CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEG11007 Engineering Industry Project Investigation
Engineering Industry Project Investigation
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General Information


In this unit, you will apply, expand and reflect on your knowledge of professional engineering practice through investigating a real-world engineering project. You will work in a small team guided by a professional engineer or members from the Engineers Without Borders Challenge to develop your project outcomes. You will establish a scope for a team project that describes the requirements and potential issues involved. You will also design and conduct a technical investigation incorporating the engineering method of problem-solving to assess several viable solutions and; look to enhance project outcomes by applying concepts of sustainability and evidence-based decision making. You will also demonstrate an understanding of measurement techniques and data analysis methods in at least one technical area of engineering, and demonstrate professional communication skills by creating a team technical report and presentation. Throughout the unit, you will be compiling an Individual Portfolio to showcase your sustained contributions to the project and to demonstrate a professional attitude for working individually and in your team.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering, ENAG11008 Professional and Sustainable Engineering Practice OR ENEG11001 Engineering Skills 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
3. Group Work
Weighting: 20%
4. Portfolio
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Staff and student evaluation survey


A variety of projects should be offered for each cohort.


Projects are sourced from our industry partners but some disciplines may not be represented in some campuses. We will endeavour to locate a variety of projects for each campus and students studying by distance.

Feedback from Staff and student evaluation survey


Students do not like the 100% portfolio assessment and this should be revised to better reflect the workload throughout the term.


Assessment should be revised to include summative items based on the submissions made during the team project.

Feedback from Staff and student evaluation survey


Some additional curriculum should be taught to support all project investigations.


Weekly focus activities should be established to help students develop the skills required for general project work.

Feedback from Student evaluation


Lectures were clearly delivered and presented useful information for project investigations.


Weekly lectures should continue to support project investigations.

Feedback from Student evaluation


Students greatly appreciated the opportunity to work on authentic projects and receive guidance from practising engineers.


Offering real projects supported by interactions with our industry partners will continue.

Feedback from Staff


Students completing projects with Engineers Without Borders were reluctant to enter the EWB Challenge and attend the National Showcase.


Expectations for entering the EWB Challenge and passing on project deliverables to industry partners should be made clearer to students.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Establish a scope that describes the requirements and potential issues involved in undertaking an ill-defined real-world engineering project
  2. Design and conduct a technical investigation incorporating the engineering method of problem-solving to assess several viable solutions
  3. Analyse and assess an engineering project using a sustainability framework
  4. Describe measurement techniques and perform data analysis in at least one technical area of engineering
  5. Articulate and demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills
  6. Provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn individually and in a team.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 4N )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 4N )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 4N )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 5N 6N )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 5N 6N )

1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3N 4N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3N )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 5I 6I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Group Work - 20%
4 - Portfolio - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 15%
3 - Group Work - 20%
4 - Portfolio - 50%
Textbooks and Resources



Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage 5th Edition (2019)

Authors: Jeffrey K. Pinto
Pearson Education
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

An electronic copy of the textbook is available via CQUniversity library. If you prefer your own copy, both paper and eBook versions can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code).

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Project
  • Word; PowerPoint; a concept mapping tool such as Visio or FreeMind; a video recording tool or device for recording presentations for Distance students
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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

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Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.