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CHNG5223: Dissertation B (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CHNG5223: Dissertation B (12 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wang, David
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Co-Requisites: [Follows from CHNG5222 Dissertation A]
Prohibitions: ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022.
Brief Handbook Description: To complete a substantial research project and successfully analyse a problem, devise appropriate experiments, analyse the results and produce a well-argued, in-depth thesis.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.

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 3)
1. Devise an appropriate research method.
2. Document and report research work undertaken in a format appropriate for academic literature.
3. Deliver a research presentation that is clear, confident and engaging to an academic audience.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4)
4. Develop in-depth knowledge of a specialised area within the discipline.
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3)
5. Formulate and plan a personal research project.
6. Employ originality, ingenuity and initiative in dealing with critical research issues.
7. Analyse raw data, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Literature Review and Progress Report No 10.00 Previous Semester 1, 4, 5, 6,
2 Presentation/Seminar No 15.00 Previous Semester 3, 4,
3 Presentation/Seminar No 15.00 Week 13 3, 4,
4 Thesis No 60.00 Week 13 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,
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 13 Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar
Assessment Due: Thesis
Previous Semester Assessment Due: Literature Review and Progress Report
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
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular) 2013, 2014, 2015, 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 3) No 38%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 3) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 3) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 3) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 4) No 26%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3) No 36%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) No 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.