Short Courses

Engineering and Design in Practice

Explore how to arrange and apply in-practice engineering systems, including their commercial and legal aspects, to achieve better outcomes.
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Explore how to arrange and apply in-practice engineering systems, including their commercial and legal aspects, to achieve better outcomes.

Engineering and design require creativity, technical skill and perspective. Engineering is used to understand a design, while business acumen and a legal understanding bring it all together to help realise a project's full potential.

Using the asset lifecycle and systems engineering principles, you'll review external influences on engineering, such as legislation, standards and commerce.

You'll also look at how engineering and design influences the working life of an engineer. You'll be able to use these insights to improve your processes and achieve greater success for similar effort.

After completing this course, you'll have a new perspective on assets, engineering and design in practice. You'll also understand concepts, ideals, tools and techniques that you can apply in your workplace straight away.

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8 Hours

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Face to Face
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Key design processes and procedures
  • Process of verification, validation and review
  • Appropriate documentation to communicate with stakeholders
  • A new perspective to improve the application of knowledge, experience and resources to a business or project-related activity
  • Clarity about design, legislation and standards
  • How to view engineering from concept to completion and strategically complete necessary documents
  • Critical thinking skills—understanding yourself and others in an engineering context
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers and people who work with engineers, including:

  • engineering technologists
  • project managers
  • technical officers
  • procurement professionals
  • lawyers
  • accountants
  • managers
  • superintendents
  • tradespeople.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Engineering and design context
  • Safety-in-design
  • Lifecycles
  • Engineering and design management
  • Engineering and design in practice
  • Lifecycles in engineering
  • Engineering documentation
  • Procurement
  • Draughting and digital fundamentals
  • Human factors
  • Engineering assurance
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
13. Local engineering knowledge
14. Problem analysis
16. Evaluation

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Michael West
The processes and procedures made me think of project engineering in a different way, adding value to how I operate on a daily basis.
participant, 2019
Most valuable learning for me was understanding how to ensure fit for purpose engineering deliverables are developed.
Muthuramen, 2019
[The course] linked standards to contracts to deliverables, demonstrating how an increased knowledge in standards can have a greater influence on design.
participant, 2019
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