ENGEN570-22D (HAM)

Engineering and the Profession

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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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, communication, an introductory understanding on certain legal topics related to engineers such as contract law and legal responsibility, intellectual property, Treaty of Waitangi and interacting with iwi groups, project management and negotiation skills. The topics will be supported by industrial case studies.

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/

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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through a combination of lectures and workshops. During the A trimester there will be two lectures per week with one 1-hour workshop per fortnight. During the B trimester there will be two lectures per week for the first 6 weeks. Workshops will be used to enforce and discuss the material covered in the lectures and from a series of required readings that will be posted on moodle. There are six workshops in total.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Project Management

    Explain and demonstrate engineering management principles required to manage an engineering project (WA8, WA10).

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  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility

    Analyse and apply ethical principals, professional codes of conduct, and norms of engineering practices to engineering activities (WA6, WA7).

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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. (WA6,WA9)
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  • Legal Aspects of Engineering

    Apply knowledge of the basic legal obligations of professional engineer through: i) being able to interpret the main purpose and obligations under an typical standardised contract; ii) basic methods of protecting intellectual property including confidential information, patents, copyright and trademarks; and iii) applying the basics of New Zealand workplace health & safety legislation to typical engineering activities undertaken by professional engineers (WA6, WA7).

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  • Professional Practice
    Create and independently undertake a programme for continued professional development (CPD) that maintains and extends competences and enhances the ability to adapt to emerging technologies and the ever-changing nature of work (WA11).
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Assessment

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Students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% in the ethic assessment in order to pass the course. Those who fail to do so will receive an IC for the paper. Students who do not achieve 50% will be given an additional opportunity to achieve a pass for the ethics assessment.

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.

Due dates for Project Management Plans and Reports depend on which groups students are assigned to. The PM Plan is due in late April for A trimester groups and early August for B trimester groups. The PM Report is due in July for A trimester groups and October for B trimester groups. Specific due dates will be provided in the guidance about the Project Management exercise.

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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
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project Management - Final Report
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Legal - Assignment
16 May 2022
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Ethics & Professional Behaviour - Assignment
18 Jul 2022
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Maori & Cultural - Assignment
22 Aug 2022
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Negotiation Skills - Assessment
10
  • In Class: In Workshop
7. CPD Programme - Assignment
10 Oct 2022
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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 2 to 3 contact hours per week. In addition, students are expected to 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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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEN370 or ENGEV342

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG492

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