half hours of total time (formal contact time plus independent study time) a week on a 12.5 credit point unit of study. In developing the English language competencies of international students all classes will be guided by the 10 Good Practices Principles as set down by the Australian Government. http://www.deewr.gov.au/HigherEducation/Publications/Pages/GoodPracticePrinciples.aspx

3. Email communication For privacy and reliability reasons Swinburne College will only communicate with you via your official Swinburne College email account. It is your responsibility to check this account daily for important official communication. Your email account is your student number @swin.edu.au

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

Valid for teaching period: TP3, October 2013 - January2014

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4. Special Needs If you have special needs you should advise your Academic Manager as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of the first week of the teaching period. In addition, you are recommended to notify the Equity Office if you have not already done so. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/equity/

5.

Module Outline

Contact Hours

70

Module Type

Core

Pre/Co Requisites

Nil

Description / Aims

This unit is intended as an introduction to the field of engineering in which students will learn to link and use their existing knowledge for engineering purposes. Students will develop an understanding and basic knowledge of professional careers within engineering and science including ethical aspects of engineering, critical analysis and problem solving strategies and professional presentation and engineering report writing. Strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to communicate effectively and function effectively as an individual and as part of a team. Effective communication is a clear requirement for engineers and to satisfactorily progress in the program.

Learning Outcomes

1 Demonstrate understanding of the history of a particular engineering discipline. 2 Demonstrate development of teamwork skills. 3 Demonstrate understanding of an engineering approach in problem solving and develop investigative skills. 4 Demonstrate understanding of engineering systems. 5 Demonstrate ability to write engineering reports and give formal professional presentations. 6 Demonstrate awareness of engineering ethics. 7 Demonstrate understanding of social and environmental implications of engineering practice. 8 Demonstrate ability to communicate design outcomes effectively using sketches and CAD drawings.

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

Valid for teaching period: TP3, October 2013 - January2014

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Weekly Schedule SWINBURNE COLLEGE - PATHWAYS PROGRAMS TIMELINE – TEACHING PERIOD 1

Week

Week

Topic and Learning Outcomes

Commencing

Assessment/Exercises

Monday Introduction 1

reading/sample writing Subject and assessment overview

14 October

CAD 2

3

Engineers – what do they do?

21 October

28 October

CAD Working in Groups Problem solving/ team meeting skills Discussion: Group Presentation Assignment CAD College Closed 4 – 5 November Melbourne Cup

4

6 November

Oral presentation strategies/non verbal communication CAD

5

11 November

Group Oral presentations CAD

6

18 November

Group Presentations 5%

Introduction to research/primary and secondary/ avoiding plagiarism CAD

7

25 November

Report Writing/format CAD

8

2 December

Report Writing/Format CAD

9

9 December

Enabling Skills for engineers CAD

10

16 December

Group Reports 10%

Information Skills/evaluating information and information sources CAD

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LENSWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LENGD02

Week

Week Commencing

Topic and Learning Outcomes

Assessment/Exercises

Monday 23 December – Friday 3 January 2014 Christmas Break

11

6 January

12

13 January

Engineering Case Studies/ ethics/group discussion CAD Class Test

Class Test

CAD

10%

Exam revision 13

20 January

CAD

14

27 January

Exam

Exam 25%

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

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7.

Assessment Details

Assessment Outline Assessment Task

Weighting

Learning Outcomes

Presentation

5%

1, 3, 5, 6

Group Report

10%

1, 2, 5 & 6

Class Test

10%

4

Exam

25%

2, 4, 5, 6

CAD

50%

8.

Minimum requirements to pass this subject

Students must achieve a combined mark over 50% to pass the subject. Students must attain at least 35% of marks available on assessments of 20% or more. This means that in the exam students must gain a mark of at least 8.75% to be eligible for a pass in the subject. In determining the final results of students in marginal categories (eg: pass/fail, or pass/credit), emphasis will be given to the performance in the final examination/assessment. 9. Books

Learning Resources Mohan, T, McGregor, H, Saunders, S & Archee, R 2008, Communicating as Professionals, 2nd edn, Thomson, Melbourne. Dowling, D, Carew, A and HadGraft, R 2010 Engineering Your Future, Wiley, Milton, Qld Summers, J & Smith, B 2010, Communication skills handbook, 3rd edn, John Wiley and Sons, Milton, Queensland Oshima, A & Hogue, A 1999, Writing Academic English, 3rd edn, Addison Wesley Longman, White Plains, NY Waters, K 2000, Researching, writing and presenting reports, Eastern House, Croydon, Victoria

Other

Websites, including: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/polyuchallenge/about_the_challenge/shine_the_world_with_your_idea s.php http://www.abc.net.au/catapult/ http://ecorner.stanford.edu/index.html http://www.corpwatch.org/index.php http://www.unisa.edu.au/corpsocialresp/ http://www.lilydale.swinburne.edu.au/crd/documents/LAN_142.pdf http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newSTR_79.htm http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_HTE.htm http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/ creativethinkingcontents.html http://datasearch.uts.edu.au https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk

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http://www.johnelkington.com/index.asp.

Materials

Newspapers and Journals Students are required to bring stationery: paper and pens to each class.

10.

Blackboard site for this subject

Important information concerning this subject is placed on Blackboard, the Swinburne College Learning Management System (LMS). It is your responsibility to access Blackboard on a regular basis. The address is; http://ilearn.swin.edu.au

11. Assignment Details and Marking Criteria The considerations to be used in marking assignments and the standards needs to be achieved are shown below.

1. Group Oral Presentation Assignment Brief You are required to choose an engineering project from the field of engineering that you will be studying and give a 10 minute presentation in class . You need to advise your teacher in week 4 what project your group will be researching. Your presentation will include between 5 - 10 power point slides. The presentation should cover the following:

   

A short history of the project. Identify and explain two engineering challenges that the project had to overcome Detail how these challenges were overcome Make a decision, giving evidence, as to why or why not the project has been a success.

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

Valid for teaching period: TP3, October 2013 - January2014

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LENSWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LENGD02

2. Group Report Assignment Brief You are required to choose an engineering project from the field of engineering that you will be studying and write a 1000 word report.

Your report should include the following headings;    

What the project is. The location of the project Two challenges faced by the project The success of the project

The report must include a title page, executive summary, table of contents, main body, which covers the headings given, and a bibliography.

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

Valid for teaching period: TP3, October 2013 - January2014

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LENSWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LENGD02

12. Submission of assignments 

Assignments need to follow the Harvard standard/style of presentation. A style brochure is available in the library. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/researchhelp/harvard_style.html

Assignments are to be handed directly to the subject teacher on the prescribed day/date.

Students need to ensure they keep a hard copy of any assignments they submit. This copy needs to be DATED. Keeping an electronic copy on file is not adequate.

Students should note that Saturday and Sunday are deemed to be working days in the case of late submission of assignments.

Plagiarism will not be permitted. Students need to attach an assignment declaration form available from the admin office / reception.

Any assignment submitted after the designated due date and time will be penalised by deduction of 10% of the marks for each working day that the assignment is late.

Late assignments will only be accepted without penalty if a student has a valid medical reason or an extension has been applied for and granted, in writing. Applications for Special Consideration in Assessment- TAFE , accompanied by a Medical Impact Statement and Medical certificate must be date stamped at Reception and submitted to your Academic Manager within 72 hours of the assignment due date.

Any assignment that is more than five working days late will not be accepted for marking.

Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and any request for an extension should be made, in writing, at least a week before the assignment is due. If a teacher designates that an assignment is to be handed in to the office, students must ensure that the assignment is date stamped by the Administration staff.

Resubmission of Assignments Students may resubmit an assignment or assessment piece that has not received a pass at the discretion of the subject convener. Re-submitted work can only achieve a pass grade. Assessments, Tests and Special Exams 

Where a student has missed a test, in-class assessment or exam, a re-sit test or Special Exam will be made available without penalty only in cases where the Application for Special Consideration in Assessment-TAFE form , accompanied by a Medical Impact Statement and Medical certificate is date stamped at Reception and submitted to the appropriate Academic Manager within 72 hours of the assessment due date.

Resit tests will normally be held on the Wednesday morning following the original test date. The location and time for these tests is notified to approved students via email.

Related Links Medical Impact Statement http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/registrar/student/Medical_impact_statement.pdf Application for Special Consideration in Assessment –TAFE http://www.swinburne.edu.au/studentoperations/docs/student/special_consideration_TAFE.pdf

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13. Plagiarism Swinburne College defines Plagiarism as the action or practice of taking and submitting or presenting thoughts, writings or other work of someone else as though it is our own work. Plagiarism includes any of the following, without full and appropriate acknowledgment of the original source(s): i)

The use of whole or part of a computer program written by another person;

ii)

The use, in essays or other assessable work, of the whole or part of a written work from any source including but not limited to a book, journal, newspaper article, set of lecture notes, current or past student’s work, or any other person’s work, a website or database;

iii)

The paraphrasing of another’s work;

iv)

The use of musical composition, audio, visual, graphic and photographic models’

v)

The use of realia; that is objects, artefacts, costumes, models and the like.

Plagiarism also includes the preparation and production and submission or presentation of assignments or other work in conjunction with another person or other people when that work should be your own independent work. This remains plagiarism whether or not it is with the knowledge or consent of the other person or people. It should be noted that Swinburne College encourages its students to talk to staff, fellow students and other people who may be able to contribute to a student’s academic work but that where independent assignment is required, submitted or presented work must be the student’s own. Allowing or otherwise assisting another student to copy or otherwise plagiarise work by, for example, allowing access to a draft or completed assignment or other work, is also considered plagiarism. Students will be penalised for work that has been plagiarised.

14. Student Feedback Swinburne College seeks student feedback in a number of ways, including through periodic surveys as part of the College’s approach to quality assurance and improvement. The address is; http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/feedback/

Swinburne College : Pathways LPE Prepared by :

I Carthy

Valid for teaching period: TP3, October 2013 - January2014

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