Introduction of Graduate Capabilities Through Teamworker and Extended Project in Infomechatronics
Iyer, R. Mahalinga, (2007) Introduction of Graduate Capabilities Through Teamworker and Extended Project in Infomechatronics. AEESEAP Journal, 31 (1). pp. 8-14. ISSN 0125-8737
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Queensland University of Technology, School of Engineering Systems
Accreditation of engineering courses requires the incorporation of not only technical content but also generic capabilities development in the course structure. Among the manyrequirements are: • Ability to communicate effectively, with engineering teams and the community at large • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary teams, as a team leader as well as an effective team member. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is committed to the integration of generic capabilities with the technical content. QUT has listed seven graduate capabilities to be incorporated in every course. Communication and collaborative working are among these seven graduate capabilities. The infomechatronics course is an engineering program integrating mechanical, electrical and information technology. This course is an Engineers Australia accredited course. There are several subjects that specifically include graduate capabilities within the course. One of the subjects that include team work and communication skills is Mechatronics Systems Design. This unit uses extended laboratory work as a means to facilitate team work and communication skills. This paper outlines the structure of this subject and the use of ‘TeamWorker’, a web based facility developed at QUT, in developing team work and communication skills with students’ response in this development.
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