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ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4 (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4 (2 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Goldfinch, Tom
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: [ENGG2111 OR ENGG2062] AND [84cp ENGI UoS].
Prohibitions: ENGG4064 OR ENGG4065.
Brief Handbook Description: The focus for this unit is on fostering leadership capacity in engineering through exploration of 'Grand Challenges' impacting engineering as a socially, economically and environmentally influential field of practice. Through a number of activities, students are provided opportunities to demonstrate skills in leadership, influencing, research and analysis. At this level, students are expected to work autonomously and collaboratively to generate forward thinking policy positions for an engineering entity in response to a global Grand Challenge.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Tutor/s: Nina Verzosa

Sam Houston

Lucia Liu

Elyssebeth Leigh

Tanvir Hossain
Timetable: ENGG4111 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Introductory Lecture 1.00 1 1
2 Workshop 2.00 1 5
3 Independent Study 12
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 skills. Lectures, workshops, e-learning/online modules are scheduled throughout the semester. Students will complete collaborative tasks and assessments during workshops and in independent study, with all learning activities designed to help students make progress in assessable tasks. There are multiple opportunities for benchmarking, review and improvement of work on assignments. To pass the unit, students must complete all assignments, participate actively in all workshops, and work through online content and readings on Canvas.

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 must consider fundamental scientific principles underpinning a selected grand challenge and apply mathematical methods to explore potential impacts on an engineering entity. (1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
Through the engineering leadership assignment, students will address a complex grand challenge affecting an engineering company, department, or organisation at the policy level. Students will exercise judgement and work with some guidance and supervision provided through workshops and online forums. (2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Students undertake a SWOT analysis of an engineering company/department/organisation with respect to a complex grand challenge. Though this analysis they will collect relevant data to inform judgements and decisions on how the company/department/organisation should respond. (3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3)
As part of their analysis of an engineering company/department/organisation students will review existing engineering designs and processes to determine how they may be impacted by a global grand challenge. (4) Design (Level 3)
Students will evaluate the current and future threats to an engineering company/department/organisation with respect to ecological and social sustainability, cultural values, economic risk, & safety. The assessment is designed to require multiple engineering disciplinary perspectives as well as tools and techniques from business and social sciences to produce an interdisciplinary product in the form of a policy recommendation. The policy recommendation is assessed in its likelihood of influencing decision making. (5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3)
Students will work independently to gather information from a range of sources to conduct a SWOT analysis and inform a policy recommendation for an engineering entity. This will require application of technical expertise to identify and interpret threats and opportunities quantitatively and qualitatively. (6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 4)
Students will work in teams for 50% of the assessable tasks in this unit. This will require students to employ synchronous and asynchronous methods of collaboration, review team performance regularly, and deliver a coherent team product that is both informative and influential. Individuals within the team will need to take responsibility for leading different components of the team assignment to produce a quality outcome. (7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
The engineering leadership assignment requires students to exercise professional judgement and take an ethical stance in responding to complex grand challenges affecting humanity and the environment globally. Students are assessed on their critical reasoning, likely ability to influence decision making, and ethical judgement. (8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

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 4)
1. Demonstrate written, oral and graphical communication skills at professional engineering standard including capacity to debate, negotiate, justify an engineering position.
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4)
2. Manage mature team relationships through inclusive work practices, respecting cultural diversity and the multidisciplinary dimensions of engineering teams.
3. Communicate about complex issues with novices, address team issues through conflict resolution and use a network to connect with others.
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4)
4. Exercises sound critical judgement in relation to personal and professional ethics , including an open-minded, pro-active attitude toward questioning industry norms.
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3)
5. Evaluate & synthesise a wide range of resources demonstrating research skills & ability to work across disciplines.
(4) Design (Level 3)
6. Identifies learning & knowledge needs of an engineering organisation and shows evidence of strategic thinking in relation to policy development.
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3)
7. Competently addresses complex problems requiring interdisciplinary knowledge, under some supervision.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Stage 1: Background Research Brief* No 25.00 Week 3 4, 5, 7,
2 Stage 2: SWOT Analysis* Yes 30.00 Week 8 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3 Stage 3: Policy Recommendation* Yes 20.00 Week 10 1, 6,
4 Policy Critical Review* No 25.00 Week 12 4, 5, 6,
5 Self and Peer Review of team contribution Yes 0.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3,
Assessment Description: * all assessments tasks are non reweightable.

Engineering Leadership Assignment :

This assignment will be carried out in 3 stages plus a critical review, with opportunities for review and improvement after each stage.

1) Stage 1: Background Research Brief (individual assignment)*

A brief written report on an identified research topic.

2) Stage 2: SWOT Analysis (team assignment)*

A team assignment following on from the Background Research Brief. You will undertake a SWOT analysis of an engineering entity to inform the development of a policy recommendation.

3) Stage 3: Policy Recommendation (team assignment)*

A short video presentation and a written brief of your policy recommendation.

4) Policy Critical Review (individual assignment)*

A brief written critical review of another student team`s policy recommendation and your own policy recommendation

5) Self and Peer Review of Team Contribution

All group assessments require you to review your performance and that of your team members using SPARKPLUS. Individual marks for group assessments will be adjusted based on these reviews.

Late penalties:

1. Written work submitted electronically after 11.59 pm on the due date will be considered to have been submitted late.

2. 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.

3. For work submitted more than ten calendar days after the due date a mark of zero will be awarded.

4. In general there will be no late submissions allowed for Self and Peer Review of team contribution (SPARKPLUS assessments), class preparation tasks and in-class assessment activities.

To pass this unit, students must complete all assessment tasks. Failure to complete all assessment tasks may result in a maximum final result of 45 FA.

Full details on your assessment tasks and due dates and times are posted on Canvas.
Assessment Feedback: Written feedback for all assessment tasks will be provided on Canvas.

Marks for assessment tasks 3 and 4 will be withheld until the final release of results at the end of semester.

Preliminary results of self and peer reviews of team contribution (in SPARKplus) will be released following moderation. This will be followed by a period for appeals before results are finalised. Relative Performance Factors (RPF) will then be applied to adjust individual marks from group marks for assessment tasks 2 and 3.
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: http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/index.shtml
Online Course Content: Online content and links to all required readings are provided on the ENGG4111 Canvas site. Students should complete all Canvas modules and readings independently early in the semester as these directly inform assessable tasks.

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 Lecture: Introduction to the unit
Week 2 Tutorial: Workshop 1 - Exploring 'Grand Challenges' and research methods, developing semester plan.
Week 3 Assessment Due: Stage 1: Background Research Brief*
Week 4 Tutorial: Workshop 2 - Team formation, Stage 1 In class presentation to team peers, Stage 2 assignment planning
Week 5 Other: Declaration and justification of selected engineering entity
Week 6 Tutorial: Workshop 3 - Team progress review. SWOT analysis draft review and development session.
Week 8 Tutorial: Workshop 4 - Influencing, making your point, targeting your argument, preparing Stage 3
Assessment Due: Stage 2: SWOT Analysis*
Week 10 Tutorial Assessment: Workshop 5 – Stage 3 Presentation video and Q&A
Assessment Due: Stage 3: Policy Recommendation*
Week 12 Tutorial: Workshop 6 (optional) – Policy Peer Review assessment help session
Assessment Due: Policy Critical Review*

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
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 4) Yes 13%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 4) Yes 3%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 4) Yes 18%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3) Yes 26%
(4) Design (Level 3) Yes 32%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3) Yes 0%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3) Yes 8%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) Yes 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.