Professional Engineering 1 (ENGG1803)


Professional Engineering 1 is an introductory Unit of Study within the Faculty of Engineering. The semester 1 course is aimed at students from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. It seeks to introduce newly admitted undergraduates to general principles of professional engineering practice, a range of contemporary professional engineering issues, plus outline skills related to academic study within an engineering environment. The subject is structured around a team based design and build project, in which students apply the professional engineering concepts they are learning to an engineering project. Professional engineering topics to be covered include: accessing information, teamwork, creativity, leadership, written and oral communication, project management, problem solving, ethics, liability, work health and safety and environmental issues.

Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.