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Unit of study_

ENGD1000: Building a Sustainable World

The course is designed to introduce Dalyell students to the essential professional skills of leadership, communication, problem identification and solution, design, teamwork, project management and understanding of the social, cultural, global, ethical and environment responsibilities of emerging servant leaders by applying both technical and non-technical skills to real world challenges. The course ends with a Rapid Response Challenge where a number of organisations provide challenges to student teams who will work on the challenge for 10 days and present back to the company. This is all complemented by industry and academic mentors throughout the course. Through the course students learn how to lead themselves, lead a project team and attempt to contribute to society and lead change.

Code ENGD1000
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 6
ENGG1111 OR INFO1111

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Self development that leads to effective sustainable functioning of self and better decision making in changing and chaotic situations, including self awareness, self regulation, situational awareness and leading self around challenging, uncertain and unpredictable environments.
  • LO2. present and discuss contemporary issues and concepts in a range of writing formats, including essay and technical report
  • LO3. produce written text at a high academic writing standard with regard to essential language features of structure, style, grammar, presentation
  • LO4. work effectively with a small team of students to address real world sustainability issues, with realistic goals, timelines and milestones
  • LO5. have developed leadership, teamwork, design, problem solving teamwork and project management skills by working on a sustainability project, in collaboration with your fellow talented students.
  • LO6. speak to a live audience of peers, academics and industry mentors and judges as part of a group presentation
  • LO7. identify professional issues relevant to a contemporary sustainability challenge and appropriate responses.
  • LO8. Learn about new sustainable strategies and think about how this can be implemented in our daily lives and the lives of people in locally as well as wider society and globally.
  • LO9. Learn to work in teams on real world industry problems and come up with strategies in a short period of time.

Unit outlines

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