ENEG20003 - Sustainability Studio

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will engage with a complex, real world problem that crosses disciplinary boundaries. You will use a systems engineering approach to explore stakeholder needs and to write a set of requirements. In approaching the design task, you will need to balance technical, economic, social and environmental issues and constraints. At the heart of such problem solving is teamwork, communication, knowledge management and evaluation using sustainability principles.

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

At least 24 cp of the Master of Engineering.

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 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Project (applied) 30%
5. Presentation 10%

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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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: From students’ feedback, Have your say, under the heading of Reports > Analysis
Feedback
Technical benefits need to be focused on workshop materials.
Recommendation
The workshop materials will be carefully designed in the next offering so that students get the technical benefit
Action Taken
As the workshop resources were improved the students' feedback reflects accordingly. Under the resources tab in the feedback, this has been improved from 4.6 to 4.8.
Source: From students’ feedback, Have your say, under the heading of Reports > Analysis
Feedback
Submission of assessment items should not be the same dates with other units.
Recommendation
The dates of the submission items will be carefully fixed.
Action Taken
Based on a careful selection of the dates of each submission item, the reflection shows an improved rating of 4.9 from 4.8 for the assessment tasks, assessment feedback and assessment requirements.
Source: From students’ feedback, Have your say, under the heading of Reports > Analysis
Feedback
Some Melbourne students thought it would be better if the unit coordinator/lecturer deliver his lecture from the Melbourne campus.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator/lecturer will deliver some of the lectures from the CQU Melbourne campus.
Action Taken
All tutorials and workshops were conducted face-to-face at each campus, including Melbourne and Perth. However, the lecture was delivered via ISL. The students were happy about the lecturing via ISL.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection
Feedback
A lecture from the Melbourne campus should be held.
Recommendation
It is recommended that one lecture should be delivered from CQU Melbourne campus in every offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator reflection and student interactions
Feedback
There was a guest lecturer for two hours from the industry.
Recommendation
There should be two guest lectures in this unit. This will be helpful for the student to know the real-world sustainability issues and their solutions, as well as, earning 4 hours for their CPD unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Show evidence of grappling with complex issues through stakeholder engagement
  2. Develop a set of stakeholder requirements
  3. Apply a systematic design process (systems engineering) to develop solutions to an issue
  4. Demonstrate self-awareness of thinking processes and values, including socio-ecological thinking and uncertainty
  5. Develop and pitch a change proposal
  6. Reflect on the contribution of this project to professional development.

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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
4 - Project (applied)
5 - Presentation
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
4 - Project (applied)
3 - Written Assessment
5 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment