Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf David Shallcross
The volunteer organisation Engineers Without Borders (EWB) seeks involvement of teams of first-year students in a ‘challenge’ to devise solutions for real problems in under-developed communities. In this subject you will work in teams to develop conceptual solutions for sustainable development projects identified by EWB's community partners that contribute towards real international development projects.
From each of the diverse and practical projects offered by the EWB, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of problems. Each of these problems will require you to develop new technical and communication skills, whilst encouraging innovation and creativity in order to address the needs of the overall project.
The four best team proposals will be submitted for external judging. The national winning proposal is used in discussions with that local community to develop practical solutions to the challenges of poverty, and improve the quality of lives from a social, environmental and economic perspective.
Topics covered include sustainability, community development, teamwork and reflective practice. Processes include reflective writing, teamwork, and proposal development.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student should be able to demonstrate:
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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At the end of this subject you should have developed:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
This is a project-based design subject. A series of multidisciplinary lectures address sustainability and community development. Students work in small teams to complete a proposal for the EWB Challenge. Students are expected to attend all classes and to keep a weekly reflective journal.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides and to all resources developed by the EWB Challenge. The subject LMS site also contains a range of resources about the design process, reflective practice, teamwork, and community development.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Engineers Without Borders.
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