Engineering and Design in Practice

Engineering context

Design and engineering are closely related and often interdependent disciplines. Both are critical to the outcomes of projects or problems that require construction of any kind.

In this one-day workshop you’ll learn the difference between design and engineering, obtain a holistic view of safety in design, discover how to improve your decision making and judgement, as well as get an understanding of how to assign appropriate scope and responsibilities within projects.

The workshop will focus on best practices for engineering and design with reference to the construction phase of a project. It will look at key documents that are necessary for any project and the process of verification, validation and review. There will also be an emphasis on communicating with stakeholders through appropriate documentation and well-defined hand sketches in each design stage.

An experienced engineering team leader will guide you through the engineering and design process and provide you with examples to support your development. In addition, you will be guided through the drafting process and provided with an understanding of its importance and application.

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds 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 a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Engineering and Design in Practice


"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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For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

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

Is this course for you?

This workshop is suited to those who are part of a construction project team, new to managing construction projects or experienced professionals wanting to review and improve their engineering design process for construction.

It will be particularly useful for engineers, engineering technologists, associate engineers, technical officers, construction project managers, procurement professionals, superintendents and commercial managers.

Your facilitator for this course

Michael West is a Chartered professional engineer at RPEQ and NPER (Mechanical and Building Services). He is also a member of the Mechanical College Board of Engineers Australia.

Throughout his career, Michael has worked in key roles across multi-million dollar projects, including Bid Leader and Procurement Lead ($36m project), Design Management and Engineering Team Leader ($130m project), and as a Job Manager, Senior Engineer ($500m project).

His experience has led him to work within a diverse range of industries, which include steel, mining, oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing, construction and most recently renewable energy.

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