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FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING,

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UiTM)

COURSE INFORMATION
PROGRAM: BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONS) MECHANICAL
LECTURER: DR. BULAN ABDULLAH
ROOM/ PHONE: TI-A11-9A / 011-28530357 (Prefer what apps)
E-mail: bulanabdullah@gmail.com
Code :

MEC600

Course:

ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY

Assessment
Course Work
Test 1
Final Test
Group Assignments
Individual Assignment
Total
Assessment
Week
1

Hours
3

3,4

:
:
:
:
:

100%
20% (Chapter 1-6)
40% (All chapters)
20% (CO1/PO6)
20 % (CO2/PO7 & CO3/PO8)
100%

TOPICS
1.0 Introduction (3 hours)
1.1 Definition of Engineer
1.2 Role of an engineer in organization, education, society
and technology
1.3 Engineers as managers, consultants and leaders
1.4 Engineering Societies (Malaysia and International)
2.0 Professionalism and Codes of Ethics (3 hours)
2.1 Registration of Engineers with Board of Engineers
(BEM)
2.2 Route to be Professional Engineer
2.3 Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised
2015) [REA 2015]
2.4 Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 (Revised
2015) [REG 2015]
2.5 Introduction To Code Of Ethics For Young Engineers
2.6 Guideline for Code of Professional conduct
3.0 Ethical Theories and Problem Solving Techniques (6 hours)
3.1 Why Study Engineering Ethics?
3.2 Ethical Theories
3.3 Analysis of Issues in Ethical Problems
3.4 Problem Solving Techniques
3.5 Crisis Management
3.6 Bribery & Whistle Blowing
3.7 Case Study

5,6

8,9

9,10

10,11,
12,13

10

14

4.0 Sustainable Development (6 hours)


4.1 Key concept of sustainability and issues
4.2 Sustainable development
4.3 Economic sustainability
4.4 Environment sustainability
4.5 Pollution and its control/prevention
4.6 Case study
5.0 Organizational and Human Resource Management (3 hours)
5.1 Management concept
5.2 Organisational structure
5.3 Role of Human Resource
5.4 Manpower planning and recruitment
5.5 Organizational policy on misconduct
5.6 Employment Act 1955 (Act 265) & Regulations
6.0 Law and acts governing engineer (5 hours)
6.1 Commercial and industrial law with special reference
to the law of contract
6.2 Legal requirement relating to recruitment,
employment and training: insurance and pension:
product liabilities and guarantees, sales of goods and
services
6.3 Building Laws
7.0 Engineering Economics (3 hours)
7.1 Fundamental concepts of demand, supply and price
7.2 Economic theory of the firm and market conditions
from perfect competition to monopoly
7.3 National income and expenditure
7.4 Concept of inflation and productivity
8.0 Financial Management (10 hours)
8.1 The concept of time value of money and cost of
capital
8.2 Discounting methods for investment appraisal
8.3 Methods used in calculation depreciation and capital
allowances
8.4 The cash flow table
8.5 Company reports- Balance sheet and the profit and
loss statement
8.6 Interpretation and making uses of financial ratios
9.0 Marketing for Engineer (3 hours)
9.1 Marketing Research
9.2 Product Development and Management
9.3 Cost Determination and Pricing
9.4 Advertising and Promotion
9.5 Product Distribution
9.6 Sales and Technical Support

References
1.

BEM, Guideline for Code of Professional conduct,


http://www.bem.org.my/v3/index.html
2.
BEM, Introduction To Code Of Ethics For Young Engineers,
http://www.bem.org.my/v3/index.html
3.
BEM, Registration of Engineers Act 1967 (Revised 2015) [REA 2015],
http://www.bem.org.my/v3/index.html
4.
BEM, Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 (Revised 2015) [REG
2015], http://www.bem.org.my/v3/index.html
5.
Chan S Park, Fundamental of Engineering Economics, Prentice Hall 2013
6.
Charles B. Fleddermann, Engineering Ethics, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall,
2014
7.
Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases, Fourth Edition, Charles E. Harris,
Michael S. Pritchard,and Michael J. Rabins Wadsworth, 2009
8.
IEM, IEM Bulletin, http://www.myiem.org.my/content/iem_bulletin_2016586.aspx
9. J. Campbell Martin. The Successful Engineer: Personal and Professional Skills a
Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, 1993
10.
L. T. Blank, and A. Tarquin, Engineering Economy, 7th Edition, McGrawHill, 2012
11. M. E. Gorman, M. M Mehalik, and P. H. Werhane, Ethical and Environmental
Challenges to Engineering, 1st Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2000.
12.
Mike W. Martin, Roland Schinzinger , Irvine, Introduction to Engineering
Ethics Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010
13.
Rob Lawlor, Engineering in Society, Second Edition, Royal Academic of
Engineering, 2013.
14.
THE INGENIEUR, digital copy of the magazine,
http://www.bem.org.my/v3/publications.html

Template for determining Learning outcome, learning activities, learning time (in hours) and estimating MQF credit for a course (MEC600)

Modules / Topics /
units of study

Week

Additional
Traditional (Guided) in
(Guided /
class
supervised)
learning activities
Teaching &
ATLA 1
Lecture Lab.
SCL
Project

*F2F
1
2
3
4
5

Introduction (3 hours)
Professionalism and Codes of Ethics (3 hours)
Ethical Theories and Problem Solving Techniques (6 hours)
Sustainable Development (6 hours)
Organizational and Human Resource Management (3 hours)

6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Law and acts governing engineer (5 hours)


Engineering Economics (3 hours)
Financial Management (10 hours)
Marketing for Engineer (3 hours)

F2F

F2F

F2F

(Managed) Independent Learning Activities

Assign**Self**Self**Selfments/Ter learning- learning- learningm paper


Lab
Lec
Tut
Non F2F Non F2F Non F2F Non F2F

**Self**Selflearning- learningtests/quiz
exam
Non F2F Non F2F

MQF
Credit

F2F
SLT

F2F

Non
F2F

3
3
6
6
3

3
3
6
6
3

6.0
6.0
12.0
12.0
6.0

3.0
3.0
6.0
6.0
3.0

3.0
3.0
6.0
6.0
3.0

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2

5
3
10
3

5
3
10
3

10.0
6.0
20.0
6.0

5.0
3.0
10.0
3.0

5.0
3.0
10.0
3.0

0.3
0.2
0.5
0.2

Test-1
Test-2

4
8

Group Assignment
Individual Assignment
Total
Student learning time (SLT) per wk

Total

Quiz
tests
exam.

2.00
2.00

6.0
10.0

0.2
0.3

4.0
0.3

10.0
10.0
0.0
120.0
8.6

0.3
0.3
0.0
3.00

10
10
42.0
3.0

0.0
0.0

20.0
1.4

0.0
0.0

42.0
3.0

12.0
0.9

42.0
3.0

42.0
3.0

Notes: 1. * F2F = Face-to-Face 2. ** self- learning will include learning from self-learning modules and any additional non F2F hours self-learning and preparation for lecture/ lab, / tutorial and test and
evaluation