Students should be able to identify issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations and design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. They will be able to prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards, recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. They will be able to apply sound observation and record keeping practices and analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. Students will assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. They will be able to investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications and provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. Students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
MATH11160 Technology Mathematics
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).
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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
|1. In-class Test(s)||30%|
|2. Practical and Written Assessment||20%|
|3. Written Assessment||25%|
|4. Written Assessment||25%|
|5. Written Assessment||0%|
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
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 68% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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