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ELEC4714: Major Industrial Project (2017 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ELEC4714: Major Industrial Project (24 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Electrical & Information Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Shrivastava, Yash
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: [36 credits of 3rd year units of study].
Prohibitions: ELEC4710 OR ELEC4711 OR ELEC4712 OR ELEC4713. This unit covers the final year project.
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 ELEC4702 Practical Experience, ELEC4712/4713 Honours Thesis A & B, and two recommended electives. 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: None.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Timetable: ELEC4714 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
Students typically spend a considerable amount of time on design and problem solving Design (Level 5)
Students develop in depth technical expertise on the engineering processes involved with the project Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
Understanding of engineering fundamentals is reinforced and taken to more advanced level Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Students must research, critically assess, and report on literature related to their project Information Seeking (Level 4)
Students must produce a large professional quality report and give a seminar Communication (Level 4)
Students spend six months working in an engineering role at an industrial site. Professional Conduct (Level 4)
Students work within an engineering team and must organise and schedule tasks project objectives. Project and Team Skills (Level 5)

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 5)
1. Ability to critically analyse results and findings and to contribute original insights to the investigation.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
2. Develop in depth technical knowledge of engineering processes related to the project
Information Seeking (Level 4)
3. Ability to interpret results in relation to existing knowledge
4. Ability to undertake a literature review and to critically examine published data and findings.
Communication (Level 4)
5. Ability to produce a large professional quality engineering report
6. Oral presentation skills
Project and Team Skills (Level 5)
7. Ability to set objectives and organise a program of work, and to complete the work within the required time frame and specifications
Professional Conduct (Level 4)
8. An understanding of the role of engineers in the workplace, the management structure of engineering firms, and their role in society
9. Gain an understanding of engineering, OH&S and project management practices
10. Ability to communicate and work cooperatively with others.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Yes 0.00 Multiple Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10,
2 Presentation/Seminar No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 6,
3 Report No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 5, 7,
4 Thesis No 80.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 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
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 . 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 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

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
Aeronautical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2018
Aeronautical 2018
Aeronautical / Arts 2018
Aeronautical / Commerce 2018
Aeronautical / Project Management 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2018
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018
Aeronautical / Law 2018
Biomedical Mid-Year 2018
Biomedical 2018
Biomedical / Arts 2018
Biomedical / Commerce 2018
Biomedical / Project Management 2018
Biomedical /Science 2018
Biomedical/Science (Health) 2018
Biomedical / Law 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2016, 2017, 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2018
Civil 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Design in Architecture 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Science 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil/Science (Health) 2018
Civil / Law 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical Mid-Year 2018
Mechanical 2018
Mechanical / Arts 2018
Mechanical / Commerce 2018
Mechanical / Project Management 2018
Mechanical / Science 2018
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018
Mechanical / Law 2018
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2018
Mechatronic 2018
Mechatronic / Arts 2018
Mechatronic / Commerce 2018
Mechatronic / Project Management 2018
Mechatronic / Science 2018
Mechatronic/Science (Health) 2018
Mechatronic / Law 2018
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018
Software 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018
Software/Science (Health) 2018
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Civil/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Mechatronic/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 5) Yes 8.89%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 8.89%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 0%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 17.78%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 23.89%
Project and Team Skills (Level 5) Yes 13.89%
Professional Conduct (Level 4) Yes 26.66%

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.