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 and a professional presentation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
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

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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 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. Report 20%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Portfolio 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60.53% 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: Students
Feedback
Students did not receive feedback in time.
Recommendation
Supervisors would be prompted regularly to provide feedback to students.
Action Taken
Academics have been notified regularly to mark assignments in due time and provide feedback.
Source: Staff
Feedback
More resources should be supplied to the students.
Recommendation
Adopt a textbook as a resource and improve delivery materials.
Action Taken
A textbook has been adopted, the online link to the textbook has been made available for students.
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
Five extra computers have been supplied and currently there are altogether nine computers in Simulation lab.
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
Students were grouped discipline-wise, accordingly gradebooks have been displayed separately for individual disciplines making it much easier during moderation and other purposes.
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
12 different new software have been installed. No specific hands on skills training was possible.
Source: Unit Evaluation record; Unit Coordinator
Feedback
The unit provides excellent knowledge base for research projects.
Recommendation
Recommended to continue teaching the unit using regular lecture, tutorial, and effective and individual supervision. Marking assignments and providing fruitful feedback in due time is highly recommended.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation record
Feedback
Very limited resources and equipment for experimental research.
Recommendation
Additional resources are strongly recommended to enable students pursue more experimental research in their chosen discipline.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation record
Feedback
Extended library hours and resources.
Recommendation
Library resources should be increased such as text and reference books, and the number of computers. Considering project students are busy Monday to Thursday in Internship, library hours should be up to 8 pm every day (all 7 days) and exam period longer working hours as suggested by students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation record; Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Students must be guided to learn software required for project.
Recommendation
Supervisors recommending a software for students should train them up. However, students must be proactive and pick up several skills through self-learning.
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 - Portfolio
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 - Portfolio