ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

EMS3DPJ

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is both manage and undertake an engineering project involving both mechanical  and electrical hardware elements along with software. The subject introduces project management, quality systems and reliability engineering and uses a project as a vehicle to teach project management skills in a practical sense. Total quality control, quality design functionality, and statistical analysis for process control, we also introduce reliability engineering as a component of the subject, along with life cycle management. Students are given an opportunity demonstrate practical project management skills by maintaining detailed documentation of the project work, including calculations, culminating in a formal report.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CTS and ELE3DEC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE3PRO

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject ManagementRecommendedHaynes, M.E., 1997 (2nd edition)Crisp Publications Inc.
ReadingsQuality Engineering HandbookRecommendedPyzdek, T., 2006 (2nd edition)Marcel Dekker
ReadingsReliability EngineeringRecommendedElsayed, E. A., 2012 (2nd edition)Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Document the project management aspects of a project in a professional format.

Activities:
Project management and report writing skills are reinforced in lectures.

02. Design, evaluate and implement an operational electronic or mechatronic system

Activities:
Lectures will aid students in an understanding of the steps in the development of their project, its construction and programming. Workshop and lab work will prepare students for this.

03. Plan the management and implementation of an engineering project

Activities:
Various aspects of project management discussed in lectures, with examples provided in workshops, then applied to real project.

04. Concisely create technical documentation for an engineering design

Activities:
Lab book use throughout the subject both in the lab and outside.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 30 minute online exercises and quizzes (1,500-word equivalent total)Two quizzes relate to project management. One quiz relates to skills and knowledge which underpin technical design15 01, 02, 03
Two Project management reports (3,000-words total)35 01, 03
Engineering Design Project (Hardware and Software design) (2,000-words total)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories. These assessments are engineering design tasks (e.g. schematics, CAD designs, coding)25 02
One 2,000-word written technical report25 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 30 minute online exercises and quizzes (1,500-word equivalent total)Two quizzes relate to project management. One quiz relates to skills and knowledge which underpin technical design15 01, 02, 03
Two Project management reports (3,000-words total)35 01, 03
Engineering Design Project (Hardware and Software design) (2,000-words total)Students demonstrate completed tasks to demonstrators across ten 2-hour laboratories. These assessments are engineering design tasks (e.g. schematics, CAD designs, coding)25 02
One 2,000-word written technical report25 04