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ENGG3062: Technology Education (Advanced) (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG3062: Technology Education (Advanced) (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mr Currie, John
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: Distinction average WAM and department permission
Brief Handbook Description: This UoS aims to give the student experience in critically engaging an audience in the theoretical and practical understanding of engineering and technology. Students will learn professional skills in client relationship management, teaching and presenting, project management, leadership and teamwork. This work will be carried out with partner schools to enhance the engineering knowledge and understanding of Stage 5 high school students. This UoS places students in an environment with which they are familiar, albeit in a very different and challenging role. It allows them the opportunity to deliver a project for a professional external client and in doing so showcase engineering, the faculty and the University to the wider community.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Lecturer/s: Mr Currie, John
Timetable: ENGG3062 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 12
2 Project Work - in class 2.00 1 12
3 Project Work - own time 6.00 1 12
4 Research 4.00 1 12
5 Presentation 6.00 1 1
T&L Activities: Project Work - in class: Students will learn via their group projects to be conducted in partner schools. Student teams will act as vehicles for project management and in doing so students will develop their individual skills in working together to achieve a mutual outcome.

Project Work - own time: Groups will work extensively, outside of class time, on their projects to achieve completion.

Research: Students will research an area complementary to the teaching program of their client teacher and partner school as the basis of the engineering activities undertaken in the school.

Presentation: Students will present their structured practical experiences to a school class as the culmination of their work with the partner school.

They will subsequently also publicly present their group`s experience in undertaking the project to allow an opportunity to reflect on their individual and collective learning in the UoS.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Unassigned Outcomes
1. The ability to analyse a problem and design an appropriate educational solution to meet aid student learning and understanding of engineering.
2. To locate and analyse scientific concepts and apply practical engineering to their demonstration through a structured teaching and learning process.
3. Superior written and verbal communication techniques through: written submission of proposals, reports and reflections, and the presentation of engineering and project activities to external audiences utilising appropriate public speaking and enhanced audio-visual techniques.
4. Initiate and deliver a project for an external professional client and in doing so act as 'ambassadors' for engineering and the University.
5. Achieve the implementation of the desired learning solution through appropriate project management through superior teamwork.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Report No 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
3 Project Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
4 Presentation/Seminar Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5 Report Yes 30.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
Assessment Description: Assignment: Team Proposal

Report: Participation

Project: Project School Demonstration

Video Presentation: Project Video Presentation

Report: Project report
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Grading Schema High Distinction, HD (85-100) Demonstrates an extremely sound knowledge and understanding of a wide range of professional engineering topics and issues in a rigorous, comprehensive and sophisticated manner. Communicates knowledge, both in written and oral form in an organised and effective manner, (academic & scholarly) extensively using relevant and appropriate terminology and references, thus displaying an exemplary standard. Organises, initiates and undertakes project and teamwork to an exemplary standard. Demonstrates extremely well developed creative and problem solving abilities to achieve exemplary outcomes.

Distinction, DI (75-84) Demonstrates very good knowledge and understanding of a range of professional engineering topics and issues in a comprehensive manner. Communicates knowledge, both in written and oral form, in a highly organised, effective and academic manner using relevant, appropriate terminology and a wide range of reference material. Very effectively organises and undertakes project and teamwork. Demonstrates advanced creative and problem solving abilities to achieve excellent outcomes.

Credit, CR (65-74) Demonstrates through logical explanation a good knowledge and understanding of a range of professional engineering topics and issues. Communicates knowledge, both in oral and written form in an organised and academic manner using a good range of relevant and appropriate terms and references. Undertakes project and team work to a good standard. Demonstrates a good ability to utilise creative and problem solving abilities.

Pass, PS (50-64) Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of a range of professional engineering topics and issues. Communicate knowledge, both in written and oral form, in an academic manner using a reasonable range of relevant terminology and references. Participates in team and project work to an adequate standard. Demonstrates a reasonable ability to utilise creativity and problem solving skills.

Fail, FA (0-49) Demonstrates poor knowledge and understanding of a range of professional engineering topics and issues. Does not communicate, in either written or oral form, in an acceptable academic manner. Does not participate in team and project work to an adequate level. Demonstrates limited creative and problem solving abilities.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Online Course Content: Online content available via Canvas Page
Note on Resources: Reading List provided via Canvas page

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Week 1 Week 1 – Introduction
Lecture: Week 1 – Introduction
Week 2 Week 2 – Groups and teamwork
Week 3 Week 3 – Project Proposals
Week 4 Week 4- Project Management
Week 5 Week 5 – Client relationship development
Week 6 Week 6 –Meeting Client needs – the curriculum focus
Week 7 Week 7 – Teaching in Schools – Stage 5 Science
Week 8 Week 8 - Creative development of Engineering Science
Week 9 Week 9 – Delivering Project outcomes – problem solving
Week 10 Week 10 – Project Presentations
Week 11 Week 11 – Project Reporting
Week 12 Week 12 – Reflecting on the ENGG 3062 experience
Week 13 Week 13 – as required

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Advanced Engineering Program 2015, 2016, 2017
Advanced Engineering Program till 2014 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2016, 2017
Civil 2016, 2017
Civil / Arts 2016, 2017
Civil / Commerce 2016, 2017
Civil / Design in Architecture 2016, 2017
Civil / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2016, 2017
Civil / Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Law 2016, 2017
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Electrical 2016, 2017
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Software 2016, 2017
Software / Arts 2016, 2017
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017
Software / Science 2016, 2017
Software / Law 2016, 2017

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 5) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 5) No 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 5) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 5) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.