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SEB223 - The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

2017 is the final offering of this unit

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

Simon Cavenett

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


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week. Students must attend and participate in compulsory 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 mandatory 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.


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 the trimester intensive week).

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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