Engineering Masters Curriculum Mappings -- Course ENGN8832


Course Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks A1 X X X X X X
A2 X X X X X X X
A3 X X X
A4 X X
Program Learning Outcomes PO1
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Competencies
Knowledge and Skills Base C1.1
Engineering Application Ability C2.1
Professional and Personal Attributes C3.1

How to read this table:

The top section of the matrix indicates which assessment tasks (A1-A4) are used to assess the course learning outcomes (LO 1-9). Below this, each LO is mapped to the Master of Engineering program learning outcomes (PO1-7), and Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Competencies (C1.1-C3.6). The shading of the matrix elements indicates the strength with which each LO contributes to the Program Outcome/Professional Competency according to the following:

Strong ContributionModerate ContributionMinor ContributionNo Contribution

The overall contribution of the course to the Program Outcomes/Professional Competencies is summarized by the shading of the 2nd column, where the learning outcome mapping has been aggregated to the course level.

Descriptions of the Assessment Tasks, Learning Outcomes, Program Outcomes and Professional Competencies are provided on the following page(s).

Course Learning Outcomes

LO1 Identify and discuss the current status and development trends in urban energy delivery and energy efficiency in Australia and internationally.
LO2 Explain and evaluate the importance of urban energy and energy efficiency in the context of climate change mitigation.
LO3 Estimate the energy and power requirements for space heating and cooling, water heating, lighting and appliances in domestic and commercial situations.
LO4 Evaluate and compare the embodied energy of different building types, construction methods and materials.
LO5 Assess the energy, environmental and financial implications of urban energy generation including roof-mounted photovoltaic systems and heat pumps, and compare to conventional gas and electricity distribution systems.
LO6 Compare and evaluate energy storage including thermal, battery and remote systems, and understand how tariffs and controllers can modify power demand.
LO7 Discuss changes in urban transport systems, particularly the electrification of land transport, and assess the potential impact of these changes on urban energy systems.
LO8 Contribute effectively and pro-actively as a leader or member of a group to achieve high quality engineering outcomes.
LO9 Engage in independent research and investigation to solve complex or unfamiliar problems.

Assessment Tasks (see course outline for detailed information)

A1 Assignment
A2 Examination
A3 Interview
A4 Presentation

Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy

PO1 Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to generation, transmission and utilization of renewable energy.
PO2 Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in renewable energy and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.
PO3 Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the renewable energy sector.
PO4 Contextualise renewable technology projects within a local, national and international framework, and consider social, ethical and environmental impacts and consequences.
PO5 Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.
PO6 Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.
PO7 Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Competencies

Knowledge and Skills Base C1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline
C1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
C1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
C1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
C1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
C1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
Engineering Application Ability C2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
C2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
C2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
C2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
Professional and Personal Attributes C3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability
C3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
C3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
C3.4 Professional use and management of information
C3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
C3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

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