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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Up to thirty-six hours of lectures and seventy-two hours of department-based practical project engineering |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Students must have completed 436-384 Design and Proecesses 1 and 436-311 Design and Processes 2 to enrol in this subject (except students enrolled in Biomedical Engineering (679 BM) who must have completed 436-285 Engineering Design and Materials 1 and 436-286 Engineering Design Materials 2).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof S Halgamuge
|Subject Overview:|| |
Upon completion, students will have developed the ability to apply the knowledge gained in other subjects to successfully investigate a substantial engineering design or research problem. Experience will be gained in collaborative project work, sourcing and collating information that may be associated with disciplines beyond the scope of prior coursework, developing hypotheses from which engineering decisions will be made, and the reporting contributions arising from project and professional practice activities.
Unit 1: Major Project:
This unit involves undertaking a major project, requiring an independent investigation and the preparation of reports on an approved topic in advanced engineering design or research. Students will present their findings in a conference podium presentation format, held at the end of the project cycle in the latter half of semester two. The emphasis of the project can be associated with either:
It is expected that the major project will incorporate findings associated with both well-defined professional practice and research principles.
Unit 2: Professional Practice:
Upon completion of this unit, students will have developed an appreciation of the role of technology in society, the responsibilities of engineers with respect to their fellow workers, society and the environment. Topics covered include:
|Assessment:||All components of assessment must be satisfactorily completed to pass the subject.Unit 1: Major Project (85% of overall mark).Two interim reports, each 5%.Continuous assessment, identifying effort, progress and contributions over the entire project cycle (10%). A professional engineering project report (Final Report) of no more than 10 000 words (40 pages), excluding appendices of supporting material that can include diagrams, tables, computations and computer output (40%). A summary of the important findings contained in the Final Report. The format of the summary will follow a specified research paper template (5%). Technical oral examination of no more than one hour duration. Technical oral examination includes a formal presentation followed by questions from an academic supervisor and academic examiner (10%).Major Project Exhibition:a. Lay-person oral examination of no more than 20 minutes duration (5%).b. Static display materials (eg. poster, computer demonstration, prototype) (5%).Unit 2: Professional Practice (15% of overall mark). Two assignments based on lecture material (one per semester) not exceeding 1000 words per student (10%). Debate participation and public speaking (5%).|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|Links to further information:||http://www.unimelb.edu.au/HB/2008/subjects/436-492.html|
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