ENGINEERING MAJOR PROJECT

EMS4EMP

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Available to individuals who are unable to secure a WIL placement or who do not wish to do WIL. The project runs for the whole semester and can either be industry based, that is, the project comes from industry but the work is not completed within the company, or university based, that is, a project developed by the School of Engineering which could be laboratory, computer based or investigative. Students will work to achieve the following Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6 (see Engineers Australia Website for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

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 CIV3CPM or EMS3DPJ

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EMS4PRJ or EMS4WIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply design and problem solving skills learnt during the course to create solutions to technical problems. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4

Activities:
Students research their chosen project topic under the guidance of their supervisor. A students ability to apply design and problem solving skills will be assessed through their written and oral work. Students are expected to propose multiple solutions to a given problem, and decide upon the best solution given a set of practical constraints. Students must then demonstrate good problem solving skill and use appropriate tools to implementing their proposed solution and overcoming technical challenges.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Demonstrate good organisational skills to achieve steady progress during the course of the project. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6.

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 as well as a video blog to record their thoughts and progress throughout the semester.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Write a formal project plan and thesis using an appropriate technical language. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 3.2.

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. Students also submit a thesis which sets out the scope and goals of their project, the method by which they went about achieving their goals and the results of their work. The thesis includes full technical details of the work done during the project, including hardware and software design, simulation results, field tests etc. The thesis is also expected to include discussion of the problems encountered and the steps taken to solve these problems as well as recommendations for further work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Present results of a technical project to an audience of peers using appropriate technical language. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6.

Activities:
Students will present a video blog to a group of their peers and to a group of supervising staff. This presentation describes the background to the project, the methods that are used, the progress to date, and the plan for completing the project. This presentation forms part of the assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project plan/scope (approximately 4,000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Fortnightly video blog (6 x 3 minutes equivalent to 2,000 words) Or Fortnightly unstructured journalTo be submitted to LMS fortnightly as a record of progress20 04
Thesis (approximately 10,000 words)60 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project plan/scope (approximately 4,000 words)20 01, 02, 03
Fortnightly video blog (6 x 3 minutes equivalent to 2,000 words) Or Fortnightly unstructured journalTo be submitted to LMS fortnightly as a record of progress20 04
Thesis (approximately 10,000 words)60 01, 02, 03