CECS Professional Skills Mapping

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (major in Renewable Energy Systems)

program: BE (Hons) (Renewable Energy Systems)
description: The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is a suite of technical and professional courses that integrates the broad Systems Engineering foundations and engineering specialisation courses. This program of courses ensures graduates possess sound understanding of theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences that underpin at least one field of engineering specialisation, and build the skills to apply this knowledge, engineering methods and relevant tools to design and implement innovative, optimised and sustainable solutions to complex engineering problems. In addition to building complex problem solving, systems engineering and engineering design skills, these courses are strongly focused on building project management, team work and communication skills, understanding of societal, ethical, and environmental aspects of engineering practice, and other important professional and personal attributes. These courses also expose the students to emerging directions in engineering practice, and build their independent learning skills needed to facilitate professional development throughout their career. The program is designed to ensure graduates attain EA Stage 1 Competency Standard and build their technical and professional skills to conduct analysis and structured solving of complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems by using existing knowledge and tools, and through the design of novel engineering solutions through research and development individually and as a member of a larger interdisciplinary team.

The Renewable Energy Systems Major brings together a diverse range of engineering disciplines to achieve a common goal: the provision of energy services to society. Building on a solid foundation of traditional mechanical and electrical engineering knowledge, the Major then focusses on the principles underlying the provision of thermal energy services, on the one hand, and electrical energy, on the other hand. By studying both, students learn that energy forms can be converted into another, and thus will develop the analytical skills that will permit them to select the most appropriate technology, or to combine several of them to meet an energy demand with high performance and low cost. The latter should include not only economic, but also environmental and social considerations. The Major also gives students a broad context of the available energy resources and energy technologies, both conventional and new. Students will gain technical specialisation in the two main areas of solar energy, thermal and photovoltaic. Graduates should be able to critically analyse and design solar thermal and solar photovoltaic energy systems, and combine both as required to provide energy solutions. Graduates may pursue further specialisation in other energy technologies, based on the foundations gained through this major. A subset of courses is offered as a flexible minor, which may be tailored with a mechanical engineering emphasis or an electronics one.
P&C: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/AENGI
https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/major/RENE-MAJ
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Cumulative annual progress towards the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard

This table depicts the relative cumulative contribution of this degree towards the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard. Note that this illustration is indicative only, and does not include contributions from additional courses you may undertake.

1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE
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1.5
 
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1.6
 
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2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY
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3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
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Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard — summary

1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE
1.1Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3In depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the engineering discipline.
2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY
2.1Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
3.1Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
3.2Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.4Professional use and management of information.
3.5Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
3.6Effective team membership and team leadership.

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