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 judgment 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. It is highly recommended that before enrolling in this unit, you identify a suitable academic adviser and a project and have successfully completed all nominal prior units in the course.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA 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 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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

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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: Student Satisfaction Survey
Academic advisers facilitate students to complete projects to a high standard.
Academics will be encouraged to continue helping their students.
Action Taken
This process was continued.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
The weekly Zoom sessions and recordings were useful to obtain assistance and to stay on track with the project
Weekly Zoom sessions should be maintained to allow students and staff to discuss project matters promptly.
Action Taken
This process was continued.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
The assessment instructions are too vague, which makes it difficult for students and Academic Advisers to achieve the expectations.
Assessment rubrics should be created to articulate the expectations at various levels of achievement clearly.
Action Taken
A new master marking rubric was created.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
The unit coordinator needs to be more accessible to students, to ensure timely guidance and resolution of project issues.
The unit coordinator should be more flexible with their availability to project students.
Action Taken
A regular zoom time was established and students were encouraged to contact the UC for additional sessions if required.
Source: Have your Say
Students appreciate the progressive assignments allowing continued improvement.
Retain the current assignment structure.
Action Taken
Source: Have your Say
Students appreciate regular assistance from the UC and their Academic Adviser.
Continue to offer weekly and additional zoom sessions with the Unit Coordinator and Academic Advisers.
Action Taken
Source: Have your Say
Academic Advisers must be encouraged to provide timely feedback.
Continue to announce submissions to Academic Advisers and monitor time to provide feedback.
Action Taken
Source: Staff Moderation Meeting
Although students appreciate the detailed marking rubrics, minor changes could create efficiencies to improve feedback turnaround.
Consider minor changes to the Master Marking Rubric to create workload efficiencies without compromising the feedback quality for students.
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.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for the Engineering Technologist in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

1.1 Systematic, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to broadly-defined problem solving within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.2 Application of engineering techniques, tools and resources within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.3 Application of systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1A 2A 5A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1A 5A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

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 10