MAJOR ENGINEERING PROJECT

CIV4MEP

2015

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject the students will work independently on design-based projects. Each student will select a discipline-related project from a range of real world problems in cooperation with local and regional industry for which a complete a design solution, within the specified time parameters will be produced. Face to face and online group discussions among students and teachers will be frequently held to monitor progress. A conference style symposium attended by students, staff and industry will be organised to allow students to present their project findings. Student  project work will culminate in a project portfolio with accompanying design and work progress reports.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe new Penguin dictionary of civil engineeringRecommendedBlockley, D 2005PENGUIN BOOKS, LONDON
ReadingsA User's Guide to EngineeringRecommendedJensen, J 2006PEARSON PRENTICE HALL, SYDNEY
ReadingsStandard Handbook for Civil Engineers, 5th ednRecommendedMerritt, F & Ricketts, M & Loftin, J 2004MCGRAW-HILL, LONDON
ReadingsCivil engineering project management, 4th ednRecommendedTwort, A & Rees, J 2004ELSEVIER/BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, OXFORD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply sound skills in research, investigation and design of an engineering problem

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals as well as sustainable and ethical engineering practices to projects.

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Synthesise knowledge and skills gained in previous years in the course.

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Think critically, to analyse and evaluate information and evidence collected, and to deploy evidence logically.

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Work individually and independently to achieve design solution.

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including skills in professional presentations and engineering report writing.

Activities:
Face to face and online group discussions among students and teachers will be frequently held. Students to participate in a conference style Symposium attended by students, staff and industry to present their project findings. Students# project work will be culminated in a project portfolio with accompanying design and work progress reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Apply project management skills to effectively manage themselves, particularly in terms of time and deadlines.

Activities:
Student work independently under teacher supervision.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project outilne and plan report (1500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Progress report (1500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Project portfolio (collection of material including a reflective journal) (6000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Seminar paper and presentation (4000 words and 20 minutes)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07