ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301005

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Description This unit introduces some of the concepts, standards and techniques associated with the current professional practice for engineering and information technology students. These include the various elements of engineering and IT practice, basic knowledge of contract laws and legal responsibility, competence in verbal and written communication, and an understanding of ethical considerations.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Other Engineering And Related Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Display skills in all aspects of communication, including for technical and non-technical, and academic and public audiences.
  2. Evaluate information relevant to IT and engineering topics, using the full range of information-searching tools.
  3. Describe and model ethical and professional codes of conduct for IT and engineering professions.
  4. Demonstrate the concepts related to business risk management, security and privacy of information.
  5. Explain legal, social and environmental issues related to computing, IT and engineering.
  6. Explain project management principles and recognise their impact in the leveraging of professional practice in IT and engineering.
  7. Work effectively as both leader and member of a team, to design, manage and complete a number of projects, and to resolve conflicts.

Subject Content

Academic and professional writing
Oral and visual presentation
Ethics, ethical behaviour and professional responsibility
Intellectual property rights
Risk management and management of data security
Project management
Contracts and arbitration
Work integrated learning and professional portfolio

Assessment

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
Essay 1,500 words 30 N Individual
Risk Management Report 3,500 words 30 Y Group
Presentation - 1. Preparation of Presentation (5% group work), 2. Individual Presentation (10%) 5 minutes (per student) 15 N Both (Individual & Group)
Ethical and Professional Conduct Report 2,500 words 25 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Sydney City Campus - Term 1

Sydney City

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Spring

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Aruna Jamdagni Opens in new window

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Sydney City Campus - Term 3

Sydney City

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