ENGEN570-20D (HAM)

Engineering and the Profession

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This course is to prepare students to become professional engineers, recognise they are part of a profession, and have the skills required to excel in the profession. Topics will include roles engineers play in the profession, professional engineering ethics and behaviour, an introductory understanding on certain legal topics related to engineers such as contract law and legal responsibility, Treaty of Waitangi and interacting with iwi groups, intellectual property, project management and negotiation skills. The topics will be supported with industrial case studies.
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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. In the semester A there will be three lectures per week with one 2-hour workshop per fortnight. Lectures in the B semester will be for guest lectures and held on ad-hoc basis. Students will be notified what weeks these will be held. Workshops will be used to conduct assessment and project/problem based learning exercises building on material covered in the lectures and from a series of required readings that will be posted on moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Project Management

    Explain and demonstrate the important skills required to manage a project.

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  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    Demonstrate a level of understanding of the importance of engineering ethics and professional behaviour.

    Be able to analyse and discuss ethics in the context of engineering problems and business contexts.

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  • Maori and Cultural
    Apply principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to NZ based engineering business decisions and tikanga Maori to engagement and interaction with iwi and iwi owned enterprises.
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  • Legal Aspects of Engineering

    Explain and demonstrate an understanding of legal obligations of professional engineers.

    Be able to interpret a simple contract and explain the main purpose and obligations under an example standardised contract.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory regime in New Zealand.

    Demonstrate an understanding of intellectual property including confidential information, patents, copyright and trademarks.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of New Zealand workplace health & safety legislation and how it applies to practicing engineers.

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Assessment

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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. Project Management - Plan
23 Mar 2020
5:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project Management - Report
19 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Workshop Assessments
20
  • In Class: In Workshop
4. Ethics & Professional Behaviour - Assignment
28 Apr 2020
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Legal - Assignment
18 May 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Maori & Cultural - Assignment
9 Jun 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Negotiation Skills - Assessment
15
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
  • In Class: In Workshop
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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Required readings will be posted on Moodle and these should be read prior to attendance at the relevant workshop.
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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 PDFs of lecture notes and powerpoints, and assessment materials.
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Workload

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This paper has 3 to 4 contact hours per week. In addition students are expected allocate time to work on required readings, workshop preparation and assignments. Overall it is expected that 150 hours are devoted to this paper by each student.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEN370 or ENGEV342

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG492

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