TECHNOLOGY INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT

ELE3TIP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Each student undertakes an investigative project on a theme relevant to their degree. The topic is selected after consultation with the unit coordinator and available supervisors. The project will involve an investigation into a contemporary technology problem or question. Students will be required to meet weekly with their supervisor. The outcome of the investigation requires a project report of about 2,500 words in length, excluding appendices, but supported by appropriate diagrams, charts, graphs and other illustrations. At the conclusion of the project students give a short individual oral presentation of their work.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Electronic Technology (SBET).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE3ETP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Utilise research skills to investigate and report on a selected engineering topic.

Activities:
Lectures covering research skills including library research, reinforced by actual research supported and guided by the library where necessary.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Interpret and provide commentary on research findings in a technical research report using correct structure and referencing standards.

Activities:
Lectures on report writing. Write report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

03. Present a technical oral presentation to a group of peers, answer questions and critique other presentations.

Activities:
Lecture on presentation skills and optional practice prior to final presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Required to attend regular individual supervisor meetings."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 min oral presentation20 02, 03
Investigation plan, equivalent to 1,000 words10 01, 02
Progress reporting activities10 01, 02, 03
project report, equivalent to 2,500 words60 01, 02

Melbourne, 2015, Week 12-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 23
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Required to attend regular individual supervisor meetings."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 min oral presentation20 02, 03
Investigation plan, equivalent to 1,000 words10 01, 02
Progress reporting activities10 01, 02, 03
project report, equivalent to 2,500 words60 01, 02