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48230 Engineering Communication

6cp; 3hpw (tutorial), 1hpw (lecture) in weeks 1, 2 and 11

Core


Undergraduate

Description

This subject aims to develop professional engineering practice skills within the context of a real-life engineering project, through the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge. Students work in teams to create an appropriate design solution for a given problem as set out in the EWB Challenge Design Brief. While appreciating the central role of effective communication and teamwork in engineering practice, students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer. This subject is a starting point for students' ongoing professional development that they will undertake throughout their studies and as a professional engineer in their career.

The skills introduced include understanding and applying principles and theories of human communication; researching within the various discipline areas that inform the development of an engineering design solution; applying the engineering design process to identify, formulate and design a solution to solve a problem; written and oral communication for engineering contexts; expressing engineering concepts through graphical communication; 'conversing' mathematically; and, leading and participating in team processes.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus


Detailed subject description.

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