Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Read examples of how teaching teams have acted on eVALUate results and suggestions for improvement in units.

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SIT191 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • the exercises completed in practical classes
  • the lectures, including the notes and worked examples
  • completing all the assessment tasks, including the weekly practice quizzes

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Revised the exam formula sheet
  • Provided a better guide for the statistical software used
  • Given more feedback on assessment.

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SLE123 Physics for the Life Sciences

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The seminars and the academic staff who ran them
  • The discussion board on the Cloud site.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Moved to weekly seminars - for more face-to-face time
  • Changed the summative assessment task weightings and introduced weekly online quizzes.

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SIT202 Networks and Communications

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Depth of content, particularly in the lectures, developing a strong understanding of how the network protocol stack works and in-depth coverage of IP, TCP, and UDP
  • Weekly practicals teaching skills relevant to the workplace and helping develop understanding of theory content
  • Assessment tasks requiring knowledge and the application of problem solving skills rather than answers found easily online
  • Opportunities for interacting with the unit staff in classes, practicals, BB Collaborate sessions, online forums and email.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Adjusted assessment approach to assist with student workload.

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SIT281 Cryptography

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The unit is fundamental for security and the content offered was very useful.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Included more industry-focused tasks so that students can apply theory and applied know-hows to the real world problems,
  • Reshaped assessment structure with the emphasis of application in the cybersecurity context.

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SLE334 Medical Microbiology and Immunology

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Real-world practicals that link with and make theory easier to understand
  • Clear, informative and interesting lecture content
  • Engaging, helpful and enthusiastic lecturers.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • examined and revised class content without losing the unit's current integrity and learning outcomes as a level 3 unit
  • Implemented a "tutorial based class" in weeks 4 and 8, which combined with the revision week in week 11, ensured that students are on top of their class content before the final exam.

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SRA224 Austral-Asian Architecture

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • All staff are extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about their fields and this unit
  • Clear and succinct explanations of both the course content and what was expected of presentations
  • The lectures were of great quality and the content interesting.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Retained lectures and refocused the seminar structure on student engagement
  • Revised the structure and running of the debates in relation to timing, selection of topics, presentations and more closely integrated learning strategies.

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SRD264 Studio 04: Publicscapes

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The unit being well organised and upfront (everything available from the commencement of week 1)
  • Availability of high quality teaching and resources across respective weeks, and the content of the unit
  • The recording of assessment feedback and transparency of the rubrics.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Further tweaking and adjustment to the AT01 and AT03 tasks to help integrate with the design project.

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SRT257 Building Environmental Studies 1

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Knowledgable and helpful teaching staff, who were very approachable
  • The knowledge gained on sustainability and passive design
  • The group projects and assignment tasks helped students gain more knowledge on different softwares as well as different topic areas on this field
  • Access to tools to use in their future careers.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Adjusted the weighting of the group assignment.

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SLE390 Professional Practice in Bioscience

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The Work Placement, Mock Interview and Job Application assignment plus feedback.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Enhanced the quality of feedback provided for Assignments 1, 2 and 4.
  • Introduced post-placement, in-class reflections to foster deep learning from placement experiences and to assist students with completion of the written Assignment 4, "Professional Portfolio" that requires substantial written reflection on all aspects of the unit.

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SEB725 Engineering Entrepreneurship

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Participating in startup hackathon and eChallenge competition
  • Inspirational real world case studies
  • Learning about starting up their own businesses based on their own unique ideas, and how to protect their innovative ideas in the future
  • Learning about how to be creative and innovative.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, so this is what we have done:

  • Invited guest speakers from industry/ local entrepreneurs
  • Strengthened collaboration with Spark Deakin and Runway Geelong.

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SEN719 Project Initiation

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Weekly meetings with their academic supervisor
  • Ensuring that they get feedback on draft versions of their assessments before submission.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Provided more detailed resources and assessment criteria.

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SRM751 Principles of Building Information Modelling

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Students are very satisfied about learning new software and BIM tools, though finding the experience rather challenging.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

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