University of Technology Sydney

48230 Engineering Communication

6cp; 3hpw (tutorial) in Weeks 1-12 inclusive, 1hpw (lecture) in Weeks 1, 2 and 3 only. Lectures are available as video recordings on Canvas for access at your own pace. All tutorial classes are held online using Microsoft Teams. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Anti-requisite(s): 31265 Communication for IT Professionals



This subject develops students' professional engineering practice skills within the context of a real-life engineering project, through the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge. Students work in teams to create an appropriate design solution for a given problem as set out in the EWB Challenge Design Brief. While applying the central role of effective communication and teamwork in engineering practice, students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and environmental responsibilities of a professional engineer. This subject is a starting point for students' ongoing professional development that they undertake throughout their studies and as a professional engineer in their career.

The skills introduced include understanding and applying principles of human communication; researching the various discipline areas that inform the development of an engineering design solution; applying the engineering design process to identify, formulate and design a solution to solve a problem; written and oral communication for engineering contexts; expressing engineering concepts through visual communication; and, leading and participating in team processes.

This subject provides multiple assessment opportunities for students to receive feedback and develop their work before submitting a summative team assessment.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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