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AMME5010: Major Industrial Project (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: AMME5010: Major Industrial Project (24 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: AMME5020 OR AMME5021 OR AMME5022 OR AMME5222 OR AMME5223 OR ENGG5217.
Brief Handbook Description: Students spend 6 months at an industrial placement working on a major engineering project relevant to their engineering stream. This is a 24 credit point unit, which may be undertaken as an alternative to ENGG5217 Practical Experience, AMME5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12cp of specialist electives; OR AMME5020 Capstone Project A (6CP) & AMME5022 Capstone Project B Extended (12cp) and ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis (6cp) or another 6 cp of specialist electives.

Note: Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent, AMME5010 replaces AMME5222/AMME5223 Dissertation A & B and ENGG5217 Practical Experience.

This unit of study gives students experience in carrying out a major project within an industrial environment, and in preparing and presenting detailed technical reports (both oral and written) on their work. The project is carried out under joint University/industry supervision, with the student essentially being engaged full-time on the project at the industrial site.
Assumed Knowledge: [A credit (>65%) average in prior semester enrolment.]
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Timetable: AMME5010 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Practical Experience 37.00 1 26

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Understanding of engineering fundamentals is reinforced and taken to more advanced level (1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Students develop in depth technical expertise on the engineering processes involved with the project (2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
Students typically spend a considerable amount of time on design and problem solving (4) Design (Level 5)
Students must research, critically assess, and report on literature related to their project
Students must produce a large professional quality report and give a seminar
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4)
Students work within an engineering team and must organise and schedule tasks project objectives (7) Project and Team Skills (Level 5)
Students spend six months working in an engineering role at an industrial site. (8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4)
1. Interpret project results in relation to existing knowledge acquired from prior work in commercial, industrial and academic sectors
2. Undertake a literature review and critically examine published data and findings.
3. Orally communicate results of the project to academic and industrial audience
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 5)
4. Plan, organize, and execute a program of work by setting objectives, methods and timeline to complete the work within the required time frame and specifications
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)
5. Prepare a large professional quality engineering report satisfying academic and industry requirements
6. Apply professional engineering standards, ethics, OH&S and project management practices
7. Recognize the role of engineers in the workplace, the management structure of engineering firms, and their role in society
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 5)
8. Communicate and work cooperatively with others in the industry
(4) Design (Level 5)
9. Critically analyse results and findings to contribute original insights to the investigation.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
10. Develop in depth technical knowledge of engineering processes related to the project
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Yes 0.00 Multiple Weeks 4, 6, 7, 8,
2 Progress Report No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 4, 9, 10,
3 Seminar at Uni No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 9, 10,
4 Exit Seminar (at company) No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 3, 8, 9, 10,
5 Thesis No 80.00 Week 13 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10,
Assessment Description: Presentation/Seminar: Presentation to peers and supervisors

Report: Progress report

Thesis: A major report on the project

Project: Regular meetings with supervisors
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Project work at industrial site
Week 2 Project work at industrial site
Week 3 Project work at industrial site
Week 4 Project work at industrial site
Week 5 Project work at industrial site
Week 6 Project work at industrial site
Week 7 Project work at industrial site
Week 8 Project work at industrial site
Week 9 Project work at industrial site
Week 10 Project work at industrial site
Week 11 Project work at industrial site
Week 12 Project work at industrial site
Week 13 Project work at industrial site
Assessment Due: Thesis
STUVAC (Week 14) Final report due
Exam Period NA

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Biomedical) 2019
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Mechanical) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4) Yes 35%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 5) Yes 1%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) Yes 16%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 5) No 0.5%
(4) Design (Level 5) Yes 23%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 24.5%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 5) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.