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Unit Overview


Students will use project work to learn about different types of engineering, to practice how to approach an engineering challenge, and to develop, implement and assess engineering solutions. Students will explore engineering habits of mind, analyse and present data, use communication that is contextually appropriate, and upskill in the use of professional software packages.

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Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mining Engineering; Software Engineering major sequences

Students are able to (1) understand the basic functionality of standard professional software packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and use at an appropriate competency.; (2) apply the engineering design processes: define an engineering challenge, ideate possible solutions, implement solution and assess success.; (3) when working in teams, appreciate that you need to take into account diversity of backgrounds, skills and views.; and (4) communicate in a manner that is appropriate to the situation, including professional emails, design pitches, technical reports, use of engineering jargon..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: participation in group work. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Clelia Marti
Unit rules
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Approved quota: Each availability is restricted to 200—students will be able to enrol in an availability of their choice, until the quota is met for each availability.
Contact hours
35 hrs (Mon-Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.