UNIT CODE

MANDATORY FIELD

DPEFPE619

UNIT TITLE

MANDATORY FIELD

Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering practice

APPLICATION

MANDATORY FIELD

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to function in accordance with Engineers Australia’s Stage 1 competency standards for Engineering Associate.

It requires a thorough understanding of Engineering related issues as outlined under the Elements and Performance Criteria below.

The unit applies to all students studying towards an Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) Advanced Diploma which is accredited with Engineers Australia.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Utilise self-management techniques

1.1

Create a personal career plan and online portfolio of skills

1.2

Apply time management techniques

1.3

Apply formal decision-making methodology

1.4

Compare various leadership styles

1.5

Identify the concept of Situational Leadership

2

Address key project management issues

2.1

Execute a group project as per PMBOK guidelines

2.2

Apply software tools to produce project schedules (PERT/Gantt)

2.3

Identify the basic risk issues addressed in Risk Management standard AS/NZS ISO 31000

2.4

Perform qualitative and quantitative risk assessments

3

Communicate in a technical environment

3.1

Apply the basics of interpersonal communication

3.2

Create and present PowerPoint slideshows

3.3

Apply mastery of basic technical writing skills

3.4

Draw up a functional specification

3.5

Prepare a technical report

3.6

Operate within a group to execute a project

4

Determine professional and global requirements for engineers

4.1

Identify the do’s and don’ts of professional conduct

4.2

Identify ethical issues

4.3

Determine the responsibilities of the Engineering Associate

4.4

Identify global environmental issues

4.5

Apply the concepts of sustainable development and design

 

 

 

 

4.6

Identify engineering standards and codes of practice

4.7

Apply basic contract law to selected case studies

5

Apply the basics of project finance

5.1

Estimate the cost of a given project

5.2

Create a spreadsheet-based cash flow model for a project

5.3

Calculate discounted cash flow for a project

 

5.4

Determine the merits of a proposed project in terms of Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

6

Identify workplace health and safety-related issues

6.1

Identify Occupational Health and Safety regulations

 

6.2

Outline the procedure for performing workplace health and safety assessments

FOUNDATION SKILLS

MANDATORY FIELD

Foundation skills essential for performance in this unit are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

MANDATORY FIELD

No equivalent unit.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

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Hardware

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