Unit code: HEF1000
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||60 hours|
Aims and objectivesThis unit of study aims to introduce you to the profession of Civil engineering and develop your teamwork, time management and graphical communication skills.
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Function in a team, managing time and processes effectively. (K5, K6, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)
2. Discuss professional engineering careers and emerging trends in Civil Engineering. (K1, K4, K6, A2)
3. Appraise the ethical aspects of engineering projects. (K1, K6, A1)
4. Apply engineering methods in any particular engineering project. (K4, S1, A4)
5. Apply information skills in professional report writing. (K1, K2, K6, S1, A4)
6. Use problem solving strategies in engineering. (K5, K6, S2, A5)
7. Discern sustainable engineering solutions from others. (K1, K5, K6)
8. Generate an engineering management plan for basic engineering projects. (K2, K6, S1, S4, A5)
9. Demonstrate effective communication through a professional presentation and engineering report writing. (K2, K5, K6, A2, A5, A6)
10. Generate professional CAD drawings for simple engineering objects. (K1, K2, A2, A5)
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Teaching methodsLectures (12 hours), Tutorials (12 hours), Computer Laboratory Work (36 hours)
Individual or Group Assessment
CAD Learning Portfolio
- History, current challenges and future of Civil Engineering
- Fundamentals of engineering communication (graphical, written and oral)
- Information skills (resources, information searching and referencing)
- Communication (presentation and interview fundamental and functions)
- Engineering projects phases and stakeholders
- Fundamentals of project management
- Problem-solving process and strategies
- Professionalism in engineering and professional associations
- Engineering ethics
- Social and environmental aspects of engineering activities
- Sustainable engineering
CAD Guide, Swinburne Notes
Articles provided on Blackboard
Videos provided on Blackboard