Humanitarian Engineering Design Project

ENG10001 12.5 Credit Points Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to the profession of engineering and covers foundational professional skills including design, communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork, sustainability, ethics and creativity and innovation. This unit will help students clarify an engineering career path and will build their skillset towards being an innovative engineer with skills in both open-ended problems and solution focused outcomes. By participation in a global humanitarian engineering design project with a community partner organisation, students will be introduced to the role engineers can take in creating positive impact on people’s lives and the wellbeing of wider communities. Students work on developing design concepts that achieve social, economic and/or environmental outcomes.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Identify, locate, and select appropriate sources of data and interpret and use these to describe the issues facing a given community (K1, K4, K5, S1, S2, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6)
ULO2Discuss and debate the most effective means of dealing with a humanitarian engineering problem that is addressed in the unit of study (K4, K5, S2, A2, A5)
ULO3Identify, discuss, and generate solutions to a humanitarian engineering design problems using sustainability solutions and prioritise these solutions in terms of social, economic and environmental factors and their technical merits and/or viability (K1, K2, K3, K4, K6, S1, S2, S3, A3, A4, A6)
ULO4Plan and design a solution to an engineering design problem, 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)
ULO5Appraise and assess the quality of their colleagues’ project work and reflect upon their own experiences within the unit and how these relate to their future employment and professional purpose (A4, A5, A6, A7)
ULO6Use and improve negotiation, professional communication, presentation, planning, design, management, research and analysis skills (S2, S4, A2, A5, A6,A7)
ULO7Develop basic skills in design including creativity and sketching and apply these skills to a design problem (K2, K3, S1)