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ENTG13002 - Engineering Technology Project Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a student in the final year of your Bachelor of Engineering Technology course, you will work independently to plan a project that allows you to demonstrate technical and professional capabilities (Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies) expected of graduating engineering technologists. You will conduct research, demonstrate critical thinking and document sound analysis, decision-making and judgement to support your project. You will work and learn autonomously, prepare and adhere to work and reporting schedules, communicate progress and prepare formal and informal project documents. You will define and scope your project, apply technical knowledge, assess safety and risks and prepare a proposal and plan for implementing the project in the following implementation unit. Note: Before enrolment can be accepted, you must confirm with the Unit Coordinator that you have identified a suitable project, obtained an academic adviser and have successfully completed all nominal prior units in the course.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 unit credit points

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 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Written Assessment 10%
4. Written Assessment 70%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Self-reflection and student feedback
Assessment items with written feedback are not being returned to students in a consistent and timely manner by the Engineering teaching team.
Unit Coordinator and Head of Course will continue to ask Engineering Academics to provide feedback in a timely manner through calendar reminders, emails, and phone calls. An alternative marking process will be investigated using Google Forms which makes marking easier for the academic and will make tracking of the marking process easier for the Unit Coordinator.
Action Taken
Efforts into ensuring marking is completed in a timely manner by all 47 academics continues.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Some students and projects are not as prepared as ideally expected by the end of this unit.
Alternative markers for the project methodology section will be considered so the students get broader feedback.
Action Taken
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Some students are not fully aware of GECon.
Planning students will be invited to GECon and will be asked to provide feedback on student presentations.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply and reflect on Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Engineering Technologists with respect to the planning and implementation phases of engineering projects
  2. Prepare a project scope that includes a project definition, identification of project stakeholders and expected timing of milestones and deliverables
  3. Research critical areas of your project by evaluating and extracting information from reputable sources and relevant authorities
  4. Identify the tasks required for the implementation phases, including the application of appropriate technical capabilities developed in preceding units of study, and integration with new capabilities necessary to form a comprehensive project plan
  5. Prepare a project proposal that justifies the continuation of the project into the implementation phases.

By undertaking this unit and the follow-on implementation unit, students will demonstrate Engineers Australia's Stage One Competencies for Engineering Technologists to a substantial degree.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment