ENEG20001 - Australian Engineering Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the context of Australian engineering practise, including the competency standards and codes of practice. You will study Australian engineering projects by summarising and reviewing the literature with emphasis on the technical methods and standards adopted, ethical practice and professional responsibility. This unit will develop your communication skills, including technical writing and presentations based on effective research, paraphrasing, referencing and reviewing published information. As a small team, you will also prepare a scope for an investigation to demonstrate an understanding of the tasks involved in an Australian engineering feasibility investigation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
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 12-credit Postgraduate 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 30%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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

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Previous Feedback

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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: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The unit taught students real world engineering practice and has helped students to become better engineers.
Recommendation
Continue to maintain this level of satisfaction at least.
Action Taken
The contents were delivered with many authentic practice examples which was well received by students.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The lecture class was very noisy.
Recommendation
The face-to-face lecturer should be in the class.
Action Taken
This time one local facilitator/lecturer supervised the class during lecture time. It will be maintained in future also.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Portfolio marking was not consistent among the teaching team.
Recommendation
Develop a common and consistent understanding of portfolio marking within the teaching team.
Action Taken
The teaching team was clearly instructed about marking strategies and criteria.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The relevance to authentic engineering aspects was good and overall unit structure was great.
Recommendation
Will continue to maintain this level of satisfaction.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The support was good and enjoyed studying it. The lecturer was well-organised.
Recommendation
The teaching team should be well communicated and instructed on all aspects of delivery, assessment, engagement, feedback, etc.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
All things are great in this unit. Still, some people hesitate to speak in front of all.
Recommendation
More motivation and openness will be created to make students feel free to ask a question without any hesitation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Zoom lecture was found to be ineffective. Instead of Zoom classes, we need a real class.
Recommendation
Will be discussed with the management for better options for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Project supervision and guidance style should be improved and consistent across teaching team.
Recommendation
More thorough instruction and check list will be prepared to provide consistent guidance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Summarise technical publications using paraphrasing and references
  2. Deconstruct a project into Engineers Australia’s graduate competencies
  3. Review Australian practice in a specialised field of engineering
  4. Generate a scope for a feasibility study of an engineering project
  5. Work collaboratively based on critical self-review of graduate competencies
  6. Communicate effectively through technical writing and presentations.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment