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ENG3111 Technology Design Project

Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
Version produced : 23 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Chris Snook
Moderator: Lyn Brodie

Requisites

Pre-requisite: ENG2102

Other requisites

Undergraduate students must have completed 14 courses in their program.

Synopsis

In this course, the widest implications of a service, product, or process are considered at the project design stage, including not only the technical interactions of the various subsystems, but also the financial, ethical, political, sociological, and socio-economic implications. This course leads the student to an understanding of the philosophy and methodology of the design process in the context of systems which embrace political, sociological, economic, technical, and ergonomic aspects.


The Technology Design Project is the capstone project course in the three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology program. The project is team-based with students working in small groups of four students drawn from a specific discipline area. Each team will work on a project drawn from the list of the current years Engineers Without Borders (EWB) challenge (or similar) but in greater detail and with more focus on interactions within the system. The project is intended to enable students to demonstrate their attainment of in-depth design skills with a definite deliverable in the form of a detailed report accompanied by engineering drawings and related calculations. The experience gained in this course will enhance a student's ability to perform project work, to be innovative, to solve problems and identify solutions, thereby developing engineering judgement

This is a senior course and it is assumed that the student has the maturity, knowledge and skills base commensurate with having completed the first two years of their undergraduate course.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. conceptualize problems and develop strategic solutions from open-ended scenarios;
  2. identify, review, and evaluate multi-disciplinary design projects that require the system design approach;
  3. rationalize, plan, develop, optimize, and communicate a system design in the wider engineering environment of statutes, ecology, common law, ergonomics, social acceptability, marketing, and economics, etc;
  4. apply specialist knowledge and evaluative skills in a number of new areas within discipline specialization;
  5. transfer and apply appropriate use of computer technology to the design project;
  6. cooperate as effective members of teams working on multi-disciplinary projects;
  7. communicate project results in a professional manner with correct Harvard referencing, formal report structure, an executive summary and a formal conveyance letter.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Planning report: Project topic selection and accompanying justification 5.00
2. Planning report: Proposed project outline 5.00
3. Planning report: Project schedule with team member tasks identified (Gantt Chart) 5.00
4. Planning report: Preliminary costing estimates 5.00
5. Project work 40.00
6. Final report: Presentation, structure and correct Harvard referencing 5.00
7. Final report: Supported appropriate engineering drawings, figures, calculations and appendices 15.00
8. Final report: Appropriate engineering design 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=02&subject1=ENG3111)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • ENG2102 Engineering problem solving and analysis: external study package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Project Work 100.00
Report Writing 50.00
Supervisor Consultation 5.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
WEEKLY REPORTS 100 10 16 Jul 2013 (see note 1)
PLANNING REPORT 200 20 21 Aug 2013
FINAL REPORT 700 70 23 Oct 2013

NOTES
  1. Progress reports must be submitted on a weekly basis. The examiner shall notify students of the due date during the semester.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks /grades obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination); IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

  11. To be assured of receiving a passing grade, students must be judged to have made a genuine effort to contribute to the work of the team, by other team members.

Other requirements

  1. Students will normally enrol in the ENG3111 Technology Design Project course during the last year of the three year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree program.