Course Outline

SKEE 4012 - Professional Engineering Practice

Objective

To introduce and expose students to the concepts, theories and issues in the practice of professional engineer.


Synopsis

This course introduces and exposes students to the concepts, theories and the practice of Professional Engineer. It highlights to the students profession of engineering, relevant acts and regulations, engineering code of ethics, engineers’ roles and responsibilities, engineering ethics, impact of the work of engineer on society, and knowledge and the needs for sustainable development.  In terms of accreditation and internationalization of engineers, elements of EAC and Washington Accord are discussed.  Based on this knowledge, the students will analyse real engineering issues and cases, both individually and in groups. 

 

Course outcomes:

At the end of the course the students should be able to:

CO1 Relate the requirements and impact of laws of acts, regulations, standards, and engineering ethics.

CO2  Examine engineering cases and ethical issues.

CO3 Analyze law requirements and principles of ethics to real issues.

CO4 Construct group project, acquire data and solve a more advanced situation of ethical issues in engineering practice.

CO5  Work in a team and communicate effectively

 

 

Program Outcomes:  See Attachment 2 (Page 5)

Mapping of CO to PO1-P10, emphasis and assessment method

 

PO/CO

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PO10

PO11

PO12

CO1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,     a, b,c

 

 

 

CO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,    a,b, c

 

 

CO3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, b

 

 

 

CO4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, b, c

 

 

 

 

CO5

 

 

 

 

 

2, c

1, b, c

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 = strong emphasis, 2 = medium emphasis, 3 = low emphasis

a = examinations, tests, quizzes; b = assignment, report; c = discussion, presentation, laboratory, seminar; d = thesis

 

 

Evaluation

Participation (Attendance-5%, Contribution-10%)         15%

Presentation                                                             10%

Report writing (Assignment 1 - 5%)                             20%
                     (Seminar Summary - 5%)
                     (Assignment 2 - 10%)

                  

Final exams                                                              50%

 

 

Students Learning Time

 

No

Teaching and Learning Activities

SLT

 

Face to face learning

 

1

Lecture (2 hrs x 14 weeks)

28

 

Independent study

 

2

Student self study (2 hrs x 14 )

28

3

Assignment (3 x 5 hrs)

15

4

Preparation for continuous assessments (0.5 x 14)

7

 

Formal assessment

 

5

Test

0

6

Final exam

2

 

Total SLT

80

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Week 1 – 2: INTRODUCTION (Lecture and discussion – 3 hours)

 Background of Engineering

 Engineering as a Profession

 Registered Engineer, Professional Engineer and Competent Engineer

    

Week 2 – 6:  ACT, REGULATIONS, AND ENGINEERING STANDARD

Lecture – 4 hrs, Presentation  – 4 hrs  (8 hours)

Overview of Malaysian Law

Registration of Engineer act 1967 and the Regulation 1990

Contract and Contract Act 1950 (Revised 1974)

Electricity Supply act 1990 and the Amendment Act 2001 and the Regulations

Occupational safety and Health Act 1994 (Act 514) and the Regulations

Malaysia Engineering Standard & SIRIM

British Standards and other foreign standards

 

Week 6 – 14:  ENGINEERING Ethics 

Lecture - 3 hrs, Presentation - 14 hrs (17 hours)

        Overview and introduction to engineering ethics

        Professionalism and Codes of Engineering Ethics

        Understanding ethical problems

        Ethical problem-solving Techniques

        Risk, Safety and Accidents

        The rights and responsibilities of engineers

        Ethical issues in engineering practice

 

 

Industrial Seminar:  Boost Up Talent & Leadership Training Workshop by Pro-Q UTM (Date is TBA)                              

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                          

Textbook:

1.     Charles B. Fleddermann. (2012). Engineering Ethics. Pearson Prentice Hall 4th Ed.

 

 

 

References:

1.      Mike W. Martin and Roland Schinzinger. (2005). Ethics in Engineering. McGraw Hill.

2.      R. Logeswaran, Hairul Azhar, Pau Kiu Nai and Sim Hock Kheng. (2006).  Engineers in Society. McGraw Hill. 2nd Ed.

3.       Registration of Engineers Act 1967 and Registration of Engineer and Regulations 1990.

4.       Electricity Supply Act 1990 and Subsidiary Legislations

5.      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994.

6.      Contract Act 1950 (Revised 1974).

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