ENEG12007 - Design and Project Management
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will consult with stakeholders, generate design ideas as a member of a design team, manage the development of a functional prototype and fine-tune the prototype based on stakeholder feedback. You will pitch and demonstrate your design idea to an audience of peers and industry. You will apply relevant fundamental discipline knowledge and skills as well as project management principles.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEG11007 Engineering Industry Project Investigation OR ENEG11002 Engineering Skills 2) AND (ENEG11006 Engineering Statics OR ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity OR PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A OR PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B) AND MATH11218 Applied Mathematics AND ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers

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
  • Cairns
  • 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 10%
3. Portfolio 40%
4. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%

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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  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
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  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
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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
In order to improve the emphasis on entrepreneurship, it would be good to have input from a variety of people to share their experiences. Coordinator self reflection Guest lectures will be included.
Some students felt there was little new content in this course. Student feedback The textbooks will be changed and specific reflective tasks clearly linked to the learning outcomes will be added.
Many students enjoyed the autonomy of being able to choose their own project. Student feedback The focus of this course is to encourage creative design and entrepreneurship. Allowing students to choose their own project will be maintained.
Additional resources should be provided on specific topics related to the assessment and project outcomes. Coordinator self reflection Additional information will be provided on topics such as budget, risk assessment, alternative solution generation and intellectual property.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop a design specification by observing and interviewing potential users or clients
  2. Apply the techniques of project management in order to create a functional design prototype in a short timeline
  3. Generate design ideas by investigating current practice and using creativity tools
  4. Produce a design prototype using relevant fundamental discipline knowledge and skills including sustainability principles and Australian Standards
  5. Produce a design prototype based on stakeholder feedback
  6. Communicate and demonstrate a design idea as part of a team
  7. Work proactively and be professionally accountable in a team.
  8. Reflect on the creative design and project management process.

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

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 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Portfolio  
4 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Creative confidence: Unleashing the creative potential within us all
Author/s: Kelley, T. and Kelley, D. Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Crown Business
City: New York
Country: USA
Project management for engineering and construction
Author/s: Oberlender, G. Year: 2014
Edition: Third edition Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: Both of the textbooks are available in e-copy.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • MS Project
  • Modelling software specific to project
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 CoordinatorFae Martin (f.martin@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

Where do design ideas come from?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Introduction: The Heart of innovation
  • Chapter 1: Flip - From design thinking to creative confidence
  • Chapter 2: Dare - From fear to courage

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 3: Project initiation

Work on Design Idea.

Week 2 13-03-2017

How will you and your team work?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 3: Spark - From blank page to

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 4: Early estimates
  • Chapter 5: Project budgeting

Students to post Design Ideas on Team Creation Forum to attract team members to their idea

The Design Idea Due Friday (17 Mar 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Week 3 20-03-2017

Project management - what's important?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • No reading this week

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 6: Development of work plan
  • Chapter 14 Risk management

Teams work on Project Charter and project plan.

Week 4 27-03-2017

What problem are you trying to solve?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • No reading this week

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 8: Project scheduling

Teams work on understanding and defining the problem.

Teams work on finalising the Project Charter and project plan.

Project charter including detailed project plan Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Generating solutions - how and why?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 7: Move - Creative confidence to go

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 9: Tracking work

Teams work on generating potential solutions.

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

You, your team and your project - how are they performing?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 6: Team - Creatively confident groups

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 2: Working with project teams

Teams continue to generate potential solutions.

Week 7 24-04-2017

How will you decide which solution you want to pursue?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 5: Seek - From duty to passion

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 7: Design proposals
  • Chapter 10: Design coordination

Teams evaluate solutions.

Week 8 01-05-2017

What type of design prototype will you generate and how?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 4: Leap - From planning to action

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 11: Construction phase

Teams decide on the type of design prototype that they will generate and how they will go about producing the prototype.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Iteration, iteration, iteration... ?

Kelley & Kelley:

  • Chapter 8: Next - Embrace creative confidence

Oberlender:

  • Chapter 12: Project close out

Teams produce their prototype and start collecting feedback from users/ stakeholders.

Portfolio Due Friday (12 May 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

What is the best way to communicate your design outcome?

No further readings

Teams continue to refine their prototype and start to consider how they will communicate the design outcome.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Are you ready to close it out?

Teams continue to refine their prototype and work on their report and presentation.

Week 12 29-05-2017

The end... or is it?

Teams finalise their report and presentation.

Presentation and Written Assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title The Design Idea
Task Description

This is a 1 page submission. A template is provided on the Course Website. You must provide a statement of the design problem and identify the stakeholders in the design. The submission will also include a statement of the human resources and physical resources that you anticipate will be required in order to generate a feasible design and a design prototype. This submission may be done either individually or as a team of 2.

In order to give teams as much time as possible to work on their design, it is essential that the team formation process is completed as quickly as possible. For this reason, although the formal submission of this item is due at the end of Week 2, you are encouraged to post your Design Idea to the Team Formation Forum as early as possible to attract team members to your project.

Assessment Due Date Week 2 Friday (17-Mar-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 3 Wednesday (22-Mar-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The Design Idea must benefit people and not be intended to harm anyone or anything. Any Ideas that are intended to cause harm will receive 0 marks.

The statement of the design idea should be written using clear language and the need, opportunity and context for the problem should be identified.

Design stakeholders should be identified.

Human resources required, including the skills required, should be identified. This will assist in team formation as the team should be formed from people with appropriate skills.

Physical resources that may be required should also be identified, though these may change as the design problem is more clearly defined.

Further information about this assessment item is available on the Course website.


Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Individual submissions or submissions as a team of 2 are acceptable. If you are submitting as a team of 2, ensure that both your names are listed on the submission and you should BOTH submit. You will both get the same mark.

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

1. Develop a design specification by observing and interviewing potential users or clients

3. Generate design ideas by investigating current practice and using creativity tools

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Project charter including detailed project plan
Task Description

This is a team submission.

Your team will develop a Project Charter for the design. A template for the Project Charter is available on the Course Website. You will need to include information such as the reason for the project, project goal(s), scope, milestones/ deliverables, risks and communications plan.

Your team must also develop a detailed project plan which identifies the tasks you need to complete, deadlines, timeframes, sequencing and human and physical resources.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 5 Wednesday (05-Apr-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The Project Charter will include information on the budget, constraints, goal, scope, deliverables, risks and communication plan for the project.

The detailed project plan will have the project broken down into tasks, will show deadlines, have realistic timeframes allocated to tasks and have the tasks sequenced. Human and physical resources must be considered. Risks to successful project completion must be identified. A Gantt chart will form part of this submission.

Detailed Assessment Criteria for this assessment item is available on the Course Website.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must meet the Minimum requirements for this assessment item in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this course. Information on the Minimum requirements is available in the detailed Assessment Criteria for this assessment item.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

This is a team submission. You must list all members of your team on your submission. Only 1 member of your team needs to submit this item. Please submit as a single pdf file.

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

2. Apply the techniques of project management in order to create a functional design prototype in a short timeline

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

The Portfolio is an individual submission that allows you to demonstrate your achievement of the Learning Outcomes for the course.

You will provide evidence from your project work, team work and class activities to demonstrate your achievement of the Learning Outcomes. It is recognised that there may be some Learning Outcomes which you are still in process of achieving since this assessment item is due prior to the end of term.

As a guideline, the main body of your Portfolio should be no more than 2500 words.

There is further information available on the Course Website about this assessment item.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

A detailed Assessment Criteria for this submission is available on the Course Website.

At the beginning of Term, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the evidence you need to collect so that you can be collecting the required evidence as you work through the design process. You will require evidence such as minutes of team meetings, personal research for the project, notes/ photographs of participation in activities, evidence of personal design ideas such as sketches/ emails, evidence of working on a prototype, draft layout of team report and evidence of regular communication with your team. Some evidence will be related to the Tasks you will complete each week.

Make sure you read the detailed Assessment Criteria on the Course Website.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must meet the Minimum requirements for this assessment item in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this course. Information on the Minimum requirements is available in the detailed Assessment Criteria available on the Course website.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Develop a design specification by observing and interviewing potential users or clients

2. Apply the techniques of project management in order to create a functional design prototype in a short timeline

3. Generate design ideas by investigating current practice and using creativity tools

4. Produce a design prototype using relevant fundamental discipline knowledge and skills including sustainability principles and Australian Standards

5. Produce a design prototype based on stakeholder feedback

6. Communicate and demonstrate a design idea as part of a team

7. Work proactively and be professionally accountable in a team.

8. Reflect on the creative design and project management process.

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

8. Ethical practice



4 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

This is a team report and team presentation.

The intended audience for the report and presentation is either a potential investor or a group of executives at your company. You are trying to convince them that your design is worthy of further development and investment. In order to do that, you will need to convince them that you have identified a need and have defined the problem, that you have carried out extensive research and understand the current state of the art, that you have developed an understanding of user/ stakeholder needs, that you have investigated several possible solutions and chosen the best solution based on transparent criteria and that you have refined your design based on stakeholder feedback.

In other words, you have used the engineering design process and exhibited engineering judgement.

This is NOT intended to be a sales pitch with no substance. Convince your audience that you know your subject and that you have designed something that is feasible, based on solid engineering fundamentals, and will improve the life of the user.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Note that the Presentation may occur earlier in Week 12. Date and time of the presentation will be communicated via the Course Website by the end of Week 10.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

The Report should be concise and professional. The body of the report should be no more than 10 pages, the report should be appropriately structured and there should be no major spelling or grammar issues. The report must be appropriately referenced and the design as presented must be feasible.

The Presentation should be professional with team members appropriately dressed and behaving in a professional manner throughout. The team should convince the audience of the need for the design and that they understand user/ stakeholder requirements.

There is a detailed Assessment Criteria available for this assessment item on the Course Website.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You must meet the Minimum requirements for this assessment item in order to be eligible for a passing grade for this course. Information on the Minimum requirements is available in the detailed Assessment Criteria for this assessment item.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

All teams will present their design in real time. Distance students will participate via video-conference. Reports must have the name of all team members on the Title Page. Only 1 team member needs to submit the Report.

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

1. Develop a design specification by observing and interviewing potential users or clients

4. Produce a design prototype using relevant fundamental discipline knowledge and skills including sustainability principles and Australian Standards

5. Produce a design prototype based on stakeholder feedback

6. Communicate and demonstrate a design idea as part of a team

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

8. Ethical practice




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