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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Susanga Costa


Introduction to engineering; the systems approach to engineering problems and their solutions; sustainable development, ecology and the environment; lifecycle concepts, safety, management, quality and economic analysis; engineering ethics. Group work, written reports and oral presentations.



To provide students with a vision and understanding of the scope of engineering, including emphasis on its breadth and interactions and linkages with other disciplines

To introduce students to the role of the engineer in society, including environmental issues.

To introduce the concepts of engineering ethics.


To improve students' communications skills, building an appreciation of the need for and value of both verbal and written communications in engineering. Included in this are the concepts of quality and standards in all communications.


To increase students' motivation to study engineering and work towards an engineering career.

To develop an appreciation of the teamwork nature of engineering.


Class work and assignments: 70%
Examination: 30%
Students must pass both examination and assignment components

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jianfeng Xue

Contact hours

24 lecture hours and 24 practice classes