|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|
The commencing cohorts in the graduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at USQ have a diverse range of cultural, life, educational and work experiences. Many students enter these programs with advanced academic standing based on prior studies, either in Australia or overseas. However, all of them will be challenged when they study a contemporary tertiary level engineering or spatial science program. The reasons for those challenges will vary from student to student. Students who are undertaking tertiary study at an Australian university for the first time will be challenged by the educational environment and its expectations. Mature age students may be challenged because some of the knowledge and skills they acquired may have degraded and this could impact on their ability to study a tertiary level in their chosen program.
This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire or enhance the personal and professional skills required for them to succeed in their respective USQ engineering program. Two themes are followed throughout the course. Firstly, the development of personal and self-management skills and, secondly, the development of skills and understanding about the stages in, and processes used when applying the 'engineering method'. The learning is situated in the Australasian context and case studies are used so students will acquire their knowledge and skills about the engineering and spatial science professions in a real-world environment. The first assessment item requires students to reflect on and self-assess their progress towards achieving Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competencies and then map a pathway to help them achieve that goal. In the second assessment, item students will apply the engineering method to a project and use basic project management skills to manage the processes in each stage of the method.