GEDU 0008 Tertiary Study Skills in Engineering (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 0

Legacy Code 700169

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Description This unit is designed to assist students to become successful independent reflective learners. It introduces students to a range of theories and concepts to facilitate the development of practical skills and personal attitudes necessary for success in tertiary study.

School Western Sydney The College

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge about the theory and practise of what constitutes an successful independent reflective learner in tertiary education
  2. Access and explore tertiary education and to make informed choices about the future direction of their education
  3. Communicate ideas and information in a style appropriate to an academic setting
  4. Use improved interpersonal skills to become effective group members and develop a peer support network
  5. Locate and use appropriate educational technologies

Subject Content

1. Online etiquette in an educational environment
2. Variety of tertiary learning strategies
3. WSTC Policies and Procedures
4. Higher education culture
5. Time management, managing conflicting priorities
6. Strategies for studying in your course
7. Factors influencing student success
1. Online etiquette in an educational environment
2. Variety of tertiary learning strategies
3. WSTC Policies and Procedures
4. Higher education culture
5. Time management, managing conflicting priorities
6. Strategies for studying in your course
7. Factors influencing student success
1. Online etiquette in an educational environment
2. Variety of tertiary learning strategies
3. WSTC Policies and Procedures
4. Higher education culture
5. Time management, managing conflicting priorities
6. Strategies for studying in your course
7. Factors influencing student success

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
In-class activity: Presentation 3-5 minute presentation 20 N Individual
(a) Learning Journal Part 1 (40%) (b) Learning Journal Part 2 (40%) (a) 1 hour (b) 1 hour 80 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

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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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Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Frank Gutierrez 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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2022 Trimester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Frank Gutierrez 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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Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Frank Gutierrez 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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2022 Trimester 3

Parramatta City - George St

Day

Subject Contact Frank Gutierrez 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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