ENGINEERING PROJECT A

ELE4EPA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Each student undertakes an engineering design project on a topic relevant to their chosen field of specialisation after selecting a topic in consultation with supervisor(s). The project may be a design of a system, including design computations, drawings and specifications, or it may take the form of a report of an industrial or laboratory investigation or similar activity. The outcome of an investigation requires a project report of about 5000 words in length, excluding appendices, but supported by appropriate diagrams, charts, graphs and other illustrations.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Be admitted into one of the courses (SVEE, SWEETE, SWEEME, SWCSEE or SWEEBE, SHELE, SHMRE, SZCSEE) and have passed ELE3PRO.

Co-requisites ELE4EMT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit represents the first semester of a two semester program. Students must enrol in ELE4EPA and ELE4EPB in consecutive semesters.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply design and problem solving skills learnt during the course to create solutions to technical problems.

Activities:
Students research their chosen project topic under the guidance of their supervisor. Students are expected to carry out extensive reading and enquiry into their chosen topic. The extent of a student's knowledge of the field is assessed through the student's submitted written and oral work. Every project is different however all projects require students to apply skills they have learnt from different aspects of their studies to solving the problem they have chosen to work on. Many projects require students to apply digital and analogue circuit design skills and to implement their designs in hardware. Other projects require application of signal processing techniques and mathematical analysis to solve a problem and to demonstrate the solution in the form of a piece of software or a simula
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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

Activities:
Students must manage their time effectively to succeed in this subject. Supervisors give general direction at weekly meetings however it is up to the students to organise their day to day activities to make progress. Students are expected to keep a log book for recording their day to day activities and these are submitted and form part of the assessment of the subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness

03. Write a professional project plan which includes a market analyses and interpret the findings with reference to the literature in order to set out the scope of their project.

Activities:
Students submit a project plan which sets out the scope and goals of their project and the method by which they plan to achieve their goals. This plan forms part of the assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs

04. Present results of a technical project to an audience of peers using appropriate technical language. Answer technical verbal question in the context of their chosen project.

Activities:
Students give a mid year project presentation which describes the project they are working on to a group of their peers and to a group of supervising staff. This presentation describes the background to the project, the method that will be used, the progress to date, and the plan for completing it. This presentation forms part of the assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Ethical Awareness
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Speaking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weekly meetings with supervisor required"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 minute oral presentation20 02, 04
Project Proposal 1500 words30 01, 02, 03
Report 2000 words50 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weekly meetings with supervisor required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 minute oral presentation20 02, 04
Project Proposal 1500 words30 01, 02, 03
Report 2000 words50 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
Four 3.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor Consultation
Two 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 minute oral presentation20 02, 04
Project Proposal 1500 words30 01, 02, 03
Report 2000 words50 01, 02, 03