Course Title: Industry Research Project 3

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OENG5193

Course Title: Industry Research Project 3

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Dr. Daniela Achim

Tel. No.: +61 3 9925 4523

Nominal Hours: 120

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EB020 Report Writing & Presentation Skills for Managers

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to undertake industry based research. The module also assists in drawing together the studies that have been undertaken within the Advanced Diploma program. This Industry Research project has a nominal duration of 120 hours and as such, should have a level of complexity and/or detail commensurate with the allocated time.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH634 Industry Research Project 3

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Plan a research project
2. Apply appropriate investigation techniques
3. Analyse data generated by research
4. Identify conclusions/outcomes of research
5. Present final report in appropriate format

Details of Learning Activities

 Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, group/individual work on projects, site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups as required.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.

Week 1: Introduction and Overview of the subject.

Week 2-9: Student identification and secure of the project.

Week 10-20: Mentoring students to work on the project. 

Week 21-31: Mentoring students to finish the final research report.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Student Resource Drive and Blackboard

S:\Mechanical & Manufacturing Students\OENG5193- Industry Research Project 2012

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this module will consist of the following:
1 x written industry based project proposal
1 x project activities diary
1 x major industry research project report and presentation

Assessment Tasks

In order to pass this subject, you are required to finish three assessments by the end of the course:

Assessment 1. Research Proposal with signed Practical Placement Agreement. (15%)

Assessment 2. Interim Report : report of the work finished in the middle of the project. (25%).

Assessment 3. Final Research Report together with Project Activities Diary. (40%).

Assessment 4. Signed Supervisor Marking Form. (20%). 

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TasksLearning Outcomes
Assessment 11
Assessment 22,3,5
Assessment 32,3,4,5
Assessment 41,2,3,4,5

Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

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Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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