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This unit is designed so that students can complete an investigative study through the analysis of, reflection on and critique of, an area of their professional practice that was commenced in Engineering Research Project Planning. By completing this project, students will contribute to the body of knowledge for their discipline. Students will present their project in a thesis and a professional presentation.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: ENRP20001 Engineering Research 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 - 2022
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).
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.
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The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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 Self-reflection and informal discussion with student
All assessments with similarity scores above a minimum threshold must be investigated for academic misconduct.
Feedback from Self-reflections
Student supervisor interactions
Interaction with supervisor and students is important and regular weekly meetings are one way of ensuring this. Weekly meetings should be made compulsory.
Feedback from Unit evaluation and self-reflection
Feedback quality and return time
Supervisors and reviewers shall be asked and reminded of the quality and timely feedback. The Unit Coordinator should check and ensure the quality of feedback.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Implement the project plan prepared in the planning unit with consultation and guidance from your project advisers and stakeholders
Think critically, demonstrate sound analysis, and make rational, justifiable decisions in order to find the optimal, sustainable solution
Demonstrate leadership by contributing to the body of knowledge related to the discipline area and participating in professional networks
Communicate preliminary results to stakeholders through interim and regular progress reports to solicit timely and constructive feedback
Communicate findings using written and oral methods to inform both internal and external workplace practising professionals
Critically reflect on self-performance and develop a plan for lifelong and professional learning.
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: 2A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1A 3A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1A 2A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1A 2A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2A 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 3A 4A 5A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 2A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 2A 4A 5A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 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 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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
1 - Report - 20%
2 - Presentation - 20%
3 - Portfolio - 60%
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
1 - Report - 20%
2 - Presentation - 20%
3 - Portfolio - 60%
Textbooks and Resources
There are no required textbooks.
You will need access to the following IT resources:
CQUniversity Student Email
Unit Website (Moodle)
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.