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Transitioning into Engineering (BEN100)

School School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Skills learnt include critical, logical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, computer programming and problem solving. Students will learn structured essay writing to show evidence of arguments, academic integrity; report writing for experiment design and documentation of results; graphical and CAD drawing for visualisation of problems, evidence and solutions; and reflective writing for self-development. Numeracy skills will highlight the importance of mathematics and statistics to engineering research and practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week; laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences On completion of this unit students should be able to

* apply engineering knowledge to the systematic investigation, interpretation, analysis and innovative solution of complex problems
* identify and understand the interactions between engineering systems, people and the environment
* understand the need to be accountable for the safety of other people and for the protection of the environment
* communicate effectively in professional and lay domains
* apply knowledge and open ended problem solving skills to design systems and/or processes to satisfy user requirements
* apply a systematic approach to the conduct and management of engineering projects
* manage their self-development and professional conduct
* be an effective team member and team leader
Assessment Assignment 1: Critical Thinking Essay 10%
Assignment 2: Essay 20%
Laboratories: Programming a Robot; 3-D printing 10%
Project: Robot Task and Report 20%
Presentation: Presentation on Robot Project 10%
Exam: 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Electrical Power Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Environmental Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Industrial Computer Systems Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Gareth Lee
Deputy Head for Teaching and Research

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6098
e: Gareth.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Gregory Crebbin
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7592
e: G.Crebbin@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008C - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Gareth Lee
Deputy Head for Teaching and Research

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6098
e: Gareth.Lee@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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