|Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Technology Design Project|
|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|
|Version produced :||17 April 2021|
Examiner: John Leis
Pre-requisite: (ENG2102 or ENG1003 or ENG1101) and Undergraduate students must have completed 14 courses in their program.
Undergraduate students must have completed 14 courses in their program.
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 Science 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 broadly specified project drawn from a list recommended by staff. 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.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- conceptualize problems and develop strategic solutions from open-ended scenarios;
- identify, review, and evaluate multi-disciplinary design projects that require the system design approach;
- 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;
- apply specialist knowledge and evaluative skills in a number of new areas within discipline specialization;
- transfer and apply appropriate use of computer technology to the design project;
- cooperate as effective members of teams working on multi-disciplinary projects;
- communicate project results in a professional manner with correct Harvard referencing, formal report structure, an executive summary and a formal conveyance letter.
|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|
|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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=ENG3111)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|WEEKLY REPORTS||150||15||21 Jul 2021||2,3,4,7||(see note 1)|
|PLANNING REPORT||150||15||18 Aug 2021||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|INDIVIDUAL REPORT||200||20||20 Oct 2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|TEAM REPORT||500||50||20 Oct 2021||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
- Weekly reports must be submitted on a weekly basis. The examiner shall notify students of the due date during the semester.
Important assessment information
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.
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.
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)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade in the course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course, be judged to have made a genuine effort to contribute to the work of the team by other team members, and obtain at least 40% of the total weighted marks for the Individual Report.
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.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
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.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Students will normally enrol in the ENG3111 Technology Design Project course during the last year of the three-year Bachelor of Engineering Science degree program.