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ENGG5204: Engineering Professional Practice

This unit of study is designed to provide graduate engineers studying for a Master of Professional Engineering degree with an introduction to the professional engineering skills necessary to practice as an engineer. These include the various elements of engineering practice, an understanding of the role of the engineer in industry, basic knowledge of the law of contracts and legal responsibility, teamwork and leadership skills, an understanding of the professional responsibilities of engineers, competence in verbal communication and presentations and in reading and writing reports, and an understanding of ethical considerations. The material, learning and assessment is tailored for graduates from Australian and overseas universities.

Code ENGG5204
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Competences and experience in engineering obtained during an accepted engineering degree

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

  • LO1. demonstrate skills in all aspects of communication, including for technical and non-technical, and academic and public audiences
  • LO2. work effectively as both leader and member of a team, including conflict resolution and in designing managing and completing a number of projects
  • LO3. exercise professional and ethical decision-making as well as sound critical and ethical judgement in undertaking broad ranging professional roles and responsibilities
  • LO4. understand the principles and requirements of the professional engineer, in accord with the Engineers Australia graduate attributes, including social, economic, ethical, sustainability and environmental aspects
  • LO5. display fundamental application of ethical issues in technical practice, and considerations of business conduct
  • LO6. demonstrate basic knowledge of the law of contracts and the obligations of professional and legal responsibility
  • LO7. use significant skills in searching for and evaluating information relevant to any particular topic, using the full range of information-searching tools
  • LO8. use enhanced problem-solving and design skills learnt through direct instruction and application to tutorial problems and projects.