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SEJ441 - Engineering Project A

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tim Hilditch

Prerequisite:

Completion of year 3 PODBL units within S460, S461, S462, S463 or SEB324 plus the completion of 19 credit points of S% coded units.

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463

Incompatible with:

SEJ443, SEJ440

Contact hours:

Campus: Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online. Other learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will attend the oral presentation for this unit on a single scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.

Cloud (online): Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online. Other learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will attend the oral presentation for this unit on a single scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.

Note:

Students are expected to undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.  Students will be required to seek approval from the unit chair if they are unable to complete SEJ441 and SEJ446 consecutively.  

Content

In this unit, students will develop a detailed proposal and undertake preliminary or proof-of concept tasks for an engineering research project. The unit uses the concept of research methodologies as a vehicle for student self-directed learning and prepares them for tackling an extended engineering project from conception through to realisation. Students will work with an academic supervisor to formulate a proposal that clearly defines the scope, objectives, justification and methodology for the project and incorporates consideration of any key stakeholder requirements, as well as safety, risk and ethical factors. The proposal will allow students an opportunity to obtain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in their project area during the development of the methodology. Students will also design and conduct initial project work to demonstrate that the methodology or initial concepts are viable and that project objectives can be met. The project proposal and preliminary project work undertaken in this unit will be continued and completed in SEJ446.

Assessment

Initial proposal 20%, final project proposal and progress report 60%, presentation 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the final project proposal and progress report.

Unit Fee Information

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