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SEB223 - The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:

SEB221, SEB323

Unit chair:

Simon Cavenett

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

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, Cloud (online) students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during Week 8. There is a compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either to specific classes during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8. Typically campus-linked students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at specific classes during the trimester and cloud-linked students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on the single scheduled day during Week 8.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

Three assignments (3 x 20%) 60%, 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 must achieve a mark of at least 40% for assignment 3 (campus attendance and participation in live student presentations given at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) during Week 8).  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

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