|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||27 January 2023|
Engineering and spatial science students need to be able to forge successful working relationships with other professions and the general public. In order to meet their professional responsibilities, engineers and spatial scientists should acquire an appreciation of how politics, culture, economics and the law affect their day-to-day work, and how their work may impact upon different sections of the community and the physical environment. They must have a broad appreciation of the technological advancements of the past 20th and current 21st century and how these have benefited, people but also appreciate the negative side including impacts on the environment. Engineers and spatial scientists must also be prepared to deal with a really important new goal now highly relevant in this current century namely, that of environmental sustainability while maintaining economic viability of society. The main rationale of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that would help them ethically promote and defend their work within their profession and society at large.
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciate how politics, culture, economics and the law affect their work and how their work impacts on different sections of the community and the physical environment. They must also be prepared to deal with the issue of long-term sustainability. The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that would help them promote and defend their work within their profession and within society at large.