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ELEC4710: Engineering Project A (2016 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC4710: Engineering Project A (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Shrivastava, Yash
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Pre-Requisites:||[36 credits of 3rd year units of study].|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Students will work individually or in groups on an assigned project for the Semester. The concepts covered depend on the nature of the project, but broadly cover research and inquiry, and information literacy. While recognising that some projects can be interdisciplinary in nature, it is the normal expectation that the students would do the project in their chosen area of specialisation, i.e. Power Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering students would do projects in the general area of Power, Telecommunications, Computer, and Software respectively.
This unit of study builds on the technical competencies introduced in the previous years. The project work is spread over two units (Engineering Project A and B). In Engineering Project A, students are required to plan and begin work on their project and roughly complete half the work required for the whole 'final year' project. In particular, it should include almost all the planning, literature review, and a significant proportion of the experimental or analytical work required of the project. The student will prepare a Progress Report at the end of semester detailing the context of the problem, relevant background research and progress to date. The progress at the end of Engineering Project A will be evaluated by the supervisor based on the thoroughness of the proposed program and the progress achieved during the semester. The student can only progress to Engineering Project B on attainment of a satisfactory result in Engineering Project A.
In Engineering Project B, the students are required to complete the remaining aspects of the project, present their results to their peers and academic staff in a seminar format, and prepare and submit a detailed Treatise.
The final grade is based on the work done in both Engineering Project A and B, and will be awarded upon successful completion of Engineering Project B.
|Assumed Knowledge:||This is a diverse subject like no other you have tackled before. You will be required to show significant self-motivation and initiative, and bring together all your wealth of knowledge gained over the past years in electrical engineering. I`m sure you`ll enjoy the challenge! Most students find it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of their time at The University. I hope you do too!|
|Additional Notes:||Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule.|
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|
|Developed through the design and problems encountered in the specific project.||Design (Level 3)|
|Depending on the project, the development of expertise specific to the discipline.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|The science and engineering fundamentals underpinning work on a project.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Searching for and assimilation of information relevant to the particular problems of the project.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Through interactions with supervisor(s), staff and other students, and through a seminar presentation of the work.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Working on industry-relevant projects.||Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
|Working with supervisor(s), staff and other students to manage project goals.||Project and Team Skills (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
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.Design (Level 3)
The five assessment components above are done across Engineering Project A and B together. The Proposal and Progress report are submitted as part of Project A. The Thesis and Presentation are for delivery during Project B. The Participation mark (20%) is for work in both parts, Project A and B. The mark is for project management performance in the project as a whole.
The results achieved in Project B count for Project A as well. Since Capstone Project is a year long task, the final results for Project A are only recorded at the end of the year, on completing Project B. A temporary UC result will be returned for this unit until results for thesis are obtained. Engineering Project A and Engineering Project B will then be given the same result.
|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.|
|Online Course Content:||http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/project/index.html|
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 1||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 2||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 3||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 4||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Submission of Topic Proposal.|
|Assessment Due: Proposal|
|Week 5||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 6||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 7||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 8||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 9||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 10||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 11||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 12||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 13||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Submission of Progress Report.|
|Assessment Due: Progress Report|
|Following Semester||Assessment Due: Thesis|
|Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar|
|Assessment Due: Participation|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||40%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||20%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||30%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||10%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 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.