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ENGG4065: Advanced Engineering Design B (2015 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG4065: Advanced Engineering Design B (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: A/Prof White, Don
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: Distinction average WAM and department permission
Co-Requisites: ENGG4064.
Brief Handbook Description: The aim to this unit is to develop an understanding of the practice of engineering, utilising a diverse range of skills to solve complex problems.

This Unit is an extension of the ENGG 4064 unit of Study and exists to allow students to extend the work they do in ENGG 4064 and penetrate much more deeply into the subject in hand, so that it becomes much more like a thesis. The nature of these advanced engineering courses meaning the subject matter is negotiated every year.

The project in mind has to be amenable to extension in this way so agreement with the course coordinator needs to be sought at an early stage by anyone considering this Unit.

Students will gain skills in design, analysis and management by undertaking a significant project in a multi-disciplinary team comprising students from across the faculty. Each student will be required to work in a team to produce an integrated design in greater detail than is possible in ordinary classes and to write a significant design report presenting the results of the process. The ability to work in a team of engineers from different disciplines will be assessed as part of this design project.

We try to centre projects around a client, which can be an industrial facility, the Campus and Property Services Office of the University, Research departments within the university, or outside clients (e.g. Nature Conservation Council NSW).

Elements drawn from: Introduction to the design process, Clarification of the Brief, Inquiry, brainstorming, Design philosophy, Design optimization, Equipment design and costing, Hazard assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Project financial Analysis, Business planning.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: Only students with an AAM of > 75% at the end of Year 3 will be invited to join this interdisciplinary group
Timetable: ENGG4065 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Project Work - own time 10.00

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
Open ended project based methodology. Design (Level 4)
Project based on current industry requirement directly related to a specific field of Engineering Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
Projects will be based on the prior engineering knowledge of the student with the aim of extending this knowledge Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Presentations and detailed reports will be required to complete the unit. Information Seeking (Level 3)
Reporting and oral presentation of results to both peers and an external audience Communication (Level 4)
The usual standards for a professional engineer will be applied to any assessment work within the unit Professional Conduct (Level 4)

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.

Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
1. Work in a Team and reporting to a client. Team is responsible foroutcomes of their work Teams are largely self selected
Professional Conduct (Level 4)
2. Appreciation of the technical and financial trade-offs that exist incomplex projects.
3. Environmental Impact Statement - process selection aspects
Communication (Level 4)
4. Ability to clearly present the results from both individual and groupwork in oral/written formats.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
5. Ability to use appropriate software to compare alternative designs -including the potential benefits of both process modification andprocess optimisation and factorial cost estimation. (Will vary dependingon the Project)
6. Theory of hazard assessment and hazard operability studies. (Willvary depending on the Project)
Design (Level 4)
7. Ability to develop a wide range of alternative conceptual designs fora given product specification and market analysis.
8. Ability to evaluate process alternatives at the conceptual level witha view to creating a 'short-list' worthy of more detailed technicalinvestigation.
9. Appreciation of the fact that technical considerations are only onecomponent in an overall successful design project.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Attendance No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1,
2 Participation Yes 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1,
3 Progress Report Yes 20.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4 Project Report Yes 30.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
5 Presentation/Seminar Yes 10.00 Week 13 4, 5, 7,
6 Other Yes 10.00 STUVAC (Week 14) 4, 5, 7,
7 Presentation/Seminar Yes 10.00 STUVAC (Week 14) 4, 6, 8,
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 13 Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar
STUVAC (Week 14) Assessment Due: Other
Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar

Course Relations

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

Course Year(s) Offered
Advanced Engineering Program 2015, 2016
Advanced Engineering Program till 2014 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Medical Science 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Music Studies 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Project Management 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2016
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2016
Civil 2016
Civil / Arts 2016
Civil / Commerce 2016
Civil / Design in Architecture 2016
Civil / Medical Science 2016
Civil / Music Studies 2016
Civil / Project Management 2016
Civil / Science 2016
Civil / Law 2016
Electrical 2016
Electrical / Arts 2016
Electrical / Commerce 2016
Electrical / Medical Science 2016
Electrical / Music Studies 2016
Electrical / Project Management 2016
Electrical / Science 2016
Electrical / Law 2016
Software 2016
Software / Arts 2016
Software / Commerce 2016
Software / Medical Science 2016
Software / Music Studies 2016
Software / Project Management 2016
Software / Science 2016
Software / Law 2016

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project and Team Skills (Level 4) No 25%
Professional Conduct (Level 4) Yes 10%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 20%
Information Seeking (Level 3) Yes 0%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4) Yes 17.5%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 0%
Design (Level 4) Yes 27.5%

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.