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ENG8308 Industry Project

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Industry Project
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 030399 - Process and Resources Engineer
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Andreas Helwig


Pre-requisite: (ENG8300 and ENG8311) or Students must be enrolled in the following program: MAEN


Work Integrated Learning allows experienced technologists, engineers and other professionals to draw on their industrial practice to demonstrate their achievement of many of the required graduate attributes and capabilities, both generic and technical. This course is designed to enable students to demonstrate key learning objectives by documenting the knowledge and skills they have gained in the workplace supported by targeted research activities. Students will demonstrate independent and professional application of theory and engineering skills and knowledge by writing reports their industrial project thesis covering industrial or work- related projects. The thesis content shall identify five (5) Engineers A Stage 1 and Stage 2 professional competency demonstration will be similar to a project report and have equivalency to Engineers Australia’s engineering competency claims (ECCs). The thesis documentation includes details of the application of theory, synthesis and/or innovation in their industry knowledge develop with appropriate evaluation and background research at a professional engineering level.


This course provides a vehicle for students to demonstrate their application of theoretical knowledge to innovate a solution of an engineering problem or as part of a larger project which is relevant to their workplace and professional engineering career and strand discipline. With appropriate supervision, the student will further develop skills in documenting their contribution spanning both the technical and non-technical dimensions of engineering and spatial science at the professional level. Students are expected to produce an accurate and detailed written account of their work supported by appropriate background information and literature as appropriate to the project and to demonstrate their knowledge and application of theory at a professional engineering level of application.


On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. benchmark the level of attainment of Engineers Australia's Stage 2 Competencies by identifying in their thesis content five required Engineers Australia Competencies and attributes of attainment and provide suitable background research with some identifiable innovation;
  2. demonstrate achievement of the defined discipline competencies by researching and writing detailed formal Project Report to the required USQ standards;
  3. effectively document an industrial project in their strand discipline major;
  4. communicate effectively using professional engineering technical standard written communication skills.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Preparation of a project thesis report to demonstrate professional skills at an appropriate level 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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 expectations

Activity Hours
Private Study 130.00
Report Writing 180.00
Supervisor Consultation 20.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Draft Progress Report 1 0 30 Jul 2019 4
Final Report 100 100 21 Oct 2019 1,2,3,4

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-. A satisfactorily-completed assessment item will satisfy EA professional competency standards and Masters AQF level 9 requirements. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  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 successfully attempt both assessment items, obtain at least 50% on each assessment item and 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 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:
    As there is no examination for this course, there will be no supplemenatry or deferred exam.

  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

Assessment notes

  1. SUPERVISION The student shall communicate with their supervisor at regular intervals.

  2. 2. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  3. 3. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at .