Course Title: Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1168

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2024

OENG1168

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023

OENG1185

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet2 2023

OENG1185

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Viet2 2024

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OENG1171

Kaplan Singapore

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2023 (All)

OENG1171

Kaplan Singapore

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2024 (KA5S),

OFFJan2024 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2021 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2022 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2023 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2023 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2024 (All)

OENG1172

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2024 (VE31)

Course Coordinator: Professor Majid Nazem

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3628

Course Coordinator Email: Majidreza.nazem@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.24

Course Coordinator Availability: contact through Canvas


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisite Courses
Successful completion of OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A. When combined with this course it coalesces and further develops all of the graduate attributes and skills that you have learnt and established to date in an authentic full-academic- year engineering experience.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 


Course Description

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context, and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience. 

This second half of the Capstone engineering research and development (R&D) project concludes a culminating experience that applies your technical knowledge, research, design and professional engineering skills. It maybe industry based and aims to produce a well-managed practical and pertinent solution to either discipline specific, or cross disciplinary engineering problems, through robust research and established engineering design processes. This second part of the project (Part B) focuses on:

  • Summarising the outcomes from your ‘Engineering Capstone Project (Part A)’;
  • Clearly articulating a plan, including milestones and responsibilities;
  • The application of a methodical design process for the systemic optimisation and embodiment of an engineered solution;
  • The manufacture of a tangible deliverable (where appropriate * )
  • The test and verification of the solution
  • A comprehensive suite of relevant project documentation (such as reports and drawings).

*Note: The project may require the design of a reliable process, in which case a tangible product would not be expected.

Acceptable behaviour

When students undertake WIL activities with industry/community partners, they need to be aware of workplace behaviours and expectations. RMIT rejects all forms of unacceptable behaviour. This applies at all times, including while students undertake WIL placement or project. See the WIL Ready Cred for more.

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 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for Bachelor of Engineering plans ending in P23 and specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

PLO 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
PLO 3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.
PLO 4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity. 
PLO 5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
PLO 6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.
PLO 7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for all other Bachelor of Engineering plans specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; Civil & Infrastructure; Aerospace; Chemical; and Environmental Engineering and associated double degrees:

1 Knowledge and Skill Base
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 Engineering Application Ability
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 Professional and Personal Attributes
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro­active 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.

For more information on the program learning outcomes for your program, please see the program guide.  


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Plan and ethically consider the entire project lifespan and its influences;
  2. Combine engineering theory with rigorous research in using design processes for the consideration of the best possible solutions.
  3. Effectively manage and deliver the preliminary aspects of a research and development project at a professional engineering level.
  4. Effectively communicate in oral and written form, using appropriate language and terminologies.


Overview of Learning Activities

The authentic engineering project (representative of relevant real-world challenges) is intended to develop self-motivated life-long learning skills and is dependent upon the application of initiative and a proactive approach to your experience, whether you are part of a team or conducting this as an individual. You will continue to develop a close working relationship through regular (weekly) meetings with your academic supervisor, and where applicable your industry mentor, who will both offer guidance, advice and assessment. In addition to the assessment deliverables, you will be expected to continue keeping a comprehensive record of your meetings and progress in your professional engineering journal. The Learning Management System shall provide relevant information, resources and expectations. This project exemplifies the development of employability skills, and potential employers will be genuinely interested in your role and your achievements.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements and consists of the following assessment tasks:

Melbourne Assessment Schedule

Early assessment task – Completion Plan

Weighting 10%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4

Assessment task 2 - Final report
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment task 3 – Presentation
Weighting 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment task 4 - Professional practice and contribution
Weighting 10%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Note: All assessments must be individualised. Where assessment is the product of a team contribution, it shall be clear who has contributed, how and where. 

Singapore Kaplan Assessment Schedule

Early assessment task – Completion Plan
Weighting 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4

Assessment task 2 - Weekly Meetings/Professional Practice and contribution 
Weighting 15%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment task 3 – Oral Presentation
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment task 4 - Final Thesis
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Note: All assessments must be individualised. Where assessment is the product of a team contribution, it shall be clear who has contributed, how and where. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.