|Course title||Technology, Society and Engineering Practice
|Course description||This course teaches the following topics: the impact of technology on society; introduction to engineering as a profession (different engineering fields, professional societies and registration, soft skills for working in a team); engineering design and innovation; introduction to intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, registered design and patents); engineering project management; product safety; professional ethics; liability and responsibility; workplace safety; environmental impact and market requirements; case studies and experience sharing from industry; global energy policies and standards.
本科講授以下的題目：科技對社會的影響；專業工程的介紹（不同工程領域的簡介， 專業工程師學會及註冊， 團隊成員的溝通技巧）；工程設計及創新；知識產權的介紹（版權，商標權，註冊設計權及專利權）；工程項目的管理；產品安全；專業道德；責任及義務；工作場所的安全守則；對環境影響及市場的要求；個案研討；工程師實務經驗的分享；全球性的能源政策和標準。
|Exclusion||CSCI3250 or CSCI3251 or ENGG2601 or ENGG2602|
|Grade Descriptors||A/A-: EXCELLENT – exceptionally good performance and far exceeding expectation in all or most of the course learning outcomes; demonstration of superior understanding of the subject matter, the ability to analyze problems and apply extensive knowledge, and skillful use of concepts and materials to derive proper solutions.
B+/B/B-: GOOD – good performance in all course learning outcomes and exceeding expectation in some of them; demonstration of good understanding of the subject matter and the ability to use proper concepts and materials to solve most of the problems encountered.
C+/C/C-: FAIR – adequate performance and meeting expectation in all course learning outcomes; demonstration of adequate understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
D+/D: MARGINAL – performance barely meets the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of partial understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
F: FAILURE – performance does not meet the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of serious deficiencies and the need to retake the course.
|Learning outcomes||At the end of the course of studies, students will have acquired the ability to
1. examine the impact of technology on the society and the environment;
2. recognize the contributions of engineers to the society;
3. appreciate the design and innovation aspects of engineering profession;
4. acquire the skills and tools to manage engineering projects;
5. learn the skills for working in a team;
6. understand the value of being an ethical engineer and a responsible citizen.
(for reference only)
|Short answer test or exam: 50%
|Recommended Reading List||1. E.A. Stephan et al., Thinking like an engineer: an active learning approach, Pearson Prentice Hall, 3rd ed, 2015.
2. The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers web site (https://www.hkie.org.hk).
3. Intellectual Property Department web site (https://www.ipd.gov.hk).
4. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) web site (https://www.ogcio.gov.hk).
|AISTN programme learning outcomes||Course mapping|
|Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to:|
|1. identify, formulate and solve AI-related engineering problems (K/S);||Y|
|2. design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability (K/S/V);
|3. understand the impact of AI solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public (K/V);||Y|
|4. communicate and work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams (S/V);
|5. apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the AI degree discipline (K/S);
|6. design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret massive data (K/S);|
|7. use the techniques, skills, and modern computing tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the AI and computing discipline (K/S);||Y|
|8. understand professional and ethical responsibility (K/V); and||Y|
|9. recognize the need for and the importance of life-long learning (V).
|Remarks: K = Knowledge outcomes; S = Skills outcomes; V = Values and attitude outcomes|