ENEG14003 - Engineering Honours Project Planning
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) course, you will work independently to plan a project that allows you to demonstrate technical and professional capabilities (Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies) expected of graduating professional engineers. You will conduct research, demonstrate critical thinking and document sound analysis, decision-making and judgement to support your project. You will work and learn autonomously, prepare and adhere to work and reporting schedules, communicate progress, and prepare formal and informal project documents. You will define and scope your project, apply technical knowledge, assess safety and risks and prepare a proposal and plan for implementing the project in the following implementation unit. Note: Before enrolment can be accepted, you must confirm with the unit coordinator that you have identified a suitable project, obtained an academic adviser and have completed all relevant units in prior years of the course.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

COND: Completion of all prior units in the nominal course structure - to be checked by Head of Course or Unit Coordinator during facilitation of the enrolment process.

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
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Written Assessment 50%

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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Evaluation

Term 1 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40% 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
More clarity on assessment requirements Self evaluation and Have your Say Grading Criteria sheet to be reviewed
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning phases of an engineering project
  2. Prepare a project scope with your advisers that includes a project definition, identification of project stakeholders and expected milestones and deliverables.
  3. Research critical areas of your project by evaluating and extracting information from key reputable sources and relevant authorities.
  4. Identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including application of appropriate technical capability developed in preceding units of study, and integration with new capabilities necessary to form a comprehensive project plan.
  5. Prepare a project proposal that justifies the continuation of the project into the implementation phases

By undertaking this unit and the follow-on Implementation unit students will demonstrate Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to a substantial degree.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

There are no prescribed textbooks

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
The Thinker's Guide to Engineering Reasoning
Author/s: Richard Paul, Dr. Robert Niewoehner and Linda Elder Year: 2013
Edition: 2nd Publisher: Foundation for Critical Thinking
City: Tomales State: CA
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

Also available as a Kindle Edition. Check http://www.criticalthinking.org/store/products/engineering-reasoning-2nd-edition/232

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Word processing software such as MS Word
  • Presentation software such as MS Powerpoint
  • Project management software such as MS Project
  • Software specific to project
All submissions for this unit must use the Turabian referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJustin Hyde (j.hyde@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

Commence researching your project.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Start preparing your project scope.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 3 20-03-2017

Check guidelines for scope in Moodle.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Submit your project scope for feedback.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Project Scope Due Monday (27 Mar 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Continue developing your literature review and proposed project methodology.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Check guidelines for literature review in Moodle.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 6 17-04-2017

Submit your literature review for feedback.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Literature Review Due Tuesday (18 Apr 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Continue developing your proposed project methodology.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Check guidelines for your proposed project methodology in Moodle.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Submit your proposed project methodology for feedback.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Proposed Project Methodology Due Monday (08 May 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Continue developing your project proposal and reflections.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Check guidelines for proposal and reflections in Moodle.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Week 12 29-05-2017

Submit your portfolio for grading and moderation.

Share progress with adviser(s)

Portfolio Due Monday (29 May 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project Scope
Task Description

Prepare a project scope which includes the following sections:

  1. Project aim and objectives
  2. Project justification
  3. Stakeholder identification and stakeholder communication plan
  4. Anticipated resources required
  5. Expected project deliverables
  6. Expected project milestones
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (27-Mar-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Vacation Week Monday (10-Apr-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria
Your project scope must meet the minimum standard as described in the assessment criteria sheet in Moodle. The assessment criteria also specifies how you may achieve a higher mark for your project scope.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 25%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning phases of an engineering project

2. Prepare a project scope with your advisers that includes a project definition, identification of project stakeholders and expected milestones and deliverables.

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



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Literature Review
Task Description

Prepare a literature review appropriate for your project.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Tuesday (02-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your literature review must meet the minimum standard as described in the assessment criteria sheet in Moodle. The assessment criteria also specifies how you may achieve a higher mark for your literature review.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 25%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning phases of an engineering project

3. Research critical areas of your project by evaluating and extracting information from key reputable sources and relevant authorities.

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



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Proposed Project Methodology
Task Description

Prepare a project methodology that will help you achieve the deliverables of your project.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your proposed project methodology must meet the minimum standard as described in the assessment criteria sheet in Moodle. The assessment criteria also specifies how you may achieve a higher mark for your proposed project methodology.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 25%
Referencing Style Turabian or Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning phases of an engineering project

4. Identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including application of appropriate technical capability developed in preceding units of study, and integration with new capabilities necessary to form a comprehensive project plan.

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



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Prepare a portfolio which must include the following compulsory components.

  • Project Proposal which justifies that your project may continue into the Implementation phases.
  • Reflections on how well your project helps you meet some of the CQU Graduate Capabilities for your discipline.

Failure to include either portfolio component will result in a non-passing grade.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Once marking and moderation have been completed
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Your portfolio must meet the minimum standard as described in the assessment criteria sheet in Moodle. The assessment criteria also specifies how you may achieve a higher mark for your portfolio.

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

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

1. Apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning phases of an engineering project

2. Prepare a project scope with your advisers that includes a project definition, identification of project stakeholders and expected milestones and deliverables.

3. Research critical areas of your project by evaluating and extracting information from key reputable sources and relevant authorities.

4. Identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including application of appropriate technical capability developed in preceding units of study, and integration with new capabilities necessary to form a comprehensive project plan.

5. Prepare a project proposal that justifies the continuation of the project into the implementation phases

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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