Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twelve hours of lectures in semester 1 for both semester 1 only and year long enrolled students. Introductory lecture, weekly team meetings with academic supervisor, attendance and participation in Mechanical Project Conference. Expected minimum time commitment per student: eight hours per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
One of the following two sets of subjects -
Study Period Commencement:
OR BOTH OF:
Note: MCEN90011 Manufacturing Systems may be taken concurrently.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Colin Burvill
The subject involves undertaking a substantial project requiring an independent investigation on an approved topic in advanced engineering design or research. Students will present their findings in both professional exhibition and conference podium presentation formats.
The emphasis of the project can be associated with either:
It is expected that the Capstone Project will incorporate findings associated with both well-defined professional practice and research principles.
This subject has been integrated with the Skills Towards Employment Program (STEP) and contains activities that can assist in the completion of the Engineering Practice Hurdle (EPH). EPH is a mandatory requirement for completing the Master of Engineering.
Topics include: laboratory safety induction, occupational/environmental health & safety, literature searching – for both researcher and engineering practitioner, technical report writing, essay writing, project presentation skills:
On completion of this subject students should be able to apply the knowledge gained in other subjects to successfully investigate a substantially complex engineering design or research problem and have gained experience in collaborative project work, sourcing and collating information that may be associated with disciplines beyond the scope of prior coursework, in developing hypotheses from which engineering decisions will be made, and in reporting contributions arising from project and professional practice activities.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
Having completed this subject the student is expected to:
Semester 1 only
1. Continuous assessment (20%)
2. Final Report (45%)
Submitted at the end of the last week of semester one (semester one only students) / mid semester two (yearlong students).
3. Exhibition (10%), requiring 35 to 40 hours of work.
Presented within Conference schedule and static display materials made available for Exhibition held at end of semester two.
4. Conference (15%) requiring 35 to 40 hours of work.
Individual assessment. All team members must address the audience. Consider the proceedings as if a professional conference. Each team will be allocated 15 minutes and each project will have 5 minutes allocated for questions.
5. Professional Practice (10%), requiring 35 to 40 hours of work.
Based on lectures, not exceeding 1500 words per student. Assessment task submitted at the end of week 10 of semester one.
HURDLE - All components of the assessment must be satisfactorily completed to pass the subject.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) ASSOCIATED WITH ASSESSMENTS
ILOs 2, 3, 4 and 5 are assessed in all project assessment tasks.
ILO 6 is assessed in the professional practice task (essay).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have the following skills:
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with access to laboratories as appropriate to experimental-based projects, and access to textbooks and journal papers through the library system.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Collaborative Industry projects with external mentors can offer exposure to mechanical, mechatronic and biomechanical engineering in industry, and can offer access to collaborating research and development laboratories. Students are encouraged to select Industry based projects.
All students enrolling in the Year Long subject will present project outcomes to an audience of engineering professionals at the public Exhibition scheduled at the end of semester two.
Students enrolled in the Semester 1 only subject will present outcomes to an audience of academic staff in a similar informal manner.
B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
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