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ENG3111 Technology Design Project

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying


Pre-requisite: ENG2002 and ENG2102

Other requisites

Undergraduate students must have completed 14 courses in their program.


All engineering services can be considered as a system which can be broken down into subsystems and components. A considerable amount of design synthesis and analysis has to be carried out on the system as a whole before a service, product, or process design specification can be prepared. It is therefore important that all members of the engineering team are able to recognize what forms a system, a subsystem and a component, and how the performance of the whole system is affected by the performance of its constituent parts.

In this course, the widest implications of a service, product, or process are considered at the project design stage, including not only the technical interactions of the various subsystems, but also the financial, ethical, political, sociological, and socio-economic implications. This course leads the student to an understanding of the philosophy and methodology of the design process in the context of systems which embrace political, sociological, economic, technical, and ergonomic aspects.

This is a senior course and it is assumed that the student has the maturity, knowledge and skills base commensurate with having completed the first two years of their undergraduate course.

The Technology Design Project is the capstone project course in the three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology program. The project is team-based with students working in small groups of four students drawn from a specific discipline area. Each team will work on a project drawn from the list of the current years Engineers Without Borders (EWB) challenge (or similar) but in greater detail and with more focus on interactions within the system. The project is intended to enable students to demonstrate their attainment of in-depth design skills with a definite deliverable in the form of a detailed report accompanied by engineering drawings and related calculations. The experience gained in this course will enhance a student's ability to perform project work, to be innovative, to solve problems and identify solutions, thereby developing engineering judgement

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External