ENRP20003 - Engineering Research Project Implementation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed so that students can complete an investigative study through the analysis of, reflection on and critique of, an area of their professional practice that was commenced in Engineering Research Project Planning. By completing this project, students will contribute to the body of knowledge for their discipline. Students will present their project in a thesis, a professional presentation and a technical paper.

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 Prerequisite:   ENRP20001 Engineering Research Project Planning
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 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. Report 20%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Thesis/Dissertation 50%
4. Essay 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 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 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.46% 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
There is good one-on-one guidance.
Recommendation
This practice will be maintained. Students will be instructed to maintain face-to-face meetings and discussion on satisfactory progress.
Action Taken
Face-to-face meeting is continuing to help students learning. For the situation while it is impossible Zoom meeting environment is also helping.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Good opportunities for extended knowledge.
Recommendation
The standard of project scopes will be maintained in coming years.
Action Taken
Content of Project Scope/Proposal has been improved.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
More time required to complete the unit.
Recommendation
The extra effort will be given to students who needs more guidance to complete the thesis on-time.
Action Taken
Every week all through 12 weeks of study students have opportunity to meet their supervisors and consult with them regularly.
Source: self reflection, staff feedback
Feedback
Assessment of the unit need to change in line with feedback received for ENRP20001
Recommendation
Submit a unit change proposal to change assessment
Action Taken
Staff and self reflections are being considered to improve the quality of assessment items and marking.
Source: Students
Feedback
Students did not receive feedback in time.
Recommendation
Supervisors would be prompted regularly to provide feedback to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff
Feedback
More resources should be supplied to the students.
Recommendation
Adopt a textbook as a resource and improve delivery materials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
Some software and computers required for the projects are not available.
Recommendation
In the Simulation Lab, there are only 4 computers which are not enough for big classes. Another six computers will be added in 2019, more software will be available in 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Three discipline students enrolled together in one class made it difficult to moderate and finalise results.
Recommendation
Students will be grouped according to their discipline and a Unit Coordinator for each discipline will be allocated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students
Feedback
Some students find it difficult to learn the software required to complete the projects.
Recommendation
Additional resources on software will be provide on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Implement the project plan prepared in the Planning unit with consultation and guidance from your project advisers and stakeholders
  2. Think critically, demonstrate sound analysis, and make rational, justifiable decisions in order to find the optimal, sustainable solution
  3. Demonstrate leadership by contributing to the body of knowledge related to the discipline area and participating in professional networks
  4. Communicate preliminary results to stakeholders through interim and regular progress reports to solicit timely and constructive feedback
  5. Communicate findings using written and oral methods to inform both internal and external workplace practicing professionals
  6. Critically reflect on self-performance and develop a plan for lifelong and professional learning.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Report
2 - Presentation
3 - Thesis/Dissertation
4 - Essay
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 - Report
2 - Presentation
3 - Thesis/Dissertation
4 - Essay