ADVANCED RESEARCH BASED LEARNING A

EMS4ARA

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject is available to individuals who are more focused on research-based learning and who do not wish, or who are unable to secure a WIL placement. This subject and its companion EMS4ARB, give you an opportunity to investigate a contemporary research issue for engineers in Australia. Projects can either be industry based, that is, a problem identified by industry, or a problem associated with one under investigation at the University. The method of study may be laboratory, computer or field-based. You will work independently on your project and are expected to maintain regular contact with your supervisor/s.  

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3CPM or EMS3DPJ

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNonePrescribedNoneNone

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify a current technical engineering problem that could be addressed through a research-based engineering project .

Activities:
Communication with supervisor, review of related literature, project plan with timeline and required resources .
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply design and problem-solving skills to create solutions to technical engineering problems.

Activities:
Students research their chosen project topic under the guidance of their supervisor. A student's 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 implement their proposed solution and overcoming technical challenges.
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop formal project plans, literature reviews and project methods using appropriate technical and academic skills.

Activities:
Students submit a project plan, literature survey and a project methodology which sets out the necessary background knowledge, the scope and goals of their project and the method/s by which they plan to achieve their goals.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Self-reflect on personal learning outcomes, particularly in relation to the attainment and application of Engineers Australia Stage One Competencies.

Activities:
Students submit a reflection journal which sets out their self-reflection on personal learning outcomes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 09-18, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 09 - 18
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 18 and delivered via blended.
"A PC Lab will be required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Project Plan (approx. 2000 words)25 01, 03
One Literature review (approx. 4000 words)40 01, 02, 03
One Project Methodology (approx. 2000 words)25 01, 02, 03
Two Self-reflection Journals (approx. 500 words each - total 1000)10 01, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 09-18, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 09 - 18
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 18 and delivered via blended.
"A PC Lab will be required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Project Plan (approx. 2000 words)25 01, 03
One Literature review (approx. 4000 words)40 01, 02, 03
One Project Methodology (approx. 2000 words)25 01, 02, 03
Two Self-reflection Journals (approx. 500 words each - total 1000)10 01, 04