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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1apply systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major engineering project Knowledge of a discipline
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 outcomeIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities in producing the required design outcomeEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4collate the results and present clearly and effectively the proposed solution, conclusions and/or recommendations in both written and oral formatsKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate the attainment of the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies through a written report.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities in producing the required design outcome
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. collate the results and present clearly and effectively the proposed solution, conclusions and/or recommendations in both written and oral formats
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the attainment of the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies through a written report.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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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