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MG5090 – Heritage, Culture and Sustainability in Engineering

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Heritage, Culture and Sustainability in Engineering
To enable students to develop and enhance their awareness and knowledge of New Zealand in terms of its history, heritage and engineered (to use professional engineering skill to design or create something) development by exploring key historical events that have occurred within this cultural, political and social framework. This course will develop the students understanding of how culture, heritage and commerce are contributing to the development of New Zealand society and why and how these values and qualities should be protected and enhanced for future generations
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
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Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Examine the significance and contribution of Maori culture to New Zealand business.
Examine the significant pioneers of history and the important social events that have occurred in New Zealand's past and demonstrate how these events have contributed to the development of contemporary New Zealand society.
Evaluate the uniqueness of New Zealand from a cultural and environmental perspective and discuss the importance of sustainable resource use and conservation.
Evaluate changes that have occurred in New Zealand in terms of heritage management, culture awareness and the social framework and describe the paradox of environmental and cultural heritage management and the significance of this to the New Zealand economy.
Evaluate New Zealand's position within the global community and the effect that internationalisation has had on the business sector in New Zealand.
Analyse factors (including social cognitions) in New Zealands current cultural, social and political environment that may influence workplace or commercial behaviours, and which, additionally, may flavour potential changes to New Zealands society within the next decade.
Social history
The Treaty of Waitangi
History of engineering in New Zealand
Our ancestors (to or from) New Zealand
Cross-cultural distinctions (and associated social cognitions or thoughts)
Socio-political attitudes, politics and government
Pioneers of history
Heritage management
Sustainable development and management

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