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Unit description

Develops students’ capability to undertake a full scale engineering project. This Capstone Project unit represents the culmination of the Engineering degree, integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course, including engineering principles, planning and design, communication, teamwork and management. The unit will also see the students finalising their ePortfolios by writing statements of competency to address the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies. Skills in writing resumes and addressing selection criteria will also be developed.

Unit content

Formal content for this unit will include the following topics:

  • Major project formulation, planning and execution
  • Report writing
  • Writing statements of competency
  • Interview skills
  • Writing a resume and addressing selection criteria

These will be integrated throughout this project-based unit.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major engineering project
2formulate an overall plan of attack including alternative conceptual solutions and methods to critically evaluate them and then perform the design calculations and integration necessary to deliver the project outcome
3demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities in producing the required design outcome
4collate the results and present clearly and effectively the proposed solution, conclusions and/or recommendations in both written and oral formats
5demonstrate the attainment of the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies through a written report.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major engineering project
  2. formulate an overall plan of attack including alternative conceptual solutions and methods to critically evaluate them and then perform the design calculations and integration necessary to deliver the project outcome
  3. demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities in producing the required design outcome
  4. collate the results and present clearly and effectively the proposed solution, conclusions and/or recommendations in both written and oral formats
  5. demonstrate the attainment of the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies through a written report.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
ePortfolio20%
Report60%
Presentation20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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