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General Course Information


1.1 Course Details
Course Code: ENGG1100 Course Title: Engineering Design Coordinating Unit: Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Semester: Semester 1, 2013 Mode: Internal Level: Undergraduate Location: St Lucia Number of Units: 2 Contact Hours Per Week: 2L3T Restrictions: BE and BE dual degree students only Incompatible: ENGG1000 Course Description: Introduction to engineering design through a discipline-specific team project. Students will learn and apply professional engineering concepts and issues including: sustainability, safety, estimation, materials selection, decision making, project management, information literacy, communication (graphics, written, oral), ethics, and prototyping (building). The course provides an introduction to engineering as a profession. Assumed Background: An interest in engineering as a professional career - the motivation to participate in an engineering design project - and the desire to begin to tackle some of the pressing issues of the 21st century.

1.2 Course Introduction


You are embarking on your university studies to become a professional engineer. It is highly likely you will play an important role in addressing the key challenges for the 21st century such as the provision of water resources, infrastructure and communication, food supplies and health services and the development of a new sustainable energy economy. In your first year, much of your time will be spent on the mathematical and scientific basics that underpin all engineering disciplines. However, being a professional engineer is much more than the technical application of these sciences. Engineers must also appreciate the context and impact of engineering activities on the world around us. Engineers Australia (Australia's professional engineering body) defines the attributes needed by a graduate professional engineer as follows: 1. Knowledge and Skill Base 1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2. Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline. 2. Engineering Application Ability 2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving. 2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. 2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. 2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. 3. Professional and Personal Attributes 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. 3.4. Professional use and management of information. 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership. This course begins to address all of these attributes and encourages you from day 1 of your studies to think like a professional engineer. ENGG1100 is built largely around team projects in which sustainability in design and development is central. In the project you will meet as a team of approximately six students each week under the guidance of engineering staff and tutors to tackle a multi-discipline design-prototype-build project. The semester will conclude with 'Demo Day' where your team will be given a chance to put your prototype to the test in a competitive environment. The lectures, including a series on sustainability in engineered systems, workshops and assignments are designed to give you tools and skills to use in your engineering design project and to stimulate your thinking about professional issues that you will face as a graduate engineer. The skills and knowledge that are delivered as part of ENGG1100 will underpin your future studies and your engineering career.

Course Changes in Response to Previous Student Feedback In response to the feedback from 2012, we have:

1. increased the number of templates to be completed by all students to ensure that you all achieve the required learning goals and input equally into your team's efforts; and 2. changed one of the two weekly lectures to an active workshop format. We will be retaining the facets of ENGG1100 that students found to be the most beneficial:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course in my first year and feel it really prepared me for the lifestyle of an engineering student and gave me a sound appreciation of the role of a professional engineer." "One of the most valuable parts of the course for me was the big group project we worked on throughout the semester. The teamwork and problem solving skills I have gained from that project have been extremely useful so far in my degree, and I'm sure they'll continue to be useful as they develop and grow throughout my engineering career. "

1.3 Course Staff


Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh Phone: 3365 4264 Email: l.kavanagh@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (Map) Room: 315 Consultation: I'm on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you need to see me, please email first to secure an appointment as i'm often away from my office or meeting people about other projects and courses. I would recommend that you talk to your tutors (via Blackboard, Facebook, or during your project sessions) if you have technical queries about your project, and contact your project leader if you are having problems with submission times or marks or similar. Contact me if all else fails and, depending on the nature of your issue, i will see you individually or involve your project leader as relevant.

Lecturer: A/Prof Carl Reidsema Phone: 3365 3596 Email: c.reidsema@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (Map) Room: 311 Guest Lecturer: Professor Jose Torero Cullen Phone: 3365 3619 Email: j.torerocullen@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Hawken Engineering Building (Map) Room: C312 Group Leader: Dr Saiied Aminossadati Phone: 3365 3676 Email: s.aminossadati@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Frank White Building (Map) Room: 211 Group Leader: Ms Angela Bushell Campus: St Lucia Email: a.bushell@uq.edu.au

Group Leader: Mr Shaun Chen Email: shaun.chen@uqconnect.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (Map) Group Leader: Mr Ian Clough Phone: 3365 3241 Email: iclough@itee.uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: General Purpose South (Map) Room: 612 Group Leader: Dr Stefano Freguia Phone: 3346 3221 Email: s.freguia@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Gehrmann Laboratories (Map) Room: 619-60 Consultation: Consultation hours: Wednesday 4-5pm. Group Leader: Mr Shane Harris Campus: St Lucia Email: shane.harris@uqconnect.edu.au

Group Leader: Dr Ingo Jahn Phone: 3346 8733 Email: i.jahn@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (Map) Room: 313 Group Leader: Dr David Knight Phone: 3346 9338 Email: db.knight@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Hawken Engineering Building (Map) Room: N305 Consultation: Please email Dr Knight to arrange an appointment if you would like to meet about an issue related to the ENGG1100 Civil Project that cannot be resolved during the regular project sessions.

Group Leader: Mr Pisan Kulkaew Email: p.kulkaew@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Mansergh Shaw Building (Map) Room: 504 Consultation: I am on campus every weekday but if you need to see me, please email first to secure an appointment as I may be away from my desk or meeting people about other project and courses. I would recommend that you talk to your tutors (via Blackboard, Facebook, or during your project session) in the first instance if you have technical queries about your project. If you have problems with submission times, marks or similar, then please contact me directly.

Other Location: Desk 39 Group Leader: Dr Micah Nehring Phone: 3346 8778 Email: m.nehring@uq.edu.au Campus: St Lucia Building: Frank White Building (Map) Room: 216

Group Leader: Mr Michael Shiel Campus: St Lucia Consultation:

Email: m.shiel@uq.edu.au

I don't have any set office hours, but am usually around campus every day and I'm happy to arrange a meeting if you want to discuss something team or project related in person. Otherwise I'm always contactable via email for any questions. My main specialty is in software/ mechatronics/ computer systems, but I can help with other disciplines as well.

Group Leader: Mr Bradley Smith Campus: St Lucia

Email: b.smith@itee.uq.edu.au

1.4 Timetable
Timetables are available on mySI-net. Additional Timetable Information A note of explanation regarding ENGG1100 classes, timetable, and sign-on. LECTURE (L series) Your lecture stream will relate to the L (lecture) series. You will sign-on to one stream only: Wednesday at 1200, 1300 or 1400. It is important that you don't attend other lecture streams as lecture theatre capacity is a critical factor in occupational health and safety. WORKSHOP (W series) Your workshop stream will relate to the W (Workshop) series. You will sign-on to one stream only: Monday at 0900 or 1000. PROJECT (P series) and SEMINAR (S series) Your project group will relate to the P (practical) series. Hence, you will sign-on to one of A (Automated mine detection), B (Sanitation in East Timor), C (Automated non-floodable pier for the Brisbane River) or D (Bucket Wheel Excavator) depending on your interest and the afternoon that suits you. S and P sessions are likely to happen in weeks 1-13 but this will be confirmed by your project leader. If you are taking Project A, B or C, then you will have a 1 hour set-time seminar on Monday (S) and a choice of a 2 hour project session (P) later in the week as per the table below. If you are taking Project D, then you will have a 3 hour project session (P) on Wednesday or Thursday. You will not attend a seminar (S) session.

Project

Monday S1 (12001300) S2 (11001200)

Tuesday P3 (16001800)

Wednesday

Thursday P2 (13001500)

Friday P1 (11001300) P4 (11001300)

N/A

B P5 (13001500) S3 (14001500)

P6 (14001600) P10 (09001100)

P7 (15001700)

N/A

N/A

N/A P8 (12001400) N/A P13 (09001200)

N/A

P9(13001500) P11(15001700) N/A

N/A

P12 (09001200)

N/A - Not available on this day.