In this unit, students will apply the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their Associate Degree to a capstone project. They will manage the project, identify and apply required technical knowledge, develop a project problem definition from a loosely formed client brief and produce detail drawings and documentation. Students will demonstrate a systems approach to design activities incorporating sustainability principles. They 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. They will operate in an ethical manner, communicate effectively and provide evidence of professional conduct and a commitment to lifelong learning. Note: Students must have completed minimum of 6 weeks work experience in an engineering para-professional role or carry out an industry-based project in order to be eligible for a passing grade in this unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
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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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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 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.
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%).
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 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.
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:
This unit assists students to develop the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates.
Knowledge and Skill Base: Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6
Engineering Professional Ability: Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4
Professional and Personal Attributes: Learning Outcomes 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 assist development of Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6
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|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•||•||•|
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