ENGR101-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Foundations of Engineering

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Description

This skills-based course will introduce students to the "engineering process". Through a series of lectures, exercises and projects, the students will gain experience in specific skills and activities that contribute to the engineering process. Examples include problem solving, technical sketching, team work and report writing. Additionally, the importance of sustainability, ethics and biculturalism in an engineering context will be introduced. Students will also gain a better understanding of the different engineering disciplines in regards to a career choice.

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to describe and apply the ‘engineering process’ to problems/projects

  • Technical skills
     - Apply techniques to clarify ill-defined problems
     - Apply formal problem solving strategies
     - Generate a freehand engineering sketch
  • Professional skills
     - Prepare an engineering report
     - Work successfully on a team project
     - Identify and apply concepts of sustainability, risk, ethics and biculturalism to engineering solutions.

    2. Be able to describe key activities of the different engineering disciplines taught at Canterbury

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
02 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
03 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
03 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 12 Mar
20 Mar - 26 Mar
3 Apr - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KD05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
02 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KD07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
03 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KE04 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
04 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Erskine 441 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
05 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KH05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
06 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KD05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
07 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KB05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
08 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KH05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
09 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KH08 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
10 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KH03 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
11 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KD08 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
12 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KD07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
13 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Kirkwood KE05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
14 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Kirkwood KE07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
15 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KD05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
16 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KB05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
18 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
19 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KG06 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
20 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Kirkwood KB05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
21 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
22 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KG06 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
23 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkwood KE04 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
24 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
25 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Kirkwood KG06 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
26 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Kirkwood KB05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
27 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
28 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Kirkwood KG06 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
29 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KH05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
30 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KG06 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
31 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 E14 Lecture Theatre 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
32 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Erskine 445 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
33 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KG07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
34 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkwood KH05 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
35 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Kirkwood KF07 27 Feb - 2 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 17:30 - 19:00 E9 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
A2 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
A3 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
C1 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
C2 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
E7 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
C3 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
E8 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
A1 Lecture Theatre (31/3)
27 Mar - 2 Apr

Timetable Note

WORKSHOPS (WS):
One, 2-hour session per week, Monday to Wednesday at various times starting in Week 2.

A full list can be seen at www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses/
Upon enrolling for ENGR101, students will choose their workshop session time.  After the end of week 2, students will not be allowed to change their session time unless there is an unavoidable timetable clash.
Workshops provide opportunities for students to learn and extend skills taught in lectures, and to work on the group-based Major Design Project.

ENGR100 - ACADEMIC WRITING ASSESSMENT(AWA):
The College of Engineering requires that ALL STUDENTS  (including New Zealand-born students) who wish to enter the First Professional Year of Engineering must pass ENGR100, the Academic Writing Assessment (AWA).  ENGR100 is managed within ENGR101.
A 30-minute written test will be sat in the Week 2 workshop. Each workshop will be given a different topic.  Students will be required to write about 300 words on that subject.  This test will be assessed to determine which students need help with their writing.  Students who do not meet the minimum requirement will be given a feedback form to indicate their area(s) of weakness.
Students who narrowly miss the minimum requirement on the AWA will be offered the opportunity to gain a pass without requiring re-assessment, by attending up to two compulsory writing workshops. Students offered this opportunity, who do not attend the required workshops, will have to re-sit the AWA and achieve a passing mark.
Students who significantly fall short of the minimum requirement for the AWA will be required to attend a writing skills workshop for up to two days. A further assessment of writing ability will then be carried out later in the semester. A passing mark must be achieved to pass ENGR100. This writing skills assessment is independent of ENGR101 assessment and will not affect the grades awarded for ENGR101 in any way.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Peter Gostomski

Lecturers

Kim Rutter and Shayne Gooch

Tutor

Alfred Herritsch

CONTACTS:
Students should contact the Senior Tutor for all matters pertaining to design studios, assignment submission and assessment issues, including late or missed work.

Senior Tutor - Dr Alfred Herritsch
Rm 540, Civil/Mechanical building Ph 369 4074, engr101@canterbury.ac.nz

Students are welcome to contact the Course Coordinator to discuss issues pertaining to workload or course content. For matters to do with specific lectures, please contact the lecturer concerned.

Course Coordinator and Lecturer - Assoc. Prof. Peter Gostomski
Rm E530, Civil/Mechanical building - Ph 364642141,
engr101@canterbury.ac.nz

Assistant Course Coordinators - Dr Alex Yip
Rm 429b, Civil/Mechanical building - Ph 369 4086, engr101@canterbury.ac.nz

Other Lecturers
Dr Kim Rutter
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Rm 441, Von Haast  - engr101@canterbury.ac.nz

Dr Shayne Gooch
Mechanical Engineering
Rm E518, Civil/Mechanical building - engr101@canterbury.ac.nz

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1: Technical Report on the Engineering Process 10%
Engineering Sketching 5%
Individual Design and Build 15%
Final Exam 25%
Major Design Project 20%
Mid-semester Test 25%


The Academic Writing Assessment (AWA) which is the pass/fail component of ENGR100 will be delivered in Week 2 (Workshop A).

Any or all assessments may be scaled after you receive your raw mark.

Passing Grade:
To achieve a pass in this course you must obtain:
• an overall mark of 50% or above
AND
• a final exam mark > 35/100.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSIONS:
All assignments must be stapled securely at the top left-hand corner and MUST have a completed cover sheet attached. Submissions without a completed cover sheet attached will not be marked.

Assignments must be handed in to the boxes provided on Engineering Core by 3.00 pm on the due date.  Please ensure that you hand in your assignment to the box corresponding to YOUR workshop stream.

Assignments due in a given workshop session must be handed in to the workshop tutor at the beginning of the session.

LATE OR MISSED COURSEWORK:
ALL late work must be handed in directly to the Senior Tutor, Dr Alfred Herritsch, E540, Civil/Mechanical building as soon as possible and will be penalised 25% per day or part thereof (weekends will be counted as one day for this purpose).

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION:
ALL late work must be handed in directly to the Senior Tutor, Dr Alfred Herritsch, E540, Civil/Mechanical building as soon as possible and will be penalised 25% per day or part thereof (weekends will be counted as one day for this purpose).  Late work will only escape penalty by provision of a relevant medical certificate or other sufficient documentation to the Senior Tutor, preferably before the due date but no later than 7 days after the due date.

Missed work will receive no marks unless a relevant medical certificate or other sufficient documentation is provided to the Senior Tutor. Missed work for which a medical certificate or other sufficient documentation is provided will be awarded marks based upon the average marks of the class for the particular item of assessment and the relative performance of the student concerned in other items of assessment.

DISABILITY RESOURCE SERVICES:
For those students registered with Disability Resource Services and have a Learning Support Plan in place, please remember to contact the Senior Tutor Alfred Herritsch if special arrangements are required for the test or the exam at least 10 days before.

In regards to the Academic Writing Assessment (ENGR100), this is completed in your Week 2 workshop.  If your support plan allows for a special provision for this type of assessment, there is a mechanism to opt out of this occurrence on the day.  An appropriate, alternative assessment will be provided.  You may also contact the Senior Tutor directly prior to the assessment.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Jordan, Pat1947-; Foundations of Excel : for engineers and scientists; Pearson, 2012.

Notes

Course Website: Access via http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz   Note that you will only gain access to Learn once your enrolment is fully completed.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $919.00

International fee $5,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

All ENGR101 Occurrences

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