ENEG14005 - Engineering Honours Project Implementation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering course, you will work independently to manage and implement a project (planned in ENEG14003) that allows you to demonstrate professional capabilities expected of graduating professional engineers. You will work and learn autonomously, communicate progress and prepare reports and presentations. You will conduct research to support your project decision-making, and you are required to demonstrate critical thinking and document sound analysis and judgement in project working documents and final reporting. You will solve technical problems that arise and evaluate project processes, outcomes and related learning experiences, and you will prepare a formal report, poster and project presentation. Note that if you completed the prerequisite Planning unit more than two terms ago then you need to check with your academic adviser to see if the project is still available.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: ENEG14003 Engineering Honours Project Planning

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 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2023 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 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. Presentation 10%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Written Assessment 10%
4. Presentation 10%
5. Thesis/Dissertation 60%

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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 90.91% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 28.21% 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: Have Your Say
Students appreciate the freedom to choose their own topic while being supported by assignment examples and templates.
Retain the same assignment structure and continue to add examples and templates.
Action Taken
The assignment structure was maintained.
Source: Have Your Say
Students appreciate regular assistance from the UC and their Academic Advisers.
Continue to offer weekly and additional zoom sessions with the Unit Coordinator and Academic Advisers.
Action Taken
Weekly Zoom drop-in sessions were maintained.
Source: Have Your Say
Students would appreciate more timely and consistent feedback from their Academic Advisers and Reviewers.
Continue to announce submissions to Academic Advisers and monitor time to provide feedback. Ensure all academics are familiar with the marking rubric.
Action Taken
Staff were encouraged to complete timely marking.
Source: Staff Moderation Meeting
Although students appreciate the detailed marking rubrics, minor changes could create efficiencies to improve feedback turnaround.
Consider minor changes to the Master Marking Rubric to create workload efficiencies without compromising the feedback quality for students.
Action Taken
The marking rubric was revised to categorise criteria and reduce the extent of marking required.
Source: Unit Coordinator Reflection
Encouraged projects that work towards industry priorities.
Students should be encouraged to align their projects with significant industry priorities and promote sustainable development.
Action Taken
Source: Unit Coordinator
Students appreciate having a regular unstructured session to attend and openly discuss progress or any issues with their project
Weekly zoom sessions should be maintained to allow students to discuss their projects and seek constructive feedback and guidance.
Action Taken
Source: Student evaluations
Students undertaking a design-based project could be better rewarded for following the design process in the marking rubric.
The marking rubric should be revised to include more consideration of students undertaking a design-based project.
Action Taken
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 Professional Engineers to the planning and implementation phases of engineering projects
  2. Implement the project plan prepared in the Planning unit in consultation with and guidance from your project adviser(s)
  3. Think critically, demonstrate sound analysis and make rational judgements and decisions in the implementation phases of your project
  4. Communicate preliminary results to project adviser(s) promptly to solicit timely and constructive feedback
  5. Prepare professional project documents that convey the processes and outcomes of your 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 Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 6A )

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 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
5 - Thesis/Dissertation
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 10