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ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1 (2020 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Junior
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Fiford, Rod
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: ENGG1803 OR ENGG1061.
Brief Handbook Description: Integrated Engineering 1 is an introductory Unit of Study within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies. It aims to provide commencing undergraduate engineering students with an understanding of the nature and diversity of engineering practice and begin the development of a set of intellectual tools for integrating their ongoing personal, academic, and professional development.

Through an open-ended design project, the unit highlights foundational engineering and professional practice skills, and the application of these skills to real world projects and workplace practice. It demonstrates the role that various professional and academic competencies play in the ability to manage contemporary professional engineering issues. Students are also introduced to the Engineers Australia (EA) Stage 1 Competency Standards as one framework for monitoring their professional development, and complete a professional development reflective task which includes a self-assessment of their current understanding and capabilities against this framework. This process of open-ended projects and professional development will then be advanced throughout the integrated engineering program to develop skills in demonstrating competencies, planning future development, and lifelong learning. This reflective practice, combined with authentic project based learning and assessment supports student understanding of the way in which the diverse elements of their degree integrate together synergistically to establish emergent professional capabilities.

In developing knowledge of the engineering discipline, students enhance their capacity for lifelong learning through critical reflection and self-assessment, creating and monitoring career goals as well as building a sense of responsibility for their learning. Through case studies, design projects and challenges, students expand their communication skills, develop competency in team-based problem solving and in creating innovative solutions, as well as apply critical thinking and inquiry. The activities encourage the development of research skills, experience of the engineering design process, leading and managing projects, and the significance of ethics, safety and sustainability.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: ENGG1111 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 1.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 3.00 2 13
3 Independent Study 4.00 13
T&L Activities: The teaching component is designed to engage students productively in learning and working with others as well as contribute to the development of independent learning. The learning activities support students being able to achieve the intended learning outcomes of the unit.

Lectures consist of a combination of standard face-to-face session and online sessions in which students complete activities.

Tutorials expand on the concepts introduced in lecture material and involve students in small and large project work or challenges.

Students will need to work independently on aspects of their project and professional development planning and review, completing a number of activities as part of their self development and on enhancing their knowledge of engineering professional practice.

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 2)
1. Demonstrate knowledge in using and managing appropriate resources and communication technologies.
2. Demonstrate written, oral and graphical communication skills at academic standard.
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2)
3. Show commitment to work effectively as part of a team being constructive, contributing ideas and completing tasks on time.
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2)
4. Understand the responsibilities and issues of professional engineering practice.
5. Critically reflect on personal professional development in relation to learning outcomes and expected competencies developing the capacity to self and peer assess.
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1)
6. Indicate progress in understanding diverse ways of knowing and doing across different engineering disciplines.
(4) Design (Level 1)
7. Explain the nature and challenges of interdisciplinary engineering design and processes.
8. Contribute productively to a design and build project as part of a team.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1)
9. Indicate progress in advancing capability.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Academic Honesty Education module* No 0.00 Week 4
2 Research brief and team contribution plan* No 15.00 Week 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9,
3 Peer review of research brief No 5.00 Week 6 1, 2, 4, 5, 6,
4 Design Project - Requirements brief* Yes 10.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8,
5 Design Project - Design proposal* Yes 20.00 Week 9 2, 3, 8,
6 Design Project - Presentation and video* Yes 20.00 Week 11 2, 3, 4, 8,
7 Design Project - Self and Peer Assessment* No 0.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 5, 6,
8 Threshold exam* (during lecture time) No 20.00 Week 12 4, 7,
9 Personal contribution and reflection* No 10.00 Week 13 1, 2, 4, 5, 9,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration

Academic Honesty Education Module - The Academic Honesty Education Module is a required assessment component of your whole degree. It is suggested that you complete this module within the first 4 weeks of your academic year.

Design Project - this has four assessment components:

1) Requirements brief - a written document describing detailed design requirements developed from the design scenario brief and independent research and ideation.

2) Design proposal - a written document describing the proposed design and it`s justification and a proof of concept in the form of a prototype, system model, and/or design drawings as appropriate for the design.

3) Presentation and Video - an oral presentation to be delivered in class by the group and a short video that sells the key features and strengths of the design.

4) Self and peer assessment - SPARKPLUS self and peer reviews of team process and performance in each of the design project assessments. Results from these reviews may be used to adjust individual group member marks to reflect individual contributions to the assessment task.

Threshold Exam:

The threshold exam is designed to assess the minimum required level of knowledge and understanding in the unit. Students must achieve at least 75% in the threshold exam to pass the assessment and the unit overall. For those students who fail the threshold exam on the first attempt, a supplementary threshold exam will be held in week 14. Students who fail to achieve 75% in either the original or supplementary threshold exam will receive a maximum unit grade of 45F. 75% in the exam equates to 10 marks, 100% equals 20 marks; Grade Calculation: If result ≥ 75%, ((%Result - 75%) * 0.4) + 10. If result < 75%, (%Result) * 0.13.

Research brief/team contribution plan and peer review:

The research brief and team contribution plan is a written submission outlining research findings of relevance to the major design project and student plan for future team contribution (for the design project). This is an individual task. All students will also peer review other research briefs and provide detailed feedback.

Professional self reflection:

This is a written reflective assessment task focusing on students` development with supporting evidence and reference to their team contribution plan submitted in week 4.

Late penalties:

Written work submitted after the due date/time will be considered to have been submitted late. For every calendar day up to and including ten calendar days after the due date, a penalty of 5% of the maximum awardable marks will be applied to late work. The penalty will be calculated by first marking the work, and then subtracting 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date. For work submitted more than ten calendar days after the due date a mark of zero will be awarded.

There will be no late submissions allowed for SPARKPLUS assessments (self and peer review of team contribution and peer review of the technical research brief) or in class presentations.

To pass this unit, students must complete all assessment tasks or will receive a 45 FA final grade.

All group project assessments require you to review your performance and that of your team members using SPARKPLUS, marks may be adjusted based on these peer reviews.
Assessment Feedback: Students are encouraged to use feedback on assessments to improve on subsequent assessment tasks.
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: Students need to familiarise themselves with the University and Faculty policies and specifically need to read the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Honesty, see http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/index.shtml
Online Course Content: All readings for the unit are on Canvas which is the Learning Management System (LMS) for this unit of study.
Note on Resources: Students are encouraged to find appropriate career-related and self development courses provided by the University. They are also encouraged to find suitable resources that support their learning goals.

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 Introduction to Integrated Engineering, what do engineers do?
Week 2 Communication and basic project management
Week 3 Critical thinking and innovation
Week 4 Design principles/cycle, requirements, verification and testing
Assessment Due: Academic Honesty Education module*
Assessment Due: Research brief and team contribution plan*
Week 5 Human centred design, ethics
Week 6 Learning as a professional, professional development, critical self reflection
Assessment Due: Peer review of research brief
Week 7 Product life cycles, sustainability
Assessment Due: Design Project - Requirements brief*
Week 8 Risk and uncertainty, hierarchy of control in design context
Week 9 Engineering standards
Assessment Due: Design Project - Design proposal*
Week 10 Engineering case studies
Week 11 Exam revision
Assessment Due: Design Project - Presentation and video*
Week 12 Threshold exam during lecture
Assessment Due: Threshold exam* (during lecture time)
Week 13 Subject review – best presentation video
Assessment Due: Personal contribution and reflection*
Post-Semester Week 14: Supplementary threshold exam (only for those students that failed the threshold exam in week 12 or have special consideration granted)

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, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Biomedical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Biomedical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Biomedical /Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Design in Architecture 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Electrical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Electrical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Electrical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Electrical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Biomedical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Electrical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year (2016+) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Science (Health) 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2016+ / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flexible First Year 2019+ /Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 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 2) No 27%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 12.5%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2) No 27%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 2%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 28%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 1) No 3.5%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) No 0%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 1) 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.