ENEG20001 - Australian Engineering Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the context of Australian engineering practice, 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 HECS 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 3 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022 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

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 64.41% 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: 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
The unit has been improved in terms of content delivery and assessment structure which was implemented in Term 1, 2020.
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
The teaching team has been consistent with this practice to ensure proper communication is across all teams and campuses.
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
More interactive sessions were held during lectures and workshops to ensure every student gets a chance to participate.
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
Will be discussed to find better options for students and teaching teams.
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
Agreed with the recommendation.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The unit really helped students to test and challenge their academic skills. Students were very happy to learn the importance of Academic Integrity that was emphasised during lectures.
Recommendation
This is good feedback and it shall be continued moving forward.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The students would like a little more understanding and emphasis on Australian Standard codes like building and certain civil codes.
Recommendation
This shall be included via a guest lecture by a Civil academic and it may give them a better understanding. Perhaps a workshop session may suit better here.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
One of the aspects students found more confusing at times was about assessment expectations which were not coherent between the Unit Coordinator and tutors.
Recommendation
There were certain sessions where some sessional staff had communicated assessment expectations that were found to be different than the Unit Coordinator. This shall be improved moving forward with a clear set of expectations posted on Moodle for everyone to refer to and be coherent.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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