ENAG11007 - Engineering Investigation and Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.36% response rate.

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.

Source: Moodle -Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students reported that the field trip, practical examples and relevant activities during the residential school were interesting and well organised.
Recommendation
Students reported that the newly introduced industry visit and activities during the residential school were very helpful in furthering their knowledge in the subject area. The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
The site visit was organised for the students and received positive feedback from the participating students.
Source: Moodle -Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students found the weekly Zoom sessions helpful in learning the unit contents.
Recommendation
Students reported that the weekly Zoom session is helpful in learning the unit contents.The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
A weekly zoom session was organised for all students.
Source: Moodle -Formal Feedback
Feedback
Students reported that the unit is a good introductory unit which provided an opportunity to experience a number of analysis techniques over a range of problem types.
Recommendation
Students reported that the unit is a good introductory unit which provided an opportunity to experience a number of analysis techniques over a range of problem types.The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
The students were supported with the similar contents in 2018.
Source: Moodle -Formal Feedback
Feedback
Assignment return timeframe.
Recommendation
Delays in returning the assignment will be avoided in the future offering. The delay happened as a result of the hardware failure of the marking tool and subsequent manual handling (printing, marking, scanning, uploading, etc.) of all the lengthy reports/assignments.
Action Taken
All the assessment items were returned on time except assignment 1.
Source: Unit evaluation report
Feedback
Textbook and Moodle weekly format.
Recommendation
The textbook will remain the same. The learning resources on Moodle will continue to be delivered in a weekly format in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation report
Feedback
Students indicated that the industry visit and sessions conducted during the residential school were very good and interesting.
Recommendation
The practice will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation report
Feedback
Some of the recorded videos require better sound clarity.
Recommendation
The supported video clips with sound issues will be rectified in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation report
Feedback
Assignment return timeframe.
Recommendation
Delays in returning the assignment will be avoided by evenly distributing the submission date in the future offering. The delay happened due to back to back assessment submission date and inadequate time between the assessment return rate. The issue will be fixed in the unit profile in the future offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation report
Feedback
Student appreciated the mid-term in-class test initiative.
Recommendation
The students' progress in the unit will be reviewed by the in-class test during the residential school.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss issues relating to investigation, analysis and reporting of technical and environmental investigations. [1, 2, 3, 9]
  2. Design and conduct effective environmental and technical investigations. [1, 3, 4, 5]
  3. Prepare and perform tests using procedures prescribed in Australian Standards. [3, 5]
  4. Recommend and justify measurement methods and choose transducers and data acquisition methods for given measurement tasks taking into account instrument calibration and errors. [1, 3 ,5]
  5. Analyse information and data, write reports and prepare presentations that communicate the findings and limitations of investigations. [2, 9]
  6. Assess risks associated with engineering investigations including workplace health and safety issues related to laboratory and field work. [4, 5, 7 ,8 ,9]
  7. Investigate and identify reliable sources and obtain information about measurement, testing and equipment required for given laboratory or field applications. [3, 10]
  8. Provide evidence of development of professional communication, teamwork and collaborative learning and problem solving skills. [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment