ENGR 1025 Introduction to Engineering Practice (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700149

Coordinator Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Description This unit encourages students to explore the professional responsibilities and challenges faced by Engineers. Students are introduced to emerging issues and approaches in engineering profession, especially particular attention will be given to systems approach. Students engage in a term-long research and problem solving task that addresses technical, environmental and social sustainability imperatives and fosters fundamental research, communication skills. Special emphasis is placed on lifelong learning, academic literacy and professional skills including information literacy, project management, engineering drawing and teamwork which equip students for subsequent academic and professional contexts.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 1016 Engineering Design and Construction Practice ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice ENGR 1033 Engineering Design and Construction Practice LGYB 0482 Engineering Design and Construction Practice ENGR 1026 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Solve an engineering problem using systems approach.
  2. Identify and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of the Engineer.
  3. Deploy information literacy skills to investigate a complex problem context, alternate approaches and possible solutions.
  4. Deploy academic standard literacy skills including academic writing, argument construction and referencing.
  5. Communicate research and solutions clearly and professionally in visual and verbal presentations and an illustrated report.
  6. Plan, manage, actively contribute to and assess a team based project.
  7. Identify and apply environmentally and socially sustainable design criteria to a complex problem.
  8. Produce and read an engineering drawing representing simple structures, landscapes and electric circuit.

Subject Content

1. Sustainability
2. Complex systems
3. Innovation
4. Problem-solving
5. Professional responsibility
6. Information literacy and the research process
7. Critical thinking
8. Academic literacy
9. Teamwork
10. Time and project management
11. Professional communication skills: written, visual and verbal presentations
12. Systems approach
13. Engineering drawing


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
(A) Communication of knowledge. A1 - Written research task (approx. 1,000 words) (10% individual); A2 - Presentation (5 minutes) (5% group); A3 - Online Quiz (5 x 15 minutes – 1.25 hours) (15% individual) A1 – Approx 1,000 words A2 – 5 minutes A3 – 5 x 15 minutes (1.25 hours) 30 N Individual
(B) Engineering practice research projects: B1 – First Report (5% individual and 10% group) B2 – Final Group Report (6% individual and 25% group) B3 – Presentation (5% individual and 10% group) B1 – Approx 2,000 words B2 – Approx 3,000 words B3 – 15 minutes 69 N Individual
(C ) Project Reflection - individual - Minuted records of team meeting Minuted records of team mtg 9 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • An online learning guide based upon previous resource book will be available to students on vUWS.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 1

Nirimba Education Precinct


Subject Contact Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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