41202 Professional Engineering Communication6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): ((78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Degree owned by FEIT OR 78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree owned by FEIT OR 78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 78 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT) AND 41201 Ver 1 Designing Sustainable Engineering Projects)
This subject is focused on developing students' professional communication and critical thinking skills, understanding of the professional responsibilities of engineers (for example risk in projects) and how these apply to planning and managing engineering projects. In practice, professional engineers communicate using a range of mediums and document types to negotiate different aspects of project planning, execution and management, with a variety of audiences and stakeholders. In this subject, students engage with a variety of these communication forms to prepare for professional practice. In particular, the context in this subject for developing these professional skills is the tendering process.
Students build on their experiences of engineering projects in Introduction to Engineering Projects and Designing Sustainable Engineering Projects, and expand on this to better understand the complexities of contemporary engineering practice. It also expands the scope of project evaluation introduced in Engineering Project Appraisal by highlighting the importance of communication with real people and their different interests, motivations, assumptions, and values in a business context. This also foreshadows the broader cross-cultural complexity which are explored further in Collaboration in Complex Projects with its Indigenous engineering theme.
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