College of Design and Engineering (CDE)

Assessment ES1000 is a 100% Continuous Assessment course.
Units Nil
Workload 2-2-0-2-2
Preclusion(s) Nil

This is a required course for students whose Qualifying English Test results show that they would benefit from basic English language skills support. Students in the course must pass this course before they are allowed to read the next required English course, English for Academic Purposes (ES1102/ES1103). The purpose of ES1000 is to improve the students' English language skills in reading, writing and grammar. These skills are taught, reviewed and reinforced through online, in-class and appropriate out-of-class activities. Assignments include reflections, written assignments and progress tests.

This course is taught over 1 semester with a two-hour online lecture/discussion/quiz and a two-hour sectional teaching per week.

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Assessment ES1103 is a 100% Continuous Assessment course.
Units Four
Workload 0-4-0-3-3

1. Placement through the Qualifying English Test or a pass in ES1000.

2. Only students who matriculated in AY2016/17 and onwards can take ES1103

Preclusion(s) ES1102

ES1103 serves as a bridging course for students who have taken the university's Qualifying English Test and are deemed to require additional language support for the academic context. It aims to equip students with the knowledge of the academic genre and the ability to apply such knowledge in academic communication. The course adopts a reading-into-writing approach using themed readings as springboard texts for students' writing and provides opportunities for analysing and internalising ways of organising academic texts. Students will acquire essential academic skills required to cope with the rigour of academic writing at a tertiary level.

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Assessment ES2631 is a 100% Continuous Assessment courses.
Units Four
Workload 1.5-2-0-4-2.5
Prerequisite(s) Students who are required to take ES1000 Foundation Academic English and/or ES1103 English for Academic Purposes must pass the courses before they are allowed to read this course.
  1. IEM1201%, UTW1001%, ES2531, ES1531, GEK1549 and GET1021, RVX courses(RVX1000, RVX1001, RVX1002, RVX1003).
  2. U-town students cannot select ES2631.
  3. RVRC students cannot select ES2631.

This courses equips students with competencies requiring students to analyze, critique, and communicate engineering ideas in a systematic and thoughtful manner. Students will be introduced to a reasoning in engineering framework (Paul et al., 2019), as well as key principles of effective communication in the field of engineering, such as being purpose- and context-conscious and audience-centric (Irish & Weiss, 2013). These will be applied to analyze engineering ideas in both written and oral communication. Students will also engage in a group engineering conceptual design project aimed at promoting critical analysis and communication within groups.

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Assessment CDE2000 is a 100% Continuous Assessment course.
Units Four
Workload 1-2-0-0-3
Prerequisite(s) Nil
Preclusion(s) Nil

Creating Narratives is an interdisciplinary course which aims to explore the principles of communication in Design and Engineering. The purpose of the course is to make explicit to students how they can draw on visual and verbal resources to clearly articulate the valued knowledge in their disciplines to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in a succinct manner. Students will explore a range of narratives around multimodal artefacts such as posters, renderings, drawings, models and exhibits from these disciplines to become familiar with the ways to engage, inform, critique and persuade different audiences and communicate their designs effectively.

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