Course Title: Engineering Design 4A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Design 4A

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2267

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2267

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

EEET2307

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16

EEET2307

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2307

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (VE19)

Course Coordinator: Professor Hong Ren Wu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5376

Course Coordinator Email: henry.wu@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.06 (City Campus)

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email with details of your query


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of EEET 2449 Research Methods for Engineers (or equivalent) is essential prerequisite. You are expected to have completed all courses from the first three (3) years of your undergraduate program, including Engineering Design 3B (a total of 288 CP for single degrees, 240 CP of Engineering courses for double degrees).


Course Description

In fourth year Engineering Design, advanced technical design skills together with personal management skills will be developed through substantial project work. You will undertake a major individual design project and will practice professional levels of documentation, customer liaison and reporting. The projects will demand high levels of technical competence and organisational skills and will provide practice in exercising enterprise skills. Projects may be industry based.

You will be required to liaise with your academic supervisor on a regular basis (at least fortnightly) working towards successful completion of your project. Project progress will be regularly tracked and form part of the final assessment. You are expected to spend a minimum of ten (10) self-directed hours per week on the design project for the duration of the course. The course includes both lecture classes and individual coaching by the academic supervisor.

Engineering Design 4A will focus on project concept and proposition, critical literature and technology review, design requirements and specifications, project method(s), design and planning, and preliminary investigation/simulation/proof of concept. Your project will be completed in Engineering Design 4B.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information (www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 Conceptual understanding of, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.4 Professional use and management of information.
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

These graduate attributes align closely with the generic attributes of professional engineers as identified by Engineers Australia, and comply with Australian Quality Framework Level 8 requirements.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Undertake a technical design project in a coherent and logical way.
  2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in development of design project of a moderate complexity;
  3. Survey and critique techniques used in a specific field and propose new directions and technical solutions.
  4. Write a project report and research paper in a fluent and coherent style.
  5. Present a technical project in a fluent and compelling way.
  6. Demonstrate proficiency, professionalism and professional conduct in a chosen project area.


Overview of Learning Activities

The individual design project provides the backbone to this course. This is a project-based learning activity that will require you to exercise many of the skills required in engineering employment. Project work will help you to connect theory with practice. Project work must involve:

  • Regular (at least fortnightly) meetings with your academic supervisor recorded by meeting minutes with action points.
  • Detailed project plan with a comprehensive timeline and milestones.
  • Systematic documentation.
  • A comprehensive literature survey and proposal.
  • Actual hardware/software/presentation/documentation work required to produce the deliverables on time.

Lecturing schedule will be available on the Blackboard via Learning Hub.


Overview of Learning Resources

  • Course notes as applicable
  • Relevant specialised equipment and software will be made available in laboratories and for loan where possible.
  • You are expected to tailor the scope of your project to resource availability, and account for lead times on purchases.
  • Course resources will be made available using RMIT’s on-line systems as required.

There are no prescribed texts. All details of relevant resources will be published on RMIT’s on-line systems as required.


 


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

There are three (3) separate assessable components for EEET2267. The assessment schedule and due dates are available on the Blackboard. The detailed components to be assessed include:

  • Design/Research Proposal
    Weighting: 25.0%
    The Design/Research Proposal provides a summary description of the problem to be solved which is based on a preliminary review of literature and technology, methodology/approach, performance criteria/project requirements, originality/novelty /innovation as appropriate, and details on how you intend to meet the project requirements/specifications.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO4 will be assessed.

  • Final Report and Presentation

    a. EEET2267 Engineering Design 4A Final Report
    Weighting: 50.0%
    This report will consist of project summary description, a comprehensive review of literature and technology relevant to the project, methodology/approach, performance criteria and design specifications, preliminary work/simulation/prototyping/experimental results, innovation/novelty/originality, and a plan towards project completion.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

    b. EEET2267 Engineering Design 4A Project Presentation 
    Weighting: 10.0%
    You will be required to attend and give an oral presentation on summary achievements of the project at the End of Semester Engineering Design 4A Project Presentations. The presentation should be given in such a manner that it can be understood by any professional engineer. Where possible, application specific concepts or meanings should be explained to aid in the clarity of the presentation.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

  • Professional practice/performance 
    Weighting: 15.0%
    You will be assessed by your academic supervisor regarding your professional conduct and performance at regular project meetings, in terms of:
      • diligence,
      • professional/ethical conduct,
      • progression, 
      • academic/professional performance,
      • academic/professional performance
      • quality of technical work/logbook, and
      • novelty/innovation.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is dealt with very severely. Any submitted work which is copied or similar to that of material published in books, on the web, in course materials, or in another students/groups assignment will be referred to the appropriate SECE/RMIT Disciplinary committee. Please refer to the "Other Relevant Information" section of this course guide for a definition of plagiarism.

Turnitin: Document based assessment tasks will be submitted Turnitin and subject to similarity index limits. Failure to meet these limits will result in the assessment task being rejected and hence not marked.

Late Submissions: A late penalty of 20% of the total available marks per 24-hour period (or part thereof) will apply for all assessment tasks for submission less than 48 hours late. For submissions 48 hours or more late, a penalty of 100% will apply (submission will not be marked).