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ENVE5551 Environmental Engineering Design Solutions Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
This unit is the fourth of a vertically-integrated series of design units forming the “Design Spine” of the Environmental Engineering program.
The unit introduces students to defining environmental engineering design problems. Individually, students interpret a client brief to specify tasks, project outcomes and outputs addressing a real-world environmental engineering problem. Examples of potential problems include development of environmental management plans for local lakes or cumulative impact assessments associated with urban development. Students individually produce a “Call for Tender”, as might be issued by a client seeking consulting services. They then work in teams to write a suitable tender in response. These tenders form the basis for the second phase of the design project (implementation) undertaken in ENVE5552.
Lecturers and guest speakers from industry, and technical experts from e.g. UWA, other universities, Government Departments or CSIRO, support the class in consolidating their knowledge, technical skills and familiarity with legal, policy, ethical and social considerations relevant to the project.
Students receive specific training on giving and receiving feedback, technical writing, presentations, teamwork and related “soft skills”.
Students are expected to contribute professionally to the class through a range of specific activities and by maintaining a high standard of professional conduct.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) synthesize technical literature and professional input to define an engineering problem in the form of a Call for Tender ; (2) develop a design work plan that addresses an engineering problem, and includes resources, a budget, consideration of appropriate legislation and standards for environment, health and safety (covering, for example, the EPBC Act 1999, Environmental Protection Act (WA) 1986, Contaminated Sites Act (WA) 2003, the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act (WA) 2007, the Work, Health and Safety Act (WA) 2020 and ISO45001). ; (3) communicate the value proposition of the developed work plan as a Tender; (4) consult with stakeholders to inform the development of the design work plan.; (5) employ interpersonal skills to give and receive feedback ; (6) work effectively as a team member / leader ; and (7) professionally and persuasively communicate design work plan.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) call for tender (individual); (2) tender and tender presentation (group with peer assessment); and (3) professional conduct (individual). Further information is available in the unit outline.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Sally Thompson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 24 points of the Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Environmental Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Incidental fees
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Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Field Trip (estimated cost - 100).
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