ENAG12002 - Engineering Associate Project
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, students will apply the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their Associate Degree to a capstone project. They will manage the project, identify and apply required technical knowledge, develop a project problem definition from a loosely formed client brief and produce detail drawings and documentation. Students will demonstrate a systems approach to design activities incorporating sustainability principles. They will also review the conduct and management of engineering enterprises based on personal work experience and reflect on the engineering design process and project management and their role in it. They will operate in an ethical manner, communicate effectively and provide evidence of professional conduct and a commitment to lifelong learning. Note: Students must have completed minimum of 6 weeks work experience in an engineering para-professional role or carry out an industry-based project in order to be eligible for a passing grade in this unit.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must have completed 72 credit points.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Evaluation

Term 2 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 59% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Tutor/lecturer very helpful. Timely feedback. Intermediate submissions helped keep students on track. Level of complexity just right. Requirements clearly defined. Student feedback survey Students commented that the tutor/ lecturer was very helpful and timely feedback was given on intermediate submissions. This practice should be continued.
Some more detail of requirements and some more feedback on draft submissions would be helpful. Also, provide some examples of previous students' work, both good and bad, as exemplars. Student feedback survey Students commented that more detail of requirements and some more feedback on draft submissions would be helpful. This should be improved in 2016.
Consider adding a course or module in project management. Student feedback survey Students suggested that a module on project management would be helpful. This should be given more emphasis in 2016.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply the techniques of project management to planning and design of an engineering project
  2. Identify, justify and apply the technical knowledge and skills required to develop a project specification and design
  3. Develop a project problem definition and conceptual design consistent with Australian Standards and current engineering practice from a loosely formed client brief
  4. Produce detail drawings and documentation for an engineering project using common drafting practices and Australian and industry standards appropriate to discipline
  5. Demonstrate a systems approach to design activities incorporating sustainability principles
  6. Review and discuss the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce based on personal work experience
  7. Reflect on the engineering design process and project management, your role as a designer both as an individual and as a team member, and the role of other stakeholders in these processes
  8. Provide evidence of ethical conduct, effective oral and written communication, professional conduct as a member of a peer learning team and a commitment to life-long learning

This unit assists students to develop the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates.

Knowledge and Skill Base: Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6

Engineering Professional Ability: Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4

Professional and Personal Attributes: Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 assist development of Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Other specialised software relevant to your project
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Turabian referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPrasad Gudimetla (p.gudimetla@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Blackboard Collaborate Session - 2 hour - TBA

  • Introduction to the unit
  • Overview of Engineering Projects
  • Developing Project aim and Objectives
  • Expectations - Are you biting off more than you can chew?
  • Identify any IP/Confidentiality issues

Refer to Lecture Slides

Event 1 (E1): Read the unit profile thoroughly and understand what is required of you to successfully complete this unit.

E2: Consider the type of project work you need to undertake to achieve the learning outcomes of this unit.

E3: Begin preliminary project proposal - 2 pages (max)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Blackboard Collaboration Session - 2 hour - TBA

  • Tips to conducting literature reviews
  • Project Methodology - Exploring the options
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Approaches
  • Project Planning - the timeline

Refer to Lecture Slides

E3: Develop a 2 page project proposal and spell out the project aim and objectives and expected outcomes.

Write a 1 page summary on how your project will help you achieve the learning outcomes of this unit.

E4: Identify any IP/Confidentiality issues in your project. Get all parties to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements where applicable.

Submission (S1): 2 page project proposal and 1 page summary on achieving LOs by Friday, 17th March 2017 11:59 p.m.

Where applicable, all NDAs have to signed by relevant stakeholders before the transmission/sharing of any sensitive information. A copy of the NDA can be downloaded via the Unit Moodle site.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Projects commence:

  • Develop Project Methodology
  • Estimate the resources you need
  • Engineering/technical skills audit

Literature Review

Return of Submission 1 - after approval

E5: Develop a justification for the proposed methodology

E6: Have you considered the resources you need to carry out the project?

E7: Analyse the engineering/technical skills you need to apply to realise your project objectives

Submission (S2): Submit draft Project Plan by Friday, 24th March 2017 11:59 p.m. Include a Gantt Chart.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Literature Review continues

Project work continues

E8: Commence developing Chapter 2 Literature Review. Depending on your project topic and scope, this chapter can be anything from 10 to 25 pages.

E9: Get a grip of citation and referencing styles. Harvard style is preferred.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Project work continues

E10: Revise/review the proposed Project Methodology, design of experiments and data analysis methods you will use in your project. This will constitute Chapter 3 of your project report.

Submission (S3): Submit a draft methodology, design of experiments and data collection methods as applicable by Friday, 7th April 2017 11:59 p.m.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Project work continues

Return of feedback on S3

Provide weekly update by every Friday

Week 7 24-04-2017

Project work continues

Provide weekly update by every Friday

Submission (S4): Draft Literature Review by Friday, 28th April 2017 11:59 p.m.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Project work continues

Provide weekly update by every Friday

Return of feedback on S4

Week 9 08-05-2017

Project work continues

Provide weekly update by every Friday

Week 10 15-05-2017

Project work continues

Submission (S5): Submit draft project report by Friday, 19th May 2017 11:59 p.m.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Finalise portfolio.

Return of feedback on draft submissions

E11: Project work - devote time to assess the information you have gathered and develop your project report; and using the feedback on your draft report.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Finalise portfolio.

E12: Project work - devote time to assess the information you have gathered and develop your project report; and using the feedback on your draft report.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Celebrate and reflect!

Submit Project Portfolio by Friday, 9th June 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Portfolio Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

There will be two 2-hour Blackboard Collaborate Sessions in Weeks 1 and 2. These sessions are designed to introduce this unit to you and highlight the major issues you need to address that will help you achieve the learning outcomes. These sessions are also deemed useful to clarify any queries you may have about the unit and the expectations. The session times will be announced closer to the beginning of the semester via email.

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Your Portfolio must comprise the following compulsory items in this unit:

  1. Project Report (learning outcomes, LO2-5)
  2. Oral Presentation Video (5-6 minutes, LO8)
  3. Reflective paper on your project planning and management process (LO1)
  4. Reflective paper on engineering practice as defined in learning outcomes (LO 6, 7, 8)
  • Further information on each of the compulsory items is available on the Moodle site.
  • This is an individual project. All the resources for the unit are available on the Moodle site.
  • There are no face-to-face lectures or tutorials for this unit. There will be some online sessions in the first few weeks to make sure that everyone gets started quickly.
  • The preliminary submissions are also designed to give you timely feedback and to walk you through the steps of the project.
  • It is your responsibility to monitor progress, manage and drive the project, seek assistance if required and arrange a regular reporting/meeting schedule with the unit coordinator.
  • Your project plan is a key ingredient in your timely completion of the project and you should review it and adjust it (if required) every week.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Notification of your grade wil occur through the formal results process at the end of the Term.
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

An Assessment Criteria Sheet and information regarding requirements for each compulsory item will be available on the Moodle site.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or Turabian
Submission Online

Please submit all items as a single zip file through the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply the techniques of project management to planning and design of an engineering project

2. Identify, justify and apply the technical knowledge and skills required to develop a project specification and design

3. Develop a project problem definition and conceptual design consistent with Australian Standards and current engineering practice from a loosely formed client brief

4. Produce detail drawings and documentation for an engineering project using common drafting practices and Australian and industry standards appropriate to discipline

5. Demonstrate a systems approach to design activities incorporating sustainability principles

6. Review and discuss the conduct and management of engineering enterprises and the structure and capabilities of the engineering workforce based on personal work experience

7. Reflect on the engineering design process and project management, your role as a designer both as an individual and as a team member, and the role of other stakeholders in these processes

8. Provide evidence of ethical conduct, effective oral and written communication, professional conduct as a member of a peer learning team and a commitment to life-long learning

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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