ENRP20003 - Engineering Research Project Implementation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed so that students can complete an investigative study through the analysis of, reflection on and critique of, an area of their professional practice that was commenced in Engineering Research Project Planning. By completing this project, students will contribute to the body of knowledge for their discipline. Students will present their project in a thesis, a professional presentation and a technical paper.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Departmental consent required. Students must have successfully completed the Planning phase of the project before being enrolled in this unit.

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 2 - 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 Postgraduate 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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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
Good aspects: Coaching and mentoring by the supervisor - Dr Subhash Course evaluation Will try to maintain
What aspects of the course are most in need of improvement: Time frame for completion for FIFO workers on longer rosters. Course evaluation Special arrangement can be negotiated for those type of students.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse and synthesise information gathered in order to develop a sustainable and socially responsible solution.
  2. Demonstrate leadership by contributing to the body of knowledge related to the discipline area and participating in professional networks.
  3. Communicate findings using written and oral methods to inform both internal and external workplace practicing professionals.
  4. Critically reflect on self-performance and develop a plan for lifelong and professional learning.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication  
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management  
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility  
7. Leadership  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Guide to Research Projects for Engineering Students: Planning, Writing and Presenting
Author/s: Leong, E. C., Heah, C. L. H., & Ong, K. K. W. Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: CRC Press
Country: US
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This text is also available in Kindle edition. However, paper copies are still available at the CQUni Bookshop here

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMohammad Rasul (m.rasul@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 10-07-2017

Begin project implementation. Recap the planning report and continue research for implementation project.

Make an appointment with your supervisor to discuss the overall plan/strategy of completing project implementation.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Update literature review and revise methodology, if needed. Plan for data collection/measurement. Prepare experimental set-up if applicable.

Have a meeting with your supervisor to discuss about plan for data collection/measurement and analysis.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Continue with data collection/measurement/analysis, or simulation. Update introduction and literature review chapters for your report.

Progress report 1, Due on Friday of week 3 by midnight.

Submit your progress report 1 which basically your revised chapter 1 (Introduction) and chapter 2 (Literature Review) to your supervisor for feedback and discussion.

The Moodle submission link will be created in due time.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Continue with data collection/measurement/analysis. Update methodology chapter for your implementation report.

Have a meeting with your supervisor to discuss about updating methodology chapter and data collection/analysis.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Continue with data collection/measurement/analysis and updating methodology chapter for your implementation report.

Progress report 2, Due on Friday of week 5 by midnight.

Submit your progress report 2 which is basically updated methodology chapter and preliminary data analysis to your supervisor for feedback and discussion.

The Moodle submission link will be created in due time.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017 Continue research, prepare results and their respective interpretation and discussion. Outline whole implementation report.

Have meeting (face to face/ Skype/phone) with your supervisor to discuss outline of your report.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Continue with results, discussion and analysis, and simulation if any. Prepare results for discussion with supervisor. Start writing draft implementation report based on the outline you negotiated with your supervisor.

Progress report 3, Due on Friday of week 7 by midnight.

Submit your progress report 3 which should be on more in depth analysis of results including discussion to your supervisor for feedback and discussion.

The Moodle submission link will be created in due time.

Week 8 04-09-2017

Continue research and further develop draft implementation report.

Have meeting (face to face/ Skype/phone) with your supervisor to discuss if you need any interim feedback.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Complete draft report for submission to your supervisor for feedback.

Draft report, Due on Friday of week 9 by midnight.

Submit draft implementation report to your academic supervisor for feedback.

You will not be able to submit your final report until you have received feedback on your draft report and addressed into final report.

The Moodle submission link will be created in due time.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Continue writing/revising your draft.

Have meeting (face to face/ Skype/phone) with your supervisor to discuss about final report and addressing feedback on draft report.

Week 11 25-09-2017

Revise draft report by incorporating feedback from your supervisor. Prepare all the elements of implementation project folder.

Have meeting (face to face/ Skype/phone) with your supervisor for finalising and discussing final report and project folder and if there is any last minute feedback needed.

Week 12 02-10-2017

Review and finalise all the elements of implementation project forlder. You will have to submit your implementation folder by Friday, midnight, of this week.

Portfolio Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Project Portfolio comprises of final report followed by a few pages reflective paper i.e. your reflection on your learning journey and achievement in project implementation. Omission of any of the compulsory items may result in Fail grade. Further information on each of the compulsory items is available on the Moodle web site of this unit.

This is an individual project. All the resources for the unit are available on the Moodle web page of this unit. There are no face-to-face lectures or tutorials for this unit. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor progress, manage and drive the project, seek assistance if required and arrange a regular reporting/meeting schedule with their academic supervisor.

The report will be assessed based on your demonstrated ability. You should show that you have;

1. demonstrated a detailed technical knowledge of the project area and proficiency in all technical aspects of the project

2. developed the ability to think critically and to make sound judgement

3. demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively (e.g. engineering report).

4. presented well formatted and quality report.

PROGRESS REPORT

Assessment will be based on the quality of three progress reports submitted to supervisors.

You must contact and communicate with your supervisor regularly (email/skype/telephone/etc). If you fail to take responsibility and communicate with your Supervisor for more than four (4) weeks without prior arrangement, you may be asked to show cause why a grade of FAIL should not be given.

Progress reports should be emailed to your supervisor and submitted on-line in Moodle. Dates for submission of progress reports are specified in the study schedule. The Supervisor will assess your report based on your achievement in project, the quality of the reports and adherence to the schedule. Each progress report should present important issues and problems you faced, major decisions made, your progress over the past period and planned activities for the following period.

Before any laboratory or workshop activities (if applicable) commence, or before any materials are brought to the University for construction or testing purposes, students are required to prepare project work plans and conduct risk assessments in line with the University policy documents. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a FAIL.

DRAFT REPORT

In Week 9, you must provide your Supervisor with a draft version of your report for feedback. It should be submitted on-line into Moodle and emailed to your supervisor. You will not be able to submit your final report unless you have addressed supervisor's feedback into your final report.

REPORT LAYOUT

Title page

Title

School name

Student name and student number

Supervisor’s name

Unit code and name The Term and Year of unit enrollment.

Executive summary

No more than two pages giving an overview of the project objectives, thesis content and results.

Acknowledgements (if any)

Table of contents

List of figures

List of tables

Nomenclature (if any)

Introduction

Background into the project including the rationale supporting the need to undertake it and defining the objectives and scopes of the study.

Literature review

A literature review is an account of IMPORTANT information has been published on topics related to your project by recognised scholars, workers and researchers. Quality is more important than quantity. You should identify the important sources of information, and explain why you place your confidence in them. It is part of the introduction to your report. In writing the literature review, your purpose is to convey to your reader what knowledge and ideas have been established on a topic, and what you perceive to be their strengths and weaknesses. As a piece of writing, the literature review must be defined by your project objective. It is not just a descriptive list of the material available or a set of summaries of any published articles. Besides enlarging your knowledge about the topic, writing a literature review lets you gain and demonstrate skills in two areas, namely information seeking and critical appraisal.

Information seeking: the ability to scan the literature efficiently, using manual or computerised methods, to identify a set of useful articles and books

Critical appraisal: the ability to apply principles of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies.

A literature review should be organised around and related directly to the project you are developing, it should synthesize results into a summary of what is and is not known, identify areas of controversy in the literature, and it should identify or recommend a best method of approach to solving the project objective.

Methodology

A detailed description of the work that you have performed.

Results and Discussion

This section is most important for your report. You need to clearly discuss and explain results obtained with their correct interpretation, and graphs and tables.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Findings and outcomes of the implementation work, and some recommendations for further study should be provided here.

References

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Portfolio.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Feedback will be provided
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

An Assessment Criteria Sheet and information regarding requirements for each compulsory item is available on the Moodle web site page of this unit. The Assessment Criteria Sheet documents the level of achievement required to achieve "Acceptable", "Good" or "Excellent" ratings for each Learning Outcome. A rubric for awarding grades based on the levels of Acceptable, Good and Excellent is included in the Assessment Criteria sheet.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%. Students must demonstrate an acceptable achievement in each of the learning outcomes to be eligible for a passing grade.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Plagiarism is unacceptable.

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

1. Analyse and synthesise information gathered in order to develop a sustainable and socially responsible solution.

2. Demonstrate leadership by contributing to the body of knowledge related to the discipline area and participating in professional networks.

3. Communicate findings using written and oral methods to inform both internal and external workplace practicing professionals.

4. Critically reflect on self-performance and develop a plan for lifelong and professional learning.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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