ENGEN270-20A (HAM)

Engineering and Business

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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The paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared for industrial placements. Building on systems thinking, problem solving and team working skills from the first year Engineering in Society paper, the paper extends students using lectures in conjunction with Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops solving real industry problems concluding with a "Dragons Den" style business pitch. Topics covered include Team Formation, Design Thinking, Lean Canvas, Project Management, Agile, Risk Management & Project Finances. In readiness for industrial placements the paper runs a parallel stream covering professional ethics, CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and business culture.

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Paper Structure

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Students attend 3 lectures, 1 workshop, and 1 tutorial class each week. All start in the first week of semester.

Note that the workshop sessions form a very important part of the learning of the paper.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyse, and solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions
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  • The ability to apply professional engineering ethics and accountability.
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  • Individual and teamwork: An ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams.
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  • Research and development of a new business idea
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  • Commercial and project management: The ability to incorporate business practices including financial, risk, project and team management into the practice of engineering
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  • Identify and reflect on own working style and develop the ability to work effectively as a team member, leader of teams, in project focussed business goals
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  • Successfully engage with or navigate around workplace cultures
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  • ‎Be successful in presenting themselves professionally to an employer to obtain a work placement
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  • ‎Identify and undertake safe workplace practices
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Assessment

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A mix of individual work (50%) and Project Based Learning group work (50%).
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Lean canvas for local companies (Group work)
19 Mar 2020
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Persona research (Individual work)
2 Apr 2020
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work)
12 Apr 2020
8:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 1 (Individual work)
30 Apr 2020
9:00 AM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
5. Assignment 3: Curriculum Vitae (Individual work)
7 May 2020
12:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Assignment 4: LinkedIn Profile (Individual work)
10 May 2020
12:00 AM
5
  • Other: Submit using the LinkedIn platform
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Assignment 5: Health & safety Quiz (Individual work)
21 May 2020
12:00 AM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Test 2 (Individual work)
25 May 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
9. Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work)
31 May 2020
10:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work)
1 Jun 2020
No set time
10
  • Presentation: In Class
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Selected readings will be given out via Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Extra readings, if any, will be given out via Moodle.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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5 contact hours per week, plus 7 hours per week for assignments and independent study.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: ENGEN170

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG279 or ENMP282

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