Professional Skills - Electrical Engineering

TNE10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours





Aims and objectives

Final Offering 2016 (From 2017 unit will be replaced by ENG10001 Engineering, Design and Innovation)
This unit of study aims to give you an overview of the professional aspects of the Electrical engineering discipline with particular reference to the Telecommunications area. It is also designed to develop your communications, technical writing skills and hands on project skills.

Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
  • Identify and appraise current developments in the electrical engineering discipline by interpreting and applying selected  research literature.
  • Discern, appreciate and then describe the interactions between engineering systems and the ethical and environmental contexts in the electrical engineering discipline.
  • Appreciate the engineering design process, reflecting on experiences relating to design, problem solving, electrical safety and environmental principles of sustainable engineering practice. 
  • Appreciate the importance of being a member of a professional and intellectual community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to self-review by identifying personal development needs and tracking achievements. 
  • Demonstrate effective team membership, by appreciating the fundamentals of team leadership and dynamics.
  • Use computer aided design software to draw schematics and lay out printed circuit boards. 
  • Design and construct a simple telecommunications device.
  • Generate written technical reports and conduct oral presentations.
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study

This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
  • Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools. 
  • Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline. 
  • Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
  • Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context. 
  • Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications. 
  • Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
  • Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
  • Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects. 
  • Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability. 
  • Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences. 
  • Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information. 
  • Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism. 
  • Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes. 
  • Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

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This unit is no longer offered