This unit concentrates on the rigors of communication in an engineering context including technical writing, teamwork, formal presentations and critical analysis. It is a precursor to ENGG1803 Professional Engineering 1 for students with a non-English speaking background in degrees that have a free elective available to students, and takes the place of one free elective. Students who enrol in this unit in 1st year will defer ENGG1803 Professional Engineering to 2nd year. Aims: The Unit concerns critical thinking and Intensive English language (in an engineering context) aimed at building skills and confidence in students so that they better engage in the educational process at Sydney University by: - Enhancing student ability to meet the challenges of study in Engineering in the Australian university context. - Intensive focus on the language of Engineering in English. - Developing cross-cultural awareness with a focus on consolidating the essential facets and practices in the tradition of science and research-based skills of sound reasoning. - Increasing critical thinking capacity and preparing students for engaged enquiry in an Engineering context.
Through semester assessment (80%) and Final Exam (20%)