ENGEN270-22B (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, 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.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/assets/Uploads/Documents/IEA-Graduate-Attributes-and-Professional-Competencies-2021.1-Sept-2021.pdf

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Paper Structure

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Students attend 3 lectures, 1 workshop, and 1 tutorial class each week. Lectures and workshops start in week 1. Tutorials start from week 2.

Lectures are where you learn the concept for the week, tutorial where you practice it and workshops where you apply it on a challenge.

Note that the workshop sessions form a very important part of the learning of the paper with group work moderated by peer assessment. As such, workshops are compulsory.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems applying engineering management techniques with holistic considerations for sustainability, (WA2).
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work) (4)
    Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work) (8)
    Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work) (9)
  • Design creative solutions for complex engineering problems to meet identified needs (using human centered design) with appropriate consideration for whole-life cost, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations, (WA3).
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work) (4)
    Test 1 (Individual work) (5)
    Test 2 (Individual work) (7)
    Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work) (8)
    Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work) (9)
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse and inclusive teams and in multi-disciplinary, face-to-face, remote and distributed settings, (WA8).
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work) (4)
    Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work) (8)
    Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work) (9)
  • Communicate effectively and inclusively on complex engineering activities, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and make effective presentations (WA9).
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work) (4)
    Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work) (8)
    Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work) (9)
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of engineering management tools and processes (WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Lean canvas for local companies (Group work) (3)
    Test 1 (Individual work) (5)
    Test 2 (Individual work) (7)
  • Prepare for work placements as a professional engineer, (WA8)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 1: Curriculum Vitae (Individual work) (1)
    Assignment 2: LinkedIn Profile (Individual work) (2)
    Assignment 4: Health & safety Quiz (Individual work) (6)
    Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work) (9)
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Assessment

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A mix of individual work and Project Based Learning group work.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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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: Curriculum Vitae (Individual work)
31 Jul 2022
8:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: LinkedIn Profile (Individual work)
31 Jul 2022
8:00 PM
5
  • Other: Submit using the LinkedIn platform
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Lean canvas for local companies (Group work)
11 Aug 2022
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Project Part 1: Request For Proposal Response (Group work)
25 Aug 2022
8:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 1 (Individual work)
15 Sep 2022
9:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Assignment 4: Health & safety Quiz (Individual work)
22 Sep 2022
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Test 2 (Individual work)
6 Oct 2022
9:00 AM
15
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
8. Project Part 2A: Business Plan (Group work)
14 Oct 2022
8:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
9. Project Part 2B: Business Pitch Presentation (Group work)
17 Oct 2022
12:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • 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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Workload: This amounts to 3hrs of lectures per week, 2hrs of workshop per week, 1hr tutorial per week. Non-contact hours such as study, assessment preparation, and group work total 6.5 hours per week. Total of 150hrs over the paper

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Prerequisites: ENGEN170

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