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ENTG13002 - Technology Project Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students in the final year of their Bachelor of Engineering Technology course work independently to find and plan a project that allows them to demonstrate professional capabilities expected of graduating engineering technologists. Formal and informal project reporting articulates the analysis of project planning issues and critical thinking behind project choices and decisions made. Students report to and work with guidance from a supervisor to scope and define the project, undertake research into project issues, incorporate safety and risk issues, produce a plan and schedule for implementation of the project in the subsequent project implementation unit, and produce informal and formal projects reports and presentations. Note: Students must identify a project, obtain an academic project supervisor and supply the unit coordinator with a project proposal prior to commencement of term, before enrolment can be accepted.

Details

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

COND: Completion of all prior units in the nominal course structure

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
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 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. Presentation and Written Assessment 100%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% 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 coordinator reflection
Feedback
Some students and projects are still not as prepared as ideally expected by the end of this unit.
Recommendation
Assessment items will be refreshed in 2020.
Action Taken
This change will be implemented in Term 2.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Some students are not fully aware of the requirements for the Implementation unit.
Recommendation
Unit coordinator will ensure information about the Implementation unit is available in the Unit Profile and Moodle.
Action Taken
This change was implemented.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
Academic advisers facilitate students to complete projects to a high standard.
Recommendation
Academics will be encouraged to continue helping their students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
The weekly Zoom sessions and recordings were useful to obtain assistance and to stay on track with the project
Recommendation
Weekly Zoom sessions should be maintained to allow students and staff to discuss project matters promptly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
The assessment instructions are too vague, which makes it difficult for students and Academic Advisers to achieve the expectations.
Recommendation
Assessment rubrics should be created to articulate the expectations at various levels of achievement clearly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Satisfaction Survey
Feedback
The unit coordinator needs to be more accessible to students, to ensure timely guidance and resolution of project issues.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator should be more flexible with their availability to project students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate the capability to apply to a substantial degree the Engineers Australia generic attributes for engineering technologist professionals to an engineering project. [1 to 10]
  2. Think critically, demonstrate sound analysis and make sound judgements in all stages of the project and articulate decisions and supporting thinking in project documentation. [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9]
  3. Evaluate progress, maintain and justify project development strategies and take initiative to resolve problems and adhere to work and reporting schedules. [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9]
  4. Develop and justify a problem definition and a scope for the project. [1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8]
  5. Gather, evaluate and extract relevant information from key sources and relevant authorities and communicate information effectively to justify analysis, project choices and decisions. [1, 2, 3, 4,10]
  6. Develop and justify a strategy for project implementation, and produce and justify the plan and schedule for the project implementation. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8]
  7. Solve problems and issues that arise, explain judgements made based on technical knowledge and standard practice, and comply with safety, risk, sustainability and other professional requirements. [1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9]
  8. Communicate effectively using formal and informal reports and professional presentations and project documentation. [2, 9]
  9. Write a formal dissertation describing and explaining the project planning process, the issues faced and the choices made in planning the project, the reasons for making choices, and what was learned from the process. [2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10]

Bracketed numbers show Graduate Attributes below aligned with by each Learning Outcome above
BEngTech GAs
1. science and engineering
2. communicate effectively
3. technical competence
4. problem resolution
5. technology and its applications
6. function in teams
7. social, cultural, global and environmental
8. sustainable design and development
9. professionalism and ethics
10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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 - Presentation and Written Assessment