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MG7121 – Professional Engineering Practice

Module code
Module title
Professional Engineering Practice
To enable students to critically apply knowledge and understanding of professional practice for engineers, professional engineering roles and activities and their interactions with society and the environment.
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes

1.Appraise the professional role of engineers in society and industry.
2.Evaluate and apply laws within the engineering practice area.
3.Critique moral and ethical issues related to the environment in an engineering context.
4.Critically explore issues relating to behavioural management in the practice of engineering.
5.Critically apply knowledge of Mori cultural concepts and perspectives to those of the Crown and project management development
Engineers: types, roles, routes to qualifications, industry organisations, professional structures, national and international.
Concepts, characteristics & obligations of a profession.
Moral problems, dilemmas and their relationship to engineering ethics.
Contrast of ethical behaviour with law and free choice.
Corporate social responsibility.
Contracts, law of contracts, specifications, patent law, copyright & liability.
Legal issues connected to engineering, resource systems, sustainability concepts. including the Resource Management Act, Safety and Risk management.
Motivation, leadership, conflict, change, human resources, team work.
Engagement with Maori using local iwi protocol
Maori perspectives of society and the environment including Mana Whenua and stewardship, customary rights, sustainability, spirituality.

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