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SEB121 - Engineering Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

2016 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering and associated combined degrees.

Unit chair:

Simon Cavenett





Incompatible with: MMM132
Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar 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.


This unit provides the central foundation to the methodology of professional engineering upon which students will build and expand upon as they progress through the engineering course program. In this unit we actively implement a general engineering design process (Whole System Design) that incorporates sustainability objectives and is compatible will most major disciplines of professional engineering. Along the way we will not only examine the engineering design process but also the related topics of the relationship between engineering and society; digital literacy and communication skills; professional ethics; and sustainability (of the built and natural environments). After successful completion of this unit you should have a practical understanding, experience, and demonstrated competency in team-based problem solving and engineering design.


Four assignments (2 x 10%, 2 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 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 the trimester intensive week.

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