CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEG20001 Australian Engineering Practice
Australian Engineering Practice
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces the context of Australian engineering practice, including the competency standards and codes of practice. You will study Australian engineering projects by summarising and reviewing the literature with emphasis on the technical methods and standards adopted, ethical practice, and professional responsibility. This unit will develop your communication skills, including technical writing and presentations based on effective research, paraphrasing, referencing, and reviewing published information. As a small team, you will also prepare a scope for an investigation to demonstrate an understanding of the tasks involved in an Australian engineering feasibility investigation.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

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

Melbourne
Online
Perth
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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate 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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

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 Moodle

Feedback

The unit really helped students to test and challenge their academic skills. Students were very happy to learn the importance of Academic Integrity that was emphasised during lectures.

Recommendation

This is good feedback and it shall be continued moving forward.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

The students would like a little more understanding and emphasis on Australian Standard codes like building and certain civil codes.

Recommendation

This shall be included via a guest lecture by a Civil academic and it may give them a better understanding. Perhaps a workshop session may suit better here.

Feedback from Moodle

Feedback

One of the aspects students found more confusing at times was about assessment expectations which were not coherent between the Unit Coordinator and tutors.

Recommendation

There were certain sessions where some sessional staff had communicated assessment expectations that were found to be different than the Unit Coordinator. This shall be improved moving forward with a clear set of expectations posted on Moodle for everyone to refer to and be coherent.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Summarise technical publications using paraphrasing and references
  2. Deconstruct a project into Engineers Australia’s graduate competencies
  3. Review Australian practice in a specialised field of engineering
  4. Generate a scope for a feasibility study of an engineering project
  5. Work collaboratively based on critical self-review of graduate competencies
  6. Communicate effectively through technical writing and presentations.

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:
Introductory
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 3N 4N )
Intermediate
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 6I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N 6N )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5I 6I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1N 2N 3I 4I 5N 6N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4I 5I 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 4I 5N 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 4I 5I 6I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3N 5I )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2N 4N 5I 6I )
Advanced
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2A 3I 4I 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 Postgraduate Units 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 - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - 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
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

The making of an expert engineer

Edition: 1st (2014)
Authors: James P. Trevelyan
CRC Press, 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, London
London London , UK
ISBN: 978-1-315-74228-1
Binding: eBook
Prescribed

The making of an expert engineer

Edition: 1st (2014)
Authors: James P. Trevelyan
CRC Press, 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, London
London London , UK
ISBN: 978-1-138-02692-6
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Md Nurun Nabi Unit Coordinator
m.nabi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

What is engineering and what does an engineer do? Engineering case studies.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

View videos or texts related to famous engineering projects and discuss.

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Academic dishonesty. An Academic from the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) will discuss on academic dishonesty, avoiding plagiarism and referencing style.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Referencing exercises.

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Engineers Australia. Case studies - Australian engineering projects, work performed by various engineering disciplines.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Writing exercises based on selected discipline-based case studies in the Australian context.

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Risk assessment and Health and Safety Legislation.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercises on risk assessment, and the responsibilities of an engineer, review of code of ethics.



Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Australian engineering technical societies.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Writing exercises on this topic

Assignment 1 is due this week Thursday.


Individual annotative bibliography and competency deconstruction Due: Week 5 (12 Aug 2021) 5 PM AWST


Individual annotative bibliography and competency deconstruction Due: Week 5 Thursday (12 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

No classes and workshop scheudled during vacation week.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Commonly used software and researching online.

An Academic from the ALC will discuss researching online.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

A written report on the software used in discipline with the presentation to the class.

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Engineering teams and team project formation.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercises in team formation, team charter, keeping minutes of meetings.
Assignment 2 is due this week on Friday.


Individual literature review and discipline summary Due: Week 7 Thursday (2nd Sep 2021) 5 PM AWST




Individual literature review and discipline summary Due: Week 7 Thursday (2 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Scoping out feasibility investigations.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercises in team formation, team charter, keeping minutes of meetings.

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

An Academic from the ALC will discuss on how to write a technical report.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercises in team formation, team charter, keeping minutes of meetings.

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Reflective practice

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

How to reflect on job/project performance?

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Project management.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exercises on planning and executing a project.

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Review of term.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 3 is due this week Thursday.


Team feasibility study and competency evaluation Due: Week 12  Thursday (7 Oct 2021) 5 PM AWST



Team feasibility study and competency evaluation Due: Week 12 Thursday (7 Oct 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual annotative bibliography and competency deconstruction

Task Description

This task consists of two parts. In Part A, you will choose one technical paper from a list of resources provided and summarise that paper by creating an annotated bibliography. To achieve this, you will need to demonstrated skills in reading, understanding and explaining the details of a technical paper; paraphrasing information to avoid plagiarism; and referencing to correctly acknowledge your sources of information.

In Part B, you will complete a table based on the 16 elements of the Engineers Australia’s Stage 1 Competencies. For each element, you will describe how this competency is demonstrated specifically through the engineering practice described in the technical paper you have chosen. If any elements are not directly addressed, you will articulate assumptions for how they could or should be demonstrated.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Thursday (12 Aug 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

Individual mandatory submission item


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Thursday (2 Sept 2021)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the 'Poor', 'Sound', 'Good' and 'Excellent, levels for each element of the assignment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submission link will be provided on Moodle of this assessment item.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Summarise technical publications using paraphrasing and references
  • Deconstruct a project into Engineers Australia’s graduate competencies


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual literature review and discipline summary

Task Description

This task also consists of two parts. In Part A, you will expand your annotated bibliography produced in Assignment 1 by completing a small literature review which incorporates published results from at least three other technical papers based on Australian projects in this area of practice. To achieve this, you will need to demonstrate referencing skills and the ability to synthesise information into a convincing and factual review. Your review should articulate points of agreement and disagreement and any gaps in the knowledge which have potential for future projects.

In Part B, you will prepare a description of Australian engineering practice after watching lectures that introduce various disciplines of engineering. You will need to understand the main organisations and technical societies operating in this discipline, what software is frequently used and what are some of the major projects being undertaken.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Thursday (2 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

Individual mandatory submission item


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Thursday (16 Sept 2021)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.


Weighting
30%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the 'Poor', 'Sound', 'Good' and 'Excellent, levels for each element of the assignment.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submission link will be provided on Moodle of this assessment item.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Summarise technical publications using paraphrasing and references
  • Review Australian practice in a specialised field of engineering
  • Communicate effectively through technical writing and presentations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Team feasibility study and competency evaluation

Task Description

Assessment 3 has two parts. In Part A, you will form a team with other students who completed A1 & A2 on similar topics. Your team will then combine your individual reviews to generate a comprehensive list of potential future projects. Your team will then choose one of these projects and develop a scope of investigation for a hypothetical feasibility study. To achieve this, your team will need to create a persuasive narrative based on background research that justifies why the project should proceed. You will also need to create a single aim statement which is dissolved into a series of objectives that describe the main aspects of the study and how they might be undertaken. Also, your team will need to list inclusions, exclusions, assumptions and limitations to further define the scope of the hypothetical investigation.

In Part B, your team will return to the stage 1 competencies and create a table that describes how each of the 16 elements are demonstrated through completing the feasibility study. Additionally, you will complete a self-review and allocate components of the study to team members based on their competencies.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Thursday (7 Oct 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

Team mandatory submission item


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (7 Oct 2021)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A Marking Rubric is provided on Moodle that includes indicators of attainment at the 'Poor', 'Sound', 'Good' and 'Excellent, levels for each element of the assignment.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submission link will be provided on Moodle of this assessment item

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Deconstruct a project into Engineers Australia’s graduate competencies
  • Generate a scope for a feasibility study of an engineering project
  • Work collaboratively based on critical self-review of graduate competencies
  • Communicate effectively through technical writing and presentations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

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?