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ENG8101 Technological Impact and its Management

Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Technological Impact & M'ment
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 039999 - EnginTech not classified
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Steven Goh

Rationale

The world of today is one in which there is dynamic change in the creation and development of technology. It is necessary for managers of technology to understand the impact of technological development and the ways in which it can affect the society in which we live and the controls necessary to achieve a positive impact on mankind.

Synopsis

This course seeks to review current technological development and to evaluate its impact on the world on we live in. The relationship between modern society and technological development is examined and the role of technological development on wealth creation and business is presented. The overall social need to manage such development is assessed as well as Technology creation, transfer and exploitation.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. understand the role of technology in modern society;
  2. understand the process of innovation and its social context;
  3. assess the impact of technological development on society and the physical environment;
  4. assess the relationship between wealth creation and technological development;
  5. explain the process by which society manages technological development and the role managers of technology play in this process.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Science, Technology and Progress 10.00
2. Technology and Society 20.00
3. Economic Development and Technology 10.00
4. Technology and The Environment 15.00
5. Management of Technology 10.00
6. Technological Innovation 15.00
7. Technology and Business 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=01&subject1=ENG8101)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

Khalil, T 2000, Management of technology: the key to competitiveness and wealth creation, McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA.
Students must have Internet access.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Beder, S 1996, The nature of sustainable development, 2nd edn, Scribe Publications, Newham, Victoria.
Beder, S 1998, The new engineer: management and professional responsibility in a changing world, MacMillan Education, South Yarra, Vic.
Dorf, RC 2001, Technology, humans and society: towards a sustainable world, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
Johnston, S, Gostelow, P & Jones, E 1999, Engineering and society: an Australian perspective, Longman, South Melbourne, Vic.
Various web sites will be cited in the more dynamic components of this course.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 42.00
Examinations 2.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 85.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 500 50 12 May 2020
Assignment 2 500 50 16 Jun 2020 (see note 1)

Notes
  1. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the assignment by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The assignment date will be available via UConnect when the Alternative Assessment Schedule has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

    Requirements after S1 2020:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: There is no examination in this course.

    Requirements after S1 2020:
    In a Closed Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

    Requirements after S1 2020:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).

  2. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.

Date printed 19 June 2020