|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
The practical courses are essential training for engineers. This course is the first of a series of Practice courses that are intended to enable students to acquire engineering and professional practice skills. All engineers are required to be familiar and comply with workplace health and safety policies and procedures, be able to work as a member of a team, be capable of presenting their work both orally and in writing, and have Engineering practice skills such as the ability to perform practical and project work, and engineering judgement. This hands-on course provides such an opportunity with a focus on applications in the areas of instrumentation and measurement, or engineering materials and manufacturing.
This course is the first of a series of Practice courses that are intended to enable students to acquire engineering and professional practice skills. Engineering practice skills, such as the ability to perform practical and project work, innovation, problem identification and solution, and engineering judgement, will be developed as students progress through their programmes of study through activities such as laboratory and field work, engineering problem solving and design and project work. Students will generally work in teams to assist with the building of group interaction skills such as negotiation and interactive thinking. The development of other professional practice skills, such as written and oral communication, is also encouraged in the engineering practice courses. In this introductory course, external students will attend a residential school and undertake practical work primarily in the areas of instrumentation and measurement, or engineering materials and manufacturing. They will be required to prepare a comprehensive report and to present a seminar on one aspect of this work. Students will be introduced to the library and computing facilities of the University and are expected to utilise these resources in the compilation of their reports and seminars. A series of keynote addresses will be staged to assist students with their task. On campus students will also undertake practical work in the areas of instrumentation and measurement, or engineering materials and manufacturing, and will be required to prepare a comprehensive report and to present a seminar. For these students, the practical work will be performed throughout the semester. All students will be introduced to the Workplace Health and Safety Act and will undertake a preliminary workplace health and safety exercise.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.