Engineering Design and Innovation

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Engineering Design and Innovation is a fully online unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. This unit has been designed to cover both the creative and entrepreneurial elements of the engineering profession.

Throughout this unit you will gain a detailed insight into all of the design processes, including the development of the initial concept, testing and evaluation, and problem solving. This unit also aims to develop your project management skills and to extend your knowledge of key business principles.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering course

Areas of study

In this engineering unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to unit, engineering design and projects
  • OHS&W at university and industry
  • Concept development and selection
  • Elements of creativity and innovation
  • Risk assessment
  • Tender report writing and project management
  • Entrepreneurship – prototype to product
  • Design and build activities
  • Rube Goldberg design report and presentation
  • Major design and build project
  • Presentation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will equip you with practical knowledge and skills useful for a career in design engineering. On successful completion of this unit you will have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the design process, have a sound understanding of occupational health and safety practices, and be able to work through design faults.

Apart from learning the key design processes, you will also develop core skills, such as project management and teamwork. Your written communication and oral presentation abilities will also be evaluated. These skills, along with creative flair and a good understanding of the profession’s business practices, will be invaluable in any career path.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Engineering Design and Innovation from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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