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ENG9011 Engineering Research Project A

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Engineering Research Project A
Units : 1
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 : 039999 - EnginTech not classified
Grading basis : Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Version produced : 23 September 2019

Staffing

Examiner: Armando Apan

Rationale

This course is part of a supervised research project which provides opportunities for motivated and highly qualified students to undertake advanced study and to produce a research-based thesis. Students develop the appropriate research skills and specialist knowledge which will enhance their career prospects or allow them to undertake further studies. The emphasis of the programme is on developing the appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake independent research and professional practice.

Synopsis

Full time research in engineering or surveying under the supervision of selected staff members.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students will have:

  1. demonstrated their ability to proceed with the research topic
  2. demonstrated their ability to think analytically, critically and creatively about a chosen research topic and related issues within the area of specialisation chosen
  3. demonstrated competence in each component of quantitative or qualitative research processes viz; identification and analysis of research problems, formulation of research aims, research questions and/or hypotheses, selection of appropriate research methodology and method, effective application of ethical research procedures, collection of relevant data, appropriate analysis of data, suitable interpretation/discussion of data, and formulation of appropriate conclusions and recommendations for research and/or practice

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. To be determined by the supervisor in consultation with the student 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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=ENG9011)

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

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 155.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PROGRESS REPORT 100 100 07 Nov 2019

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the student’s responsibility to attend regular meetings with the supervisory team to discuss their research progress.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    Progress Reports: to complete the Progress Report satisfactorily, students must fill out the report in consultation with their supervisor. As part of their research program, students are expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress.

    Thesis: To successfully complete a Thesis, students must receive a passing grade and have undertaken the requested revisions.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Progress Report: HDR students must submit a progress report and deemed to be making Satisfactory Progress by the supervisor and ADR to receive a SP grade.

    Thesis: At the end of the candidature students are required to submit a thesis for examination, receive a passing grade and satisfactorily address the revisions for the degree to be awarded.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As SP is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of SP. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an incomplete grade.

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

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  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. 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