Course Title: Engineering Project A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Project A

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1065

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: RMIT City Campus: Program Manager; RMIT Vietnam:Huy Nguyen Le Campus:

Course Coordinator Phone: RMIT City Campus: +61 3 99254468

Course Coordinator Email: RMIT City Campus: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au; RMIT Vietnam Campus:huy.nguyenle@rmit.edu.vn

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus/ RMIT Vietnam Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have completed at least 96 credit points of courses in the Associate Degree to enrol in this course.


Course Description

This course is taken in the final year of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology program. This major project work involves developing, managing and achieving the objectives of an engineering project and applying technical skills and knowledge in real or simulated workplace scenario.

The engineering project itself is a capstone project that encourages a holistic approach to managing the technical and managerial aspects of a project, utilising the multiple technologies and topics you have learnt. You will work on projects in small peer-support groups or in pre-determined project teams. You will submit an individual project report for assessment. You will be allocated a first and second supervisor.

This engineering project activity is carried out either in conjunction with industry or simulates a real engineering work environment, thereby contributing to Work Integrated Learning.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the Associate Degree level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):

1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.

1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area. 

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.

2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.

2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.

2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

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

3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership

 

At the Bachelor Degree level this course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):

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 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. This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes: 
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.
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply critical and creative thinking in the design of engineering projects
  2. Plan and manage your time effectively as a team
  3. Consider the business context and commercial positioning of designed devices or systems
  4. Apply knowledge of the ‘real world’ situations that a professional engineer can encounter
  5. Use fundamental knowledge and skills in engineering and apply it effectively on a project
  6. Design and develop a functional product prototype while working in a team
  7. Undertake an engineering project under mentorship
  8. Timely reflect on your own and peers’ technical and non-technical learning
  9. Orally present and demonstrate your product to peers, academics, general and industry community
  10. Manage any disputes and conflicts within and outside your team.


Overview of Learning Activities

At both Associate Degree Level and Bachelor Degree Level you will also learn through following activities:

  • Face to face seminars and online seminars providing overview of technical concepts and research method
  • Weekly student/facilitator meetings in small teams
  • Self-directed project based learning in small teams and presentations 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam. 


Overview of Assessment

X  This course has no additional requirements (hurdles) for completion

Assessment 1

Associate Degree Level: Initial Design and Project Plan

Weighting (%): 10
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
CLO 1, 2, 3

 

Bachelor Degree Level: Project proposal

Weighting (%): 30
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6,7,8,9,10

 

Assessment 2

Associate Degree Level: Interim Project Report and Poster

Weighting of final grade (%): 15
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO 4, 5,6,7

 

Bachelor Degree Level:Weekly reflective journal entries

Weighting of final grade (%): 10     
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO 2, 5

 

Assessment 3

Associate Degree Level: Final Project Report (23% for report; 25% for model)

Weighting of final grade (%):  50
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO 9, 10

 

Bachelor Degree Level:Project presentation

Weighting of final grade (%): 20     
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

CLO 6

 

Assessment 4

Associate Degree Level: Participation and Teamwork

Weighting of final grade (%): 10
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO  2,7,10

 

Bachelor Degree Level:Final Project report

Weighting of final grade (%): 40     
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
CLO 1, 2, 3, 5

 

Assessment 5

Associate Degree Level:Presentation

Weighting of final grade (%): 15
this task assesses the following learning outcomes:

PLO 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
CLO 9