CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENTG13002 Engineering Technology Project Planning
Engineering Technology Project Planning
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General Information


As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering Technology course, you will work independently to plan a project that allows you to demonstrate technical and professional capabilities (Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies) expected of graduating engineering technologists. You will conduct research, demonstrate critical thinking, and document sound analysis, decision-making, and judgment to support your project. You will work and learn autonomously, prepare and adhere to work and reporting schedules, communicate progress, and prepare formal and informal project documents. You will define and scope your project, apply technical knowledge, assess safety and risks, and prepare a proposal and plan for implementing the project in the following implementation unit. Note: Before enrolment can be accepted, you must confirm with the Unit Coordinator that you have identified a suitable project, obtained an academic adviser, and have successfully completed all nominal prior units in the course.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 unit credit points

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: 10%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Written Assessment
Weighting: 70%

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


Academic advisers facilitate students to complete projects to a high standard.


Academics will be encouraged to continue helping their students.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


The weekly Zoom sessions and recordings were useful to obtain assistance and to stay on track with the project


Weekly Zoom sessions should be maintained to allow students and staff to discuss project matters promptly.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


The assessment instructions are too vague, which makes it difficult for students and Academic Advisers to achieve the expectations.


Assessment rubrics should be created to articulate the expectations at various levels of achievement clearly.

Feedback from Student Satisfaction Survey


The unit coordinator needs to be more accessible to students, to ensure timely guidance and resolution of project issues.


The unit coordinator should be more flexible with their availability to project 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 Engineering Technologists with respect to the planning and implementation phases of engineering projects
  2. Prepare a project scope that includes a project definition, identification of project stakeholders and expected timing of milestones and deliverables
  3. Research critical areas of your project by evaluating and extracting information from reputable sources and relevant authorities
  4. Identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including the application of appropriate technical capabilities developed in preceding units of study, and integration with new capabilities necessary to form a comprehensive project plan
  5. Prepare a project proposal that justifies the continuation of the project into the implementation phases.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for the Engineering Technologist 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 Systematic, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to broadly-defined problem solving within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.2 Application of engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.3 Application of systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A 2A 5A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 5A )
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
1 - Written Assessment - 10%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 10%
4 - Written Assessment - 70%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - 10%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 10%
4 - Written Assessment - 70%
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • 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.

What can you do to act with integrity?

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.