ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will apply, expand and reflect on your knowledge of professional engineering practice through investigating a real-world engineering project. You will work in a small team guided by a professional engineer to develop your project outcomes. You will learn to research a scope of investigation when presented with a complex and ill-defined situation; to apply the engineering method of problem solving to investigate several viable solutions and; to enhance project outcomes by applying concepts of sustainability and evidence-based decision making. You will also demonstrate application of technical knowledge in at least one engineering discipline relevant to your choice of industry project; develop effective time, team and project management skills; and demonstrate professional communication skills by creating a team technical report and presentation. Throughout the unit you will be compiling an Individual Portfolio to showcase your sustained contributions to the project and to demonstrate a professional attitude for working individually and in your team.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering OR ENEG11001 Engineering Skills 1

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
  • 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. 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
Resources supported learning Analysis of student feedback. Review the unit resources to ensure they are relevant and available to students well before they are required.
Timing and quality of feedback Analysis of student feedback. Reducing the assessment load should improve the feedback and timeliness of feedback.
Timing and delivery of lectures and tutorials Staff and student feedback. Review the delivery schedule of lectures to ensure that students have the relevant background information before they are asked to complete significant sections of the project.
Assessment tasks helped learning Analysis of student feedback. Review the assessment tasks to include more of the work students complete in teams. Establish clearer links between the assessment tasks and the learning outcomes. Reduce overall assessment load.
Assessment tasks clearly explained Analysis of student feedback. Review and improve the explanation of assessment tasks.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Research a complex and ill-defined real-world engineering project to establish the requirements and a well-defined scope
  2. Apply the engineering method of problem solving to investigate several viable solutions
  3. Analyse and assess an engineering project using a sustainability framework
  4. Demonstrate technical knowledge in at least one engineering discipline area
  5. Articulate and demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills
  6. Provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn individually and in a team

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
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
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

Prescribed Textbooks

Engineering Your Future
Author/s: David Dowling, Roger Hadgraft, Anna Carew, Tim McCarthy, Doug Hargreaves, Caroline Baillie Year: 2016
Edition: Third Edtion Publisher: Wiley
City: Singapore State: Singapore
Country: Singapore
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • AutoCad, Microsoft 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 CoordinatorBenjamin Taylor (ben.taylor@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

Unit Introduction, Team Formation and Project Selection

Unit Overview and Project Topics Released

Individual: Select Project and Team

Week 2 17-07-2017

Research Project, Client and Preliminary Scope

Team Charter and Client Interactions

Team: Hold Initial Project Meeting With Industry Partner

Week 3 24-07-2017

Client Project Meeting, Preparation and Execution

Project Scoping, Scheduling and Risks

Team: Hold Initial Project Meeting With Industry Partner


Week 4 31-07-2017

Project Scope and Schedule

Research Methods

Team: Project Scope and Schedule Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Individual: Self- & Peer-Assessment Questionnaire 1 Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 5 07-08-2017

Commencing Project Work: Sustainably Applying the Engineering Method

Sustainability and The Engineering Method

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Project Progress Report

Preparing Progress Reports

Team: Project Progress Report Due Friday (25 Aug 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 7 28-08-2017

Continue Project Work

Portfolio Progress Check and Advice

Week 8 04-09-2017

Draft Project Report

Reporting Preliminary Results

Team: Project Draft Report Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Individual: Self- & Peer-Assessment Questionnaire 2 Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 9 11-09-2017

Continue Project Work

Unit Reflection and Final Project Advice

Week 10 18-09-2017

Compile Project Report

Preparing Reports and Presentations

Team: Project Final Report Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 11 25-09-2017

Project Presentations and Client Feedback

Proposed Guest Lecture (could be rescheduled to accommodate speaker availability)

Team: Project Presentations Friday (29 Sep 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Individual: Self- & Peer-Assessment Questionnaire 3 Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 10:00 PM AEST

Week 12 02-10-2017

Portfolio Submission

Student Project Presentations (Presenters announced in Week 11)

Individual Portfolio of Learning Achievements Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 10:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Individual: Viva Voce (if necessary)

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Individual: Viva Voce (if necessary)

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Individual Portfolio of Learning Achievements
Task Description

Prepare an electronic Portfolio of your work as evidence of achieving the relevant unit learning outcomes while completing your team project. You must use the provided Portfolio Template, and your Portfolio shall only contain your work. Your Portfolio must include the following compulsory sections in the order listed. Additional instructions for preparing your Portfolio are provided on Moodle.

Grade Nomination: A self-assessment of your level of learning achievement (‘Sound’, ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’) against each criterion listed in the Portfolio Marking Rubric on Moodle. You need to substantiate all claims by including working electronic bookmarks (document hyperlinks) to the specific entries in your Portfolio that contain clear evidence of meeting the marking rubric criteria. The proof will come from entries in the sections of your Portfolio described below (Workbook, Reflective Journal, and Self and Peer-Assessment Results). Incomplete Grade Nominations or inactive bookmarks will lead to an 'unacceptable' grade for the relevant criteria of the marking rubric. Moodle will contain an example of a suitable Grade Nomination.

Workbook: Can be typed, handwritten then scanned or a combination of both but must be neat, chronological and legible. It should contain all your work for the team project in separate entries with headings and the date, such as: ‘April 20 – Project Risk Assessment’. These entries will show when you worked on each element of the project and how your ideas and capabilities have developed through the unit. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating skills development. The workbook cannot be completed retrospectively and should include at least two entries each week while working on the team project, but can easily contain many more entries each week. Entries should demonstrate a variety of technical skills like researching, brainstorming, creating mind maps, flowcharts, explaining methodologies, creating schedules, obtaining and analysing experimental data, producing and discussing results, figures, charts, conclusions, or any other work for your team project. It is good practice to add entries to your Workbook first and then share a copy with your teammates to ensure you retain all your original work.

Reflective Journal: As with your workbook, you may type, handwrite then scan or use a combination of both but it must be neat, chronological and legible. The Reflective Journal contains your thoughts about how you and your team are progressing with the project and what you have learnt and experienced either directly by doing the work yourself or indirectly through observing others. Again, like the Workbook, at least two entries should be made each week while working on the project but you could prepare many more reflections each week. Entries must have headings with the date and a title, such as: ‘April 20 – Why I think Risk Assessment is critical for engineers’. Entries should focus on a single thought or reflective topic and conclude with a plan to apply what you have learnt. Reflective entries can demonstrate a variety of achievements like understanding how and when you learnt something, identifying effective ways to communicate and work with your peers, and comprehending the relevance of your learnings to your future engineering career. You should not go back and edit old entries as this may prohibit demonstrating skill development. You cannot complete the Reflective Journal retrospectively. Refer to the Reflective Writing Guide on Moodle for an example entry.

You can expect that your lecturer will ask to see your Workbook and Reflective Journal at any time during the team project to ensure you are progressing suitably towards achieving the associated unit learning outcomes. You should also be aware that to complete this assignment successfully you must commence your Portfolio several weeks before the due date, ideally, as soon as you start the project.

Self- and Peer-Assessment: At milestones during the progression of your team project you are required to complete anonymous Self- and Peer Assessment (SPA) questionnaires. SPAs provide de-identified formative feedback to you and your teammates about aspects of teamwork that are perceived by peers to be 'working well', 'satisfactory' or 'could be improved'. If you disagree with SPA feedback, then your thoughts should be articulated through an entry in your Reflective Journal and sent to your lecturer for consideration. Guidelines for completing SPAs are on Moodle. SPAs are accessible through Moodle.

Viva Voce: You may be contacted during the exam weeks by your lecture to answer questions that clarify unclear learning claims or evidence in your Portfolio. Notify your lecturer when submitting your Portfolio if you will be unavailable during this period.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 10:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 100%
Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric on Moodle includes criteria for demonstrating learning achievements at the ‘Sound’, ‘Good’ and ‘Excellent’ levels for all Portfolio tasks.

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

Upload a single PDF document.

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

1. Research a complex and ill-defined real-world engineering project to establish the requirements and a well-defined scope

2. Apply the engineering method of problem solving to investigate several viable solutions

3. Analyse and assess an engineering project using a sustainability framework

4. Demonstrate technical knowledge in at least one engineering discipline area

5. Articulate and demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills

6. Provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn individually and in 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

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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