ENRP20001 - Engineering Research Project Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is specifically designed so that students can apply the processes of research investigation through the analysis of, reflection on and critique of, an area of their professional practice. The unit uses a problem-based learning approach within an authentic workplace learning environment. This ensures students are undertaking an investigation that is relevant to the needs of industry. Students will apply an appropriate research methodology that suits their research problem. At the end of this unit, students will have developed a project plan that they will implement in the follow-on unit Engineering Research Project Implementation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Students must have completed a minimum of 36 credit points and approval of head of course or  delegate is required. Students must have a project topic and academic supervisor before they can be enrolled.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Mixed Mode
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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.36% 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
Supervisor gave time when required, unit profile was clearly defined, happy with the unit.
Recommendation
This practice will be maintained.
Action Taken
More clarified detail introduced, all requirement particularly relevant to assessment items explained in Week 1 lecture period.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Difference in expectations between unit supervisor and unit coordinator.
Recommendation
More interaction between supervisor and coordinator will be arranged for maintaining consistent expectation from students.
Action Taken
Continue to work on improving the communication between Unit coordinator and Supervisor.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Regular class for this subject and on-going monitoring needed.
Recommendation
More frequent lectures and workshops will be taken for on-going monitoring of progress.
Action Taken
One hour lecture every week (Wk 1 - 12) has been delivered providing specific materials relevant to every activities for students.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Information should be given in the early weeks.
Recommendation
The delay of providing information was due to delay in an enrolment issue and process. Early classes/workshops will be provided in the coming years.
Action Taken
Prior to enrolment selection of project/supervisor has been introduced, this has allowed to complete project selection and enrolment by the end of Week 2 for the majority of the students.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Due to significant increase in enrollments it was hard to find projects for all students.
Recommendation
Work with supervisors and Discipline Leaders to develop enough projects prior to start of term. Encourage students to develop their own project topics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation: Students
Feedback
Some students prefer to develop their own project topics.
Recommendation
Support students to develop suitable projects.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation: Students
Feedback
Students did not receive the support expected from the supervisors.
Recommendation
Academic Supervisors and students will be encourage to have regular meetings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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