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ENGG1800: Introduction to Engineering A

2024 unit information

Introduction to Engineering ENGG1800 is a unit for first year students undertaking “Flexible First Year” or other students interested in Engineering. It is designed to be taken with ENGF1112 as part of “Flexible First Year”. Through this unit students will complete two six week modules, the first on “Materials and Forces” and the second on “Fluids and energy”. Through these modules students will be exposed to applications in the engineering disciplines of Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical.

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Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 6
CIVL1900 or CHNG1108 or MECH1560 or AERO1560 or AMME1960 or BMET1960 or MTRX1701 or ELEC1004 or ELEC1005
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Have a familiarity with the different engineering disciplines, their applications and interdependencies
  • LO2. Be able to undertake basic engineering calculations for a range of common problems across a range of engineering disciplines
  • LO3. Understand fundamental concepts of mass balance, energy balance, material properties and forces.
  • LO4. Be able to present basic engineering calculations in engineering reports
  • LO5. Conduct engineering calculations in a structured and purposeful manner
  • LO6. Work productively in a team environment

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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