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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 - 2023


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

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 Student Satisfaction Survey


Students appreciated the helpfulness of lecturers and tutors, enjoyed working with industry partners, and found the assessments suitable for flexible learning.


Continue providing a supportive environment, fostering industry collaborations, and offering suitable assessments for various students' needs.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


Students found the unit well-structured, with clear explanations and an abundance of helpful resources.


Maintain the structure and keep expanding the resources available to students if needed.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


Students gained valuable industry insight and improved project management skills through real-life projects.


Continue securing real-life local industry projects to help students develop practical skills and a deeper understanding of the engineering practice.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


Some students encountered communication issues with industry contacts.


Improve the selection process for project sponsors and provide clearer guidelines for industry communication with active support by the teaching team.

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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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

E-text book is available via CQUni library.

IT Resources

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