INVESTIGATION B

CIV4INB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

CIV4INB is a capstone subject which extends the work carried out in CIV4INA; requiring students (working in pairs) to continue in-depth investigation of a research topic that illustrates applications of themes already dealt with in their course. By the end of this subject, students specifically gain experience in critical thinking and analysis of a particular topic, working as part of a team, organisational skills and verbal and written skills. Assessment elements for this subject include a formal thesis, an oral presentation and poster. Students are also given an individual mark by the supervisor for their efforts in the project.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV4INA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV4INV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate to professional standards, technical engineering problems.

Activities:
Students from each team research their chosen project topic under the guidance of their supervisor. Every project is different. However, all projects require teams to apply skills they have learnt from different aspects of their studies to solving the problem they have chosen to work on.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Writing
Ethical Awareness
Discipline-specific GCs

02. Apply good organisational skills to achieve steady progress during the project.

Activities:
Each student must manage their time effectively to succeed in this subject. Supervisors give general direction at weekly meetings. However, it is up to the teams to organise their day to day activities to make progress. Students from each team are expected to keep a log book for recording their day to day activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness
Teamwork

03. Write a formal investigation thesis report and poster using appropriate technical language which focuses on explaining and justifying the project design choices, outcomes and results with reference to relevant literature.

Activities:
The extent of a student's knowledge of the field is assessed through the student's thesis, oral and poster presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical Awareness
Teamwork
Critical Thinking

04. Present results of a technical project orally and by poster using appropriate technical language and answer technical questions in the context of their chosen project.

Activities:
All students from each team give an oral presentation to their peers and a group of supervising staff which describes the background to the project, the methodology used and a summary of the key findings and outcomes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Ethical Awareness
Writing
Speaking

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Independent Research
Five 1.0 hours independent research per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject is similar to an honours subject in a science degree. The 5 hours/week requirement is a nominal specification for the subject. Students work independently on their project, and maintain regular contact with their supervisors."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Independence of Supervision30% of the total mark from CIV4INA and 70% of the total mark in CIV4INB will be considered for the final marks of the subject.5 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Contribution to Teamwork (supervisor assessment)30% of the total mark from CIV4INA and 70% of the total mark in CIV4INB will be considered for the final marks of the subject.10 02, 04
Investigation Report (< 60 pages excl. Appendices)30% of the total mark from CIV4INA and 70% of the total mark in CIV4INB will be considered for the final marks of the subject.70 02, 03, 01
Poster30% of the total mark from CIV4INA and 70% of the total mark in CIV4INB will be considered for the final marks of the subject.5 03, 04
Seminar presentation (15 mins per team)30% of the total mark from CIV4INA and 70% of the total mark in CIV4INB will be considered for the final marks of the subject. Note: At the end of CIV4INB the entire body of work from CIV4INA and CIV4INB will be evaluated and the student provided with one mark and grade under a weighted marking scheme.10 04, 03