CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEG14005 Engineering Honours Project Implementation
Engineering Honours Project Implementation
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General Information

Overview

As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering course, you will work independently to manage and implement a project (planned in ENEG14003) that allows you to demonstrate professional capabilities expected of graduating professional engineers. You will work and learn autonomously, communicate progress and prepare reports and presentations. You will conduct research to support your project decision-making, and you are required to demonstrate critical thinking and document sound analysis and judgement in project working documents and final reporting. You will solve technical problems that arise and evaluate project processes, outcomes and related learning experiences, and you will prepare a formal report, poster and project presentation. Note that if you completed the prerequisite Planning unit more than two terms ago then you need to check with your academic adviser to see if the project is still available.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning

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 1 - 2023

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Online
Rockhampton

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 10%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Presentation
Weighting: 10%
5. Thesis/Dissertation
Weighting: 60%

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 Have Your Say

Feedback

Students appreciate the freedom to choose their own topic while being supported by assignment examples and templates.

Recommendation

Retain the same assignment structure and continue to add examples and templates.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students appreciate regular assistance from the UC and their Academic Advisers.

Recommendation

Continue to offer weekly and additional zoom sessions with the Unit Coordinator and Academic Advisers.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

Students would appreciate more timely and consistent feedback from their Academic Advisers and Reviewers.

Recommendation

Continue to announce submissions to Academic Advisers and monitor time to provide feedback. Ensure all academics are familiar with the marking rubric.

Feedback from Staff Moderation Meeting

Feedback

Although students appreciate the detailed marking rubrics, minor changes could create efficiencies to improve feedback turnaround.

Recommendation

Consider minor changes to the Master Marking Rubric to create workload efficiencies without compromising the feedback quality for students.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply and reflect on Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Professional Engineers to the planning and implementation phases of engineering projects
  2. Implement the project plan prepared in the Planning unit in consultation with and guidance from your project adviser(s)
  3. Think critically, demonstrate sound analysis and make rational judgements and decisions in the implementation phases of your project
  4. Communicate preliminary results to project adviser(s) promptly to solicit timely and constructive feedback
  5. Prepare professional project documents that convey the processes and outcomes of your project
  6. Communicate your project outcomes to project adviser(s), other stakeholders and the wider community.

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:

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 6A )

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
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

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 - Presentation - 10%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 10%
4 - Presentation - 10%
5 - Thesis/Dissertation - 60%

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
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Presentation software such as MS Powerpoint
  • Project management software such as MS Project
  • Software specific to project
  • Webcam and headset for on-line sessions.
  • Word processing software such as MS Word
Academic Integrity Statement

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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

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.

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.

What can you do to act with integrity?