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COURSE OUTLINE SESSION 2, 2011
CONTENTS Page Course staff Course Information Assessment Academic honesty and plagiarism Course schedule Resources for students Continual course improvement Administrative matters 1 1 4 8 9 11 13 13 .
.willgoss@unsw. and involves 6 hours per week (h/w) of face-toface contact.edu.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 1 MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING COURSE OUTLINE COURSE STAFF Course Convenor Dr. S. Seng Leong (Lecturer for Module A: Lectures) Room: ME109C Tel: (02) 9385 4138 Fax: (02) 9663 1222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Consultation hours are: To be advised Tutors To be advised COURSE INFORMATION Units of credit This is a 6 unit-of-credit (UoC) course.edu. Prof. Richard Willgoss (Lecturer for Module B: Lectures) Room: ME219 Phone: (02) 9385 4122 Email: r.au Consultation hours are: To be advised Lecturer: Ass. Parallel teaching There is no parallel teaching in this course.
Despite their non-technical nature. the concepts involved in these issues are just as challenging as those that are involved in the terse technical analysis with which most engineering students are more familiar. Provide the students with practical experience in developing and presenting an expert witness testimony. Course Aims The objectives of the course are to: • • • • • • Develop confidence and skills in oral communication using audio-visual aids. Provision of assignments that provide feedback on the student’s ability to perform the expected skills. Preparation of documents. Familiarise students with a number of elements of an ethical framework from which to reason with when confronted with ethical dilemmas. posters. Preparation for oral presentation at a conference. specifications and theses. Suggested approaches to learning in the course . The teaching strategies that will be used and their rationale The teaching strategies that will be used include: • • • • • • Presentation of the material in weekly lectures so that the students know the underlying concepts that will be needed to perform their assignments and exercises. contracts. This course focuses on several non-technical areas of professional practice that are of importance to engineers working in a professional capacity in the discipline areas which are associated with this School. Provision of supervised tutorials where students can develop their expert witness cases and obtain assistance in completing exercises to reinforce these skills. Introduce students to the importance of ethical considerations in professional engineering.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 2 How the course relates to other course offerings in the discipline This course is a corequisite for MMAN4010/MMAN4020/BIOM5001 and is required for the completion of all requirements for the award of the degree. Practice in organising conferences. Improve skills in design and presentation of complex professional documents: papers. papers and theses. Tutorials to help students develop the confidence and skills to give oral presentations.
at least. • Paying attention throughout the tutorials. • Participation in the various tasks. • Effectively utilising the tutors.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 3 Suggested approaches to learning in this course include: • Careful reading and understanding of the material presented in lectures. specifications. Student-centred and self-directed learning (expectations of the students) This course involves six hours per week of face to face contact. Various factors. Expected learning outcomes. • Regular attendance and participation in lectures. etc. and about the material presented in lectures to broaden the students understanding. it is expected that you will: • • • • • • • • Be familiar with the requirements for oral presentations. • Careful reading and understanding of the tasks/assignments. This time should be spent in revising the lecture material. • Practicing example test problems in preparation for examinations. Be familiar with the various aspects of representing the engineering profession as an expert witness. target grade. Have the confidence and skills in oral communications. It is expected that you will put in. • Meet deadlines for the various tasks. • Additional reading on and about the material presented in lectures to broaden the knowledge base. Be able to undertake a reasoned decision making process in order to resolve ethical dilemmas. . Be familiar with the moral values relevant to professional engineering life. The time available is based on a total of 40 hours per week spent on 24 units of credit (including both in-class and out-of-class time) for an effective 16 weeks (twelve weeks of session. contracts. further reading and completing the set tasks. their association with the teaching strategies and with the suggested approaches to learning On completion of the course. • Additional reading on. but you should aim to spend not less than 40 h/w on coursework for 24 UoC. will influence the time needed in your case. • Diligence in working through the set exercises and assignments. Have the skills in design and presentation of complex professional documents. Be familiar with the various aspects required for writing theses. Understand the importance and relevance of ethical and moral considerations in professional engineering life. • Working effectively with other students within and outside of tutorials. and asking questions when anything is not understood. plus stuvac and exam weeks). an additional four hours per week of your own time. such as ability.. Some students spend much more.
Task T1 Description Thesis abstract* Week 2 Week Due 3(hardcopy) 4(email)* T2 T3 TWW T4 GA T5 Poster preparation 4-minute thesis progress presentation Thesis Writing Workshop 7-minute practice presentation Group Assignment 15-minute conference presentation and Conference dinner 3. 4 5 6. and the dates of submission The assessment of this course will be based on various tasks listed below. 7. the criteria by which marks will be assigned. A description of these components and the assessments associated with each follows. MODULE A: You are assessed by way of various tasks. 10 4 10 10 5 10 10 50 Mark 5 MODULE B: This module is divided into two components. 10 September 22-23 September 23 Total = 100 Details of each tasks/assignments will be posted on UNSW Blackboard Learn. . Guest lecturers who are current practitioners in relevant areas have been arranged to treat some of the specialist topics in a detailed and up-to-date manner. 8 7. a satisfactory performance in both modules is essential. 9. In order to pass this course. group assignment. PART 1: Professional Responsibilities Part 1 will address the first two course objectives by providing lectures on various topics as shown in the schedule below. the marks assigned to it. 8.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 4 ASSESSMENT Overall rationale for assessment components and their association with course objectives The marks allocated for each module is 100. participation and presentation at the Thesis Conference. Details of each assessment component.
Groups will not be driven externally but survive on their own initiative. It is mandatory for each group to produce reports during this activity. It is imperative. The formal activities are shown in the Tutorial schedule below. that these visitors find themselves in front of a class that is well attended and appreciative. the criteria by which marks will be assigned. Each and every attendance in Part 2 will be recorded. both for the sake of the guest lecturers. The occasion will creep up on you without warning. the marks assigned to it. PART 2: The Expert Witness Activity The necessity to become a witness in a court procedure is likely to happen to most professional people at some time in their careers.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 5 The guest lecturers are interesting. Explanation of penalties for unexplained absence will be given in class. It will therefore be necessary to attend all classes for the full scheduled period. As in real life. and to gain the full benefit of the subject and full recognition for participation in it. In order to pass this module. They are also invariably very busy people. This will culminate in trials where representatives from each group of students are crossexamined by barristers masquerading from our law faculty or maybe staff members. top people in their areas. This part of the assessment accounts for the remaining 40% of the final marks. . a satisfactory performance in both parts of the module is essential. Spot checks will be made on attendance in Part 1. It is best to be prepared and to pay significant attention to this matter now. Assessment for this part of the module will be by a final examination worth 60% of the final mark. Actual dates of particular topic lectures may vary without notice. it is imperative that these are produced on time. The final examination will be a multiple-choice exam of 2 hours duration. That will probably include you. who are giving up time in other activities in order to lecture in this subject. This can be quite a stressful experience. Part 2 addresses the third course objective through involvement in a few lectures on various aspects of being an expert witness followed by group participation in an ongoing sequence of activities tracing the course of a typical legal involvement. Your group members will sink or swim together. Part 2 of the module will be assessed by means of the group report and by means of attendance. and the dates of submission will be repeated in the lectures and tutorial periods. Accordingly. the date of each such lecture cannot be firmly fixed in advance. Details of each assessment component. however.
suitably dressed. • There are a series of expert witness lectures and tutorials where your presence is essential at specific times. Others are returned unmarked to the student. • On the day of the court case. I will be posting some specific instructions on BB9 and expect you. they will not be kept for later retrieval and do not count even if marked as acceptable. • Students are also advised that when submissions are returned the following week. • The expert witness series culminates in a full court case being enacted in circumstances that create the realness of a judicial court. they must be collected in person by the student in class and kept safe by them. No crossings out will be accepted. Get used to it. It has three episodes at present – be warned. This then becomes the basis of a submission only from the person who raised the issue. or get 0. because that might just happen. So it will be either hand in three acceptable submissions at the end of the session in week 12 and get 10.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 6 Module B practicalities: This blurb below is purposely written in a long form with plenty of specific points to make. there may be more. date. • Student submissions are collected and marked each week for return the next. to observe them WITHOUT FURTHER COMMENT FROM ME (yes this is me shouting). • On one occasion. That is what it is like reading legal and official documents. You then ask questions or make statements in class to all present and we discuss them. An acceptable write-up will be neatly laid out. clear and concise to read and will be marked “Acceptable” with my signature and date. understand the contents and get it right. • There are the standard lectures for which you need to be present all the time. If any returned submissions are not picked up. • There are two series of instruction happening in Module B and they are connected in various ways. • During the course of lectures. the question or statement made noting who said what AND a further 100 words on the issue(s) as a considered opinion from you as you reflect in class. The case study is to get you to firstly read it and try to understand ethical and professional issues raised. It makes even the strong quake a bit. I do not announce the students who will take part in the court case until the moment they are required with the proceedings already underway. every student should be ready as if they were to be called as an expert witness. The procedure is you attend lectures and the case study and pick ethical and professional issues from both you see present. • Students are advised I only accept one submission per week to mark from any one student. I will know if this is so because each of you have to submit three separate write-ups of opinion on an issue you personally raised in class. . It could be you. All other submissions are rejected and cannot be used as one of your three to gain the 10 marks. the students. So start submitting as soon as you can. The document must contain student name and number. It is a simple test to see if you are acting professionally. The write-up then has to be done in class on A4 in manuscript and be finished to hand to me at the end of the lecture. we will be reading through a case study that I post on BB9 for you to download.
you will lose 5 marks for any unexplained absence and 2 marks for any lateness. Task Description Expert Witness Report Attend on specific instructions (10 or 0) Submission of 3 acceptable class write-ups (10 or 0) Final Exam Loss of marks irrespective: Any absence not properly accounted for Any lateness Total Mark 20 10 10 60 -5 -2 100 . Irrespective of any other marks awarded.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 7 • Class attendance is checked all the time. I have instructed tutors to record every period of attendance and note who is there. deducted from your total Module B mark. late or absent.
Internet. or another person’s assignment without appropriate acknowledgement. paraphrasing another person’s work with very minor changes keeping the meaning. including by copying material. and claiming credit for a proportion a work contributed to a group assessment item that is greater than that actually contributed. for example. paraphrasing. formulae and concepts.† For the purposes of this policy. presenting an assessment item as independent work when it has been produced in whole or part in collusion with other people. article. in: • • • correct referencing practices. may similarly contain plagiarised material. summarising. for example. a range of materials including text. submitting an assessment item that has already been submitted for academic credit elsewhere may be considered plagiarism. appropriate use of. artwork. Students should allow sufficient time for research. and time management.au/plagiarism The Learning Centre also provides substantial educational written materials. and tutorials to aid students. ideas or concepts from a book. workshops. and attribution for. drawing. form. . computer program or software.* Examples include: • • • • • direct duplication of the thoughts or work of another. images. The inclusion of the thoughts or work of another with attribution appropriate to the academic discipline does not amount to plagiarism. and the proper referencing of sources in preparing all assessment items. web site. The Learning Centre website is main repository for resources for staff and students on plagiarism and academic honesty.unsw. drafting. composition. piecing together sections of the work of others into a new whole. circuitry. Note that an assessment item produced in oral. report or other written document (whether published or unpublished). design. or involving live presentation. Students are also reminded that careful time management is an important part of study and one of the identified causes of plagiarism is poor time management.lc.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 8 ACADEMIC HONESTY AND PLAGIARISM What is Plagiarism? Plagiarism is the presentation of the thoughts or work of another as one’s own. Knowingly permitting your work to be copied by another student may also be considered to be plagiarism. Individual assistance is available on request from The Learning Centre. not written.edu. These resources can be located via: www. other electronic resource. essay writing. form and/or progression of ideas of the original. another student or a tutor.
au) Tutorial: Thesis Progress Talk (T3) Lecture: Update. indicating the name of lecturer involved (where multiple lecturers teaching in course).rolfe@unsw. such as discussion forums.edu.SEPTEMBER 23 . etc Lecture: Thesis Writing Workshop & Group Assignment (GA) WEEK SIX 0900-1200 Tutorial Rooms WEEK SEVEN 0900-1200 Tutorial Rooms WEEK EIGHT 0900-1200 Tutorial Rooms WEEK NINE 1100-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE Tutorial: Short Talk (T4) Tutorial: Short Talk (T4) & Group Assignment (GA) Tutorial: Short Talk (T4) & Group Assignment (GA) Lecture: Thesis Conference update THESIS CONFERENCE THESIS CONFERENCE THESIS CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 22-23 (THURSDAY & FRIDAY) CONFERENCE DINNER . University of Newcastle † Adapted with kind permission from the University of Melbourne. online activities. tasks. assignment. and relevant readings from textbook and other reference material identified for the course MODULE A: Tuesday 0900am to 1200 The timetable for the lectures. question. and thesis conference is listed below: WEEK ONE 0900-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE WEEK TWO 0900-1030 Tutorial Rooms 1030-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE WEEK THREE 0900-1200 Tutorial Rooms WEEK FOUR 0900-1100 Tutorial Rooms 1100-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE WEEK FIVE 0900-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE Lecture: Module A Course outline ABSTRACT DUE (in tutorial) Tutorial: Abstract Revision (T1) Lecture: Careers presentation ABSTRACT DUE (hardcopy) Tutorial: Thesis Progress Talk (T3) POSTER DUE ABSTRACT DUE (email: c. Used with kind permission from the COURSE SCHEDULE A table of lecture and tutorial or practical class topics for each week.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 9 * Based on that proposed to the University of Newcastle by the St James Ethics Centre.
8. Engineers Australia Patents John Fairburn. WEEK ELEVEN. Clayton Utz Occupational Health and Safety Joe Catanzariti. Clayton Utz Professional Indemnity Insurance Richard Shankland. UNSW Ethical Concepts Richard Willgoss.8. UNSW 7 R 8 9 10 11 12 29.11 15.9.11 Topic and Speakers Introduction and Overview Richard Willgoss.10. Final info.11 19. Clayton Utz The Law of Designs TBA.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 10 WEEK TEN 0900-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE GROUP ASSIGNMENT DUE Lecture: Group Presentation &. Clayton Utz Copyright and Trademarks Mary Still.9.7. UNSW Ethics and Engineers Australia Richard Hanna.11 .11 126.96.36.199.11 22. APESMA Recess Confidential Information Katrina Groshinski.11 12. UNSW Ethical thinking Richard Willgoss UNSW Introduction to Intellectual Property Richard Willgoss.11 25.11 26.11 3. Clayton Utz Revision and Review Richard Willgoss.9.11 10.11 5. Clayton Utz Professional Employment Issues Stephen Chippendall.11 1.8.10. TWELVE 0900-1200 SCIENCE THEATRE Lecture: (optional) MODULE B: PART 1 LECTURE SCHEDULE (Chemical Science M17: Monday 3 pm to 5 pm) Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 Date 18.8.
Anderson. 1992 (at about $15) is especially recommended for students who have difficulty in writing correct English. Mike W. Canberra. Editors and Printers. UNSW library. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill. Australian Government Publishing Service. Groups prepare reports for PLAINTIFF.8. Group formation. Style Manual for Authors. Brisbane.8.7.11 15.11 RELEVANT RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE COURSE Required Texts There are no mandatory texts for this course.10.. Martin. however students are encouraged to obtain a copy of the following text as plenty of the lecture material will be related to it: Ethics in Engineering. Another common ethical dilemma facing experts.7. The role of the expert. 1992.8. Dykes. McGraw-Hill.11 19.. 4th Edition.9. .11 29. The expert report.9.11 25.11 22. The general process of submitting opinion. The case Groups prepare reports for PLAINTIFF. Roland Schinzinger.9. 4 5 6 7 8.11 Lecture / ACTIVITY Overview of this part of the course.8. 2nd Ed.11 10. AGPS .11 1. A.11 12. 2nd ed. and Poole. Recess Groups prepare responses to reports for DEFENDANT Groups prepare responses to reports for DEFENDANT.9. New York. SECOND REPORT EXCHANGE A comparison of opinions. Open Reserve) Eisenberg. Jacaranda Wiley.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 11 PART 2 TUTORIAL SCHEDULE (Chemical Science M17: Monday 5 pm to 6 pm) Week 1 2 3 Date 18.11 26. 1995. Thesis and Assignment Writing.10. J. ISBN: 0-07-283115-4 List of required and suggested additional readings and availability (in bookshop. FIRST REPORT EXCHANGE The "opposing" expert's report.8. A common ethical dilemma facing experts.. TRIALS in court!! No tutorial.11 R 8 9 10 11 12 5.. Effective Technical Communication.11 3.. M.1994.
Harcourt Brace and Co. Sydney.D. Dykes. Australia http://www.. Eagleson.E. S.niee. Canberra. 1985. The Macquarie Thesaurus. Macquarie Library. Tutorial room allocation. B. R. J. Grammar Made Easy.. H. Harper Collins Publishers.onlineethics. 1994. Addison-Wesley. R.N. LATEX: A Document Preparation System. revised ed.. 1984. 1986. 1988 ed. 2nd revision. Addison-Wesley. Cambridge University Press. Bernard. Sydney. The Institution of Engineers. Sydney. Peters.ieaust. R.. Glasgow. G.. Reading MA..L. 1990. The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide.. Cambridge. Canberra. Communicating Technical Information. 1992. Sydney. L. 1990. Sydney.. 1995. Saunders. Addison-Wesley. Standards Australia.A. Roth. Reading MA. 2nd ed. D. Writing in Plain English. R.R. Hardie. I.. Additional materials provided in UNSW Blackboard Learn Lecturer and tutorial teaching staff. The TEXbook. Hale & Iremonger. P. Rathbone. Reading MA. Lamport. Delbridge.. Communicating! Theory and Practice. A. Australia.org. Conversion Factors. Detailed information on the various tasks. Speaking order for Tasks 3 and 4. Mohan. Standards Australia..au The Online Ethics Centre for Engineering and Science http://www. T. Group Assignment Topics. Thesis Conference Program. Australian Engineering Drawing Handbook Part 1. English Grammar. Recommended Internet sites National Institute for Engineering Ethics http://www. The Macquarie Dictionary. 1988.. 1991... R. The International System of Units (SI) and its Application. and van Haeringen. Macquarie Library. AS1376-1973.. McGregor.org .MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 12 AS1000-1979.R.org The Institution of Engineers. 1997. Knuth. and Archee.. Sydney. Australian Government Publishing Service.
is available from the School website http://www. for example.edu. read it carefully and become familiar with the information.mech. on such feedback. and continual improvements are made to the course based. Student feedback is taken seriously.unsw. student evaluative feedback on the course is gathered using.mech.au/information-for/current-students/currentundergrad-students/resources/forms-documents A copy of the School handout.edu.ohs. UNSW's Course and Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI) process. Expectations of students (including attendance at lectures and tutorials/laboratory classes/seminars.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 13 CONTINUAL COURSE IMPROVEMENT Periodically.studentequity.au or via the website http://www.au/content/default.unsw.edu.unsw.pdf It is essential that you obtain a copy.edu. in part. or with the Equity Officer (Disability) in the Student Equity and Disability Unit (SEADU) by phone on on 9385 4734. .edu. or at the commencement of. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS Forms and Documents for administrative matters are located at http://www. in the use of email and online discussion forums) Procedures for submission of assignments and the School’s policy concerning late submission Information on expectations: relevant Occupational Health and Safety policies and http://www. as it applies to this course and to each of the other courses in which you are enrolled. Administrative Matters for All Courses.au/sites/default/files/AdminMatters.cfm?ss=0 The office is located on the Ground Floor of the Goodsell building (F20). email seadu@unsw. and computer use. their course.unsw.au Examination procedures and advice concerning illness or misadventure Equity and diversity Students who have a disability that requires some adjustment in their teaching or learning environment are encouraged to discuss their study needs with the course convenor prior to. among other means.
Early notification is essential to enable any necessary adjustments to be made.MMAN4000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING 14 Issues to be discussed may include access to materials. signers or note-takers. S. Leong and R. the provision of services and additional exam and assessment arrangements. S. Willgoss July 2011 .
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