ADVANCED RESEARCH BASED LEARNING A

EMS4ARA

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesCommunication with supervisor, review of related literature, project plan with timeline and required resources 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 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. Students submit reflection journals which sets out their self-reflection on personal learning outcomes.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCIV3CPM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify a current technical engineering problem that could be addressed through a research-based engineering project .
02. Apply design and problem-solving skills to create solutions to technical engineering problems.
03. Develop formal project plans, literature reviews and project methods using appropriate technical and academic skills.
04. Self-reflect on personal learning outcomes, particularly in relation to the attainment and application of Engineers Australia Stage One Competencies.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 09-18, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 9 - 18
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 18 and delivered via blended.
A PC Lab will be required.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Project Plan (approx. 2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3

One Literature review (approx. 4000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One Project Methodology (approx. 2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two Self-reflection Journals (approx. 500 words each - total 1000)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 09-18, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 9 - 18
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 18 and delivered via blended.
A PC Lab will be required.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Project Plan (approx. 2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3

One Literature review (approx. 4000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One Project Methodology (approx. 2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Two Self-reflection Journals (approx. 500 words each - total 1000)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4