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ENG8311 Workplace Portfolio Part 1

Semester 3, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
Version produced : 21 July 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Steven Goh
Moderator: Lyn Brodie

Requisites

Pre-requisite: ENG8300

Rationale

The Master of Engineering Practice program is designed to enable Engineering Technologists to draw on their industrial experience to demonstrate their achievement of many of the required graduate attributes and capabilities, both generic and technical. This course and the course ENG8312 Workplace Portfolio Part 2 are designed to enable students to use the knowledge and skills they have gained in the workplace to demonstrate (a) achievement of Engineers Australia's (EA) Stage 2 Competencies and (b) the discipline specific competencies defined in their Self-assessment Portfolio in the course ENG8300. Students will demonstrate their competence by writing a number of Career Episode Reports (CER), each highlighting their achievement of one or more of the competencies or, as they are described in EA documents, "Elements".

Synopsis

Students satisfy the Workplace Portfolio requirements of the Master of Engineering Practice program by satisfactorily completing two courses, this course, and the course ENG8312 Workplace Portfolio Part 2, which is offered in Semester 2. Students may undertake the courses in any order. Together, these courses are designed to enable students to use the knowledge and skills they have gained in the workplace to demonstrate (a) achievement of Engineers Australia's Stage 2 Competencies and (b) the discipline specific competencies defined in their Self-assessment Portfolio in the course ENG8300. During this course students will prepare half of the Career Episode Reports that were defined in their Self-assessment Portfolio in the course ENG8300. In each Career Episode Report students will demonstrate their achievement of one or more of the competencies, or, as they are described in EA documents, "Elements". The information in each Career Episode Report must be verified and endorsed by a professional engineer when the final version is submitted. When completed, the portfolio should demonstrate that the student has achieved approximately half of the required Elements that they must demonstrate in their Workplace Portfolio.

Objectives

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

  1. demonstrate achievement of Engineers Australia's Stage 2 Competencies by writing Career Episode Reports;
  2. demonstrate achievement of the defined discipline competencies by writing Career Episode Reports;
  3. communicates effectively using written communication skills.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Preparation of half of the CER's for the Workplace Portfolio 100.00

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=03&subject1=ENG8311)

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.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Private Study 30.00
Report Writing 280.00
Supervisor Consultation 20.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
DRAFT CAREER EPISODE REPORTS 1 0 17 Dec 2013 (see note 1)
CAREER EPISODE REPORTS 100 100 07 Feb 2014 (see note 2)

NOTES
  1. 'Draft Career Episode Reports' refers to approximately 50% of the CER's listed in your approved Workplace Portfolio (Part 1) Summary Sheet.
  2. 'Career Episode Reports' refers to the final version of all of the CER's listed in your approved Workplace Portfolio (Part 1) Summary Sheet.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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 assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements 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:
    (a) For students who have not satisfactorily completed ENG8312. To be assured of a passing grade a student must submit a well presented Workplace Portfolio that contains verified Career Episode Reports that satisfactorily demonstrate achievement of approximately half of the Elements defined in their Workplace Portfolio Summary Sheet. (b) For students who have satisfactorily completed ENG8312. To be assured of a passing grade a student must submit a well presented Workplace Portfolio that contains verified Career Episode Reports that satisfactorily demonstrate achievement of the remaining Elements defined in their Workplace Portfolio Summary Sheet. i.e. those Elements that were not demonstrated in the course ENG8312.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or 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. SUPERVISION The student shall communicate with their supervisor at regular intervals.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. The following temporary grade may be awarded: IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up).

  11. 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

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.