Assessment 1: Professional Journal
This is a summary of the activities you have undertaken during the week. The purpose of the assessment is to develop on a weekly basis a deeper understanding of the requirements for personal improvement through reflection of work experience. In particular, you should record any instances that demonstrate the following:
• Applicatory skills, interpersonal and social skills, self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character.
• Development of work disciplines and routines.
• Development of self-confidence and maturity.
• Understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority, self reliance and contribution to team working when working to deadlines.
• Continued professional development oriented towards membership of EngNZ or another appropriate professional body.
• Improvement of analytical problem solving techniques and skills.
• Improvement transferable skills, which are likely to be largely dependent
On type of work experience, but broadly in the application of industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures, management skills, interpretation of procedures, drawings and programmes of work, etc.These are general themes for the sort of professional development that you will experience as a developing professional engineer. However, it is not expected that each instalment of the diary will require you to make reference to all of these issues. Over the duration of the 12 weeks of the course it is anticipated that you will be in the position of being able to demonstrate development a range of professional competences. If in doubt as far as your development is concerned, or if you identify that there are some areas that you feel are weak as you progress, speak to your academic supervisor to see how additional readings, training or development may be achieved. You should see your academic supervisor as a resource for your development to help you through this process of reflection.Task1: Describe the level of engineering problem solving you were able to apply. Ensure in your discussion that you:
• Investigate and analyse relevant information using quantitative and qualitative techniques as appropriate – remember that the nature of the problem will dictate the solutions required;
• Demonstrate your developing ability to identify and assess alternative options;
• Analyse technical aspects and design or develop solutions in line with good practice for professional engineering;
• Tests analysis for correctness of results, if appropriate;
• Demonstrate your developing ability to choose between options and justify decisions;
• Demonstrate that the solution is safe and sustainable.Note that developing a technical solution, product or outcome is not restricted to design. The competence applies to range of roles from research and development, to construction, production and implementation.Contributing to the development of EngNZ competencies: c, d, eTask2: Discuss the responsibility that you took on board in order to solve this problem, including the level of accountability and responsibility you had for decision making, including coordination and evaluating outcomes. Ensure in your discussion that you:
• Demonstrate your developing ability and confidence to identify and assess alternative options;
• Demonstrate your develop Assessment 5 (EngNZ Competence Grouping Four: Professional Acumen) A critical elements within the makeup of the professional engineer is the commitment to high ethical standards in the delivery of their professional service to their clients and in a wider sense to society. Consider a project that you have been involved with in providing professional guidance or advice. This project may be either in the recent past or at present. Consequently:
Task 1: Review your behaviour, and/or the behaviour of others, around the delivery of professional advice throughout the duration of your involvement in that project. Discuss your actions with reference to the code of ethics of EngNZ highlighting where you may have:
A. Acted in accordance with the relevant code of ethics even in difficult circumstances (includes demonstrating an awareness of limits of capability; and thus acting with integrity and honesty and demonstrating self management)
B. Recognised the wider societal issues which may include some of the following:
• Recognised the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of professional engineering activities generally;
• Considered, and took into account, health and safety compliance issues and impact(s) on those affected by engineering activities;
• Considered, and took into account, possible social, cultural and environmental impacts and consults where appropriate;
• Considered Treaty of Waitangi implications and consulted accordingly;
• Recognised impact and long-term effects of engineering activities on the environment;
• Recognised foreseeable effects and where practicable sought to reduce adverse effects. Contributing to the development of EngNZ competencies: h, i