Engineering Design and Innovation

EAT10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 84 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to the profession of engineering and covers professional skills including design, communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork, project management, sustainability, ethics and creativity and innovation. This unit will help students clarify an engineering career path and will build their skill-set towards being an innovative engineer with skills in both open-ended problems and solution focused outcomes and develop students’ ability to graphically communicate ideas and designs using engineering standards and graphical communication.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss professional engineering careers and emerging trends in Engineering and appraise the ethical aspects of engineering projects. (K1, K4, K6, A1 A2)
2. Conduct basic scientific research using appropriate sources of data and interpret and synthesise these in terms of ongoing scientific debates. (K1, K4, K5, S1, S2, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)
3. Identify, discuss, and generate solutions to engineering and design problems using sustainability solutions and prioritise these solutions in terms of social, economic and environmental factors. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K6, S1, S2, S3, A3, A4, A6)
4. Develop basic skills in design, Plan and design a solution to an engineering design problem using engineering methods, assess alternative design strategies in terms of economic, social and environmental factors and justify your design in terms of these factors and standard engineering principles and practices. (K2, K3, K5, S1, S2, S3, S4, A1, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7)
5. Appraise and assess the quality of your colleagues’ project work and reflect upon your own experiences within the unit and in your project team. (A4, A5, A6, A7)
6. Use and improve your negotiation, communication, presentation, planning, design, management, research and analysis skills to form an effective part of a project team. (S2, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)
7. Demonstrate effective communication through a professional presentation and engineering report writing and generate professional engineering drawings for engineering objects. (K1, K2, K5, K6, A2, A5, A6)