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SEB223 - The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not available from 2018

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Simon Cavenett

Prerequisite:SEB121 or (MMM132 for Commerce/Engineering and combined courses students only)

Must be enrolled in S460.1, S461.1, S462.1, S463.1

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


The focus is on the significant human-related forces and factors typically present in an engineer’s professional environment and typically requiring direct and effective leadership and management competencies to be possessed by the professional engineer.  In this unit we further develop your knowledge and skills, systems theory and abilities to apply a systematic approach to the human-related demands of contemporary engineering practice specifically the management of organisations, the management of human resources, and the management of work health and safety.


Business proposal (group) 20%, business pitch presentation (group) 10%, practical 10%, case study 20%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and achieve a mark of at least 40% for the practical.

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