ENGINEERING PROJECT

EMS4PRJ

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students undertake an engineering project on a topic relevant to their chosen field of specialisation. Typically projects will be undertaken by a small team of three to five students. The project is conducted over a semester and can either be industry based, that is, the project comes from industry but the work is not completed within the company, or university based, that is, a project developed by the Department of Engineering, or partnering organisation. The outcome of the investigation requires a team project report of 18,000 - 24,000 words in length, along with individual student blogs. Students will work to achieve the following Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6 (see Engineers Australia Website for details).

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3CPM or EMS3DPJ

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EMS4EMP or EMS4WIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply design and problem solving skills learnt during the course to create solutions to technical problems. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 3.6

Activities:
Students research their chosen project topic under the guidance of their supervisor. The groups 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 skills and use appropriate tools to implement their proposed solution and overcome technical challenges.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate good organisational skills to achieve steady progress during the course of the project. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6.

Activities:
Students must manage their time effectively to succeed in this subject. Supervisors give general direction at weekly meetings however it is up to the students to organise their day to day activities to make progress.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Write a formal project plan and thesis using an appropriate technical language. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2 and 3.6.

Activities:
Students submit a project plan which sets out the scope and goals of their project and the method by which they plan to achieve their goals. Students also submit a thesis which sets out the scope and goals of their project, the method by which they went about achieving their goals and the results of their work. The thesis includes full technical details of the work done during the project, including hardware and software design, simulation results, field tests etc. The thesis is also expected to include discussion of the problems encountered and the steps taken to solve these problems as well as recommendations for further work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Present results of a technical project to an audience of peers using appropriate technical language. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.5 and 3.6.

Activities:
This presentation describes the background to the project, the methods that are used, the progress to date, and the plan for completing the project. This presentation forms part of the assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project plan (equivalent to 800 words per student)Half of the marks is based on individual contribution and the other half on group contribution10 01, 02, 03
Literature review (1500 words)Individual submission20 04
Group report (equivalent to 4500 words per student)20 marks of 45 are based on group contribution and the other 25 based on individual contribution.45 01, 02, 03
Individual reflection/research journal (700 words equivalent)10 02
6 minute oral presentation (300 words equivalent)10 04
Poster (300 words equivalent)5 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project plan (equivalent to 800 words per student)Half of the marks is based on individual contribution and the other half on group contribution10 01, 02, 03
Literature review (1500 words)Individual submission20 04
Group report (equivalent to 4500 words per student)20 marks of 45 are based on group contribution and the other 25 based on individual contribution.45 01, 02, 03
Individual reflection/research journal (700 words equivalent)10 02
6 minute oral presentation (300 words equivalent)10 04
Poster (300 words equivalent)5 04