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ENG2111 Engineering Associate Degree Design Project

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Wijitha Senadeera


Pre-requisite: ENG1100 and (ENG1101 or ENG1003)


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.

Course learning outcomes

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 required to be purchased or accessed

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

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Portfolio 1 No 10 1,6
Assignments Written Portfolio 2 No 20 1,2,3,4,6
Assignments Written Portfolio 3 No 50 2,6
Assignments Written Portfolio 4 No 20 1,2,3,4,5,6
Date printed 27 June 2022