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ENG2111 Engineering Associate Degree Design Project

Semester 2, 2021 Toowoomba On-campus
Short Description: Eng Assoc Deg Design Project
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 : Graded


Examiner: Wijitha Senadeera


Pre-requisite: ENG1100 and (ENG1101 or ENG1003)

Other Requisites

Students should have completed at least 10 courses in their Associate Degree program prior to enrolling in the ENG2111 Engineering Associate Degree Design Project.


This is the capstone project course for the Associate Degree in engineering that students normally complete during their last semester of study, or after at least 10 courses in the program have been successfully completed. This project course both differentiates this program from the Bachelor of Engineering Science program, and satisfies registration requirements as an Engineering Associate of Engineers Australia (EA).


Students will work in small teams on design based projects that enable them to demonstrate problem solving and design optimisation skills. Completion of the chosen project shall validate their achievement of the graduate attributes required for an Engineering Associate. Each group of students will work on an engineering related project for which they will collectively develop design options, carry out cost-benefit analysis and recommend a solution that is optimised within safety sustainability requirements. Suggested project topics from industry are welcome, but may not be offered in the same year as proposed to ensure thorough vetting by the staffing team. Working in teams will reinforce students' group interaction skills such as negotiation and interactive thinking. The available projects will require students to apply and integrate their discipline-specific skills and knowledge acquired during their Associate Degree program.


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

  1. contribute as part of a team to complete a selected project in a specified time utilising recognized Australian codes and standards;
  2. illustrate a sound knowledge of basic engineering principles within a branch of engineering practice at engineering associate level and apply those principles with justification to an engineering situation;
  3. demonstrate problem solving skills within a sustainable design framework;
  4. demonstrate skills in teamwork, project management and cost benefit analysis;
  5. using a systems approach, deconstruct the project into its components, and design an engineering solution in accordance with established practices and precedents; and
  6. communicate project plans, progress and outcomes through written, electronic and oral communications.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Project planning 15.00
2. Project execution 25.00
3. Team report 40.00
4. Engineering Associate e-portfolio 20.00

Text and Materials

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Engineers Australia 2011, Chartered status - a handbook for applicants, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT.

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
Assessments 80.00
Directed Study 10.00
Online Discussion Board 25.00
Private Study 40.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Assignment 1: Project Proposal 100 10 26 Jul 2021 1,6
Assignment 2: Progress Report 200 20 06 Sep 2021 1,2,3,4,6
Assign 4: ePortfolio&Recording 200 20 21 Oct 2021 2,6 (see note 1)
Assignment 3: Project Report 500 50 21 Oct 2021 1,2,3,4,5,6 (see note 2)

  1. CER Report/e-portfolio shall address each element of EA Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Associate, and specifically address each sub-element competency attribute
  2. The team project report content shall be to USQ AQF level 6 AD graduation requirements and presented to industry based engineering associate professional standards.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities 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 for that item.

  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 a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available 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 obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

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

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  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. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. 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

Date printed 8 November 2021