ENAG12002 - Engineering Associate Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have developed throughout your Associate Degree to a capstone project. You will manage the project, identify and apply required technical knowledge, develop a project problem definition from a loosely formed client brief and produce detailed drawings and documentation. You will also review the conduct and management of engineering enterprises based on personal work experience and reflect on the engineering design process and project management and their role in it. You will operate in an ethical manner, communicate effectively, and provide evidence of professional conduct and a commitment to lifelong learning. Note: You may make this project part of your compulsory minimum of six weeks of work experience required before graduation.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Students must have completed 72 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online

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 12-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Portfolio 70%

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 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.14% 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: Reflection
Feedback
Managing students with multiple levels of knowledge and skills.
Recommendation
Students who need additional assistance in report writing will be refereed to ALC for ancillary support.
Action Taken
More interactive Zoom sessions have been delivered over the last two offerings of this unit. This enhanced interaction helped students better grasp the essence of some of the assessment tasks. This practice will be continued into the future.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The unit offers great insight into project planning and essential tools within project management.
Recommendation
The unit is progressively introducing several pertinent aspects derived from previous student challenges. This is paving the way for continuous improvement in delivering the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The overall management of the unit is very good.
Recommendation
All the well-established practices in this unit will be continued and perhaps improved further in subsequent offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some students do not get enough traction at the outset itself and feel confused over what is required. This situation is sometimes exacerbated due to lack of industry supervision.
Recommendation
Students will be encouraged to enhance their interaction with the UC from O-week itself so as to obtain clarity about the unit requirements as early as possible. This practice is already in place but some students are too busy with their work.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some students find it difficult to get hold of a real world industry project.
Recommendation
It is proposed to direct such students to the respective discipline leaders who will help them find an appropriate project and direct them to appropriate academics for additional supervision if and when required.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Associates 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 milestones and deliverables
  3. Research critical areas of your project and identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including the application of appropriate technical capability developed in preceding units of study
  4. Implement the project plan prepared in the planning phase in consultation with and guidance from your project adviser(s)
  5. Prepare professional project documents that convey the processes and outcomes of the project
  6. Communicate your project outcomes to project adviser(s), other stakeholders, and the wider community.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Engineering Associates in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Intermediate
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 3I 5I )
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 2I 3I 4I 5I )
Advanced
1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1A 3A )
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the practice area. (LO: 2A 3I 4I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the area of practice. (LO: 2A 3I 4I 5I )
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1A 3A 4A )
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1A 3I 4A )
2.3 Application of systematic design processes to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1A 4I )
2.4 Application of systematic project management processes. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 5A 6A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 4A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 4A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1A 2I 4I )

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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio