ENEG11007 - Engineering Industry Project Investigation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will apply, expand and reflect on your knowledge of professional engineering practice through investigating a real-world engineering project. You will work in a small team guided by a professional engineer or members from the Engineers Without Borders Challenge to develop your project outcomes. You will establish a scope for a team project that describes the requirements and potential issues involved. You will also design and conduct a technical investigation incorporating the engineering method of problem-solving to assess several viable solutions and; look to enhance project outcomes by applying concepts of sustainability and evidence-based decision making. You will also demonstrate an understanding of measurement techniques and data analysis methods in at least one technical area of engineering, and demonstrate professional communication skills by creating a team technical report and presentation. Throughout the unit, you will be compiling an Individual Portfolio to showcase your sustained contributions to the project and to demonstrate a professional attitude for working individually and in your team.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: ENEG11005 Fundamentals of Professional Engineering, ENAG11008 Professional and Sustainable Engineering Practice OR ENEG11001 Engineering Skills 1

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 No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

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. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Group Work 20%
4. Portfolio 50%

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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.96% 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: Students
Feedback
Students appreciate the freedom to choose their project and the opportunity to complete a real-world project with a practising engineer to guide them.
Recommendation
Maintain a good variety of authentic projects for students to choose from.
Action Taken
The variety of projects is dependent on activities in the industry. Students on most campuses were offered a variety of projects across many engineering disciplines.
Source: Students
Feedback
Links to lectures were not promptly created on Moodle.
Recommendation
Students appreciate quick links to learning resources but the creation of these links must be consistent.
Action Taken
Links were provided and students appreciated this effort.
Source: Students
Feedback
Students would prefer less than 100% formative assessment for the portfolio and for the team report to be assessed.
Recommendation
The summative assessment weighting of the Portfolio could be reduced to provide greater incentive to complete the Scope Document, Progress Report, Draft Report and Final Team Report but reductions should be limited to ensure grades are predominately based on individual work.
Action Taken
The assessment was revised this year to remove the 100% portfolio as of Term 2, 2020.
Source: Staff and student evaluation survey
Feedback
A variety of projects should be offered for each cohort.
Recommendation
Projects are sourced from our industry partners but some disciplines may not be represented in some campuses. We will endeavour to locate a variety of projects for each campus and students studying by distance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff and student evaluation survey
Feedback
Students do not like the 100% portfolio assessment and this should be revised to better reflect the workload throughout the term.
Recommendation
Assessment should be revised to include summative items based on the submissions made during the team project.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff and student evaluation survey
Feedback
Some additional curriculum should be taught to support all project investigations.
Recommendation
Weekly focus activities should be established to help students develop the skills required for general project work.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Lectures were clearly delivered and presented useful information for project investigations.
Recommendation
Weekly lectures should continue to support project investigations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students greatly appreciated the opportunity to work on authentic projects and receive guidance from practising engineers.
Recommendation
Offering real projects supported by interactions with our industry partners will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Students completing projects with Engineers Without Borders were reluctant to enter the EWB Challenge and attend the National Showcase.
Recommendation
Expectations for entering the EWB Challenge and passing on project deliverables to industry partners should be made clearer to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Establish a scope that describes the requirements and potential issues involved in undertaking an ill-defined real-world engineering project
  2. Design and conduct a technical investigation incorporating the engineering method of problem-solving to assess several viable solutions
  3. Analyse and assess an engineering project using a sustainability framework
  4. Describe measurement techniques and perform data analysis in at least one technical area of engineering
  5. Articulate and demonstrate effective time, team and project management skills
  6. Provide evidence of a professional capacity to communicate, work and learn individually and in a team

Learning Outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work
4 - 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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work
4 - Portfolio