The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the engineering and spatial science professions, to provide them with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of engineering science and to develop the basic skills necessary to effectively study in an engineering or spatial science discipline.
Allow approximately 8-9 hours study time per week for each 15 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Cost2019NZ students $738 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Topics covered include the nature of engineering and spatial science; fundamentals of engineering science and their application; and an exposure to a range of professional skills including technical communications, presentation tools, information literacy and project management.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- demonstrate an awareness of the breadth of engineering and spatial science professions and their impact on society and the environment;
- demonstrate an awareness of the attributes required by graduates in engineering and spatial science professions and the link between course objectives and graduate attributes;
- demonstrate an understanding of the engineering systems approach towards engineering design and analysis, across the broad spectrum of engineering and spatial sciences;
- describe qualitatively the fundamental concepts of engineering science in relation to dimensions and units, space and time, mass and force, temperature and heat transfer, basic electrical theory and energy transfer;
- demonstrate an ability to identify and link basic concepts and parameters in an engineering or spatial science context;
- apply basic quantitative relations for the analysis of space and time, mass and force, temperature and heat transfer, electrical circuit and energy transfer using appropriate SI units and treatment of associated uncertainties;
- demonstrate an ability to research and synthesise information, and apply analytical and critical thinking to that information;
- demonstrate an understanding of the need for accurate, concise, unambiguous communications in technical projects and competently prepare and present, effective, and efficient communications with the use of appropriate presentation tools.
60% internally assessed
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
This course is only available to New Zealand students, and all students must be living in New Zealand throughout the course of study.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: