ELEC4712: Honours Thesis A (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC4712: Honours Thesis A (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Li, Yonghui
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Site(s) for this Unit:||
|Pre-Requisites:||[36 credits of 3rd year units of study].|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Students will work individually or in groups on an assigned project for the Semester. The concepts covered depend on the nature of the project, but broadly cover research and inquiry, and information literacy.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||This is a diverse subject like no other you have tackled before. You will be required to show significant self-motivation and initiative, and bring together all your wealth of knowledge gained over the past years in electrical engineering. I`m sure you`ll enjoy the challenge! Most students find it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of their time at The University. I hope you do too!|
|Additional Notes:||Note that students require permission from the HOS to do both A and B units in the same Semester, and will have an accelerated assessment schedule. Note also that entry to Honours Thesis is by permission.|
Dr Rathmell, James
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|
|Developed through the design and problems encountered in the specific project.||Design (Level 4)|
|Depending on the project, the development of expertise specific to the discipline.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|The science and engineering fundamentals underpinning work on a project.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Searching for and assimilation of information relevant to the particular problems of the project.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Through interactions with supervisor(s), staff and other students, and through a seminar presentation of the work.||Communication (Level 4)|
|Working on industry-relevant projects.||Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
|Working with supervisor(s), staff and other students to manage project goals.||Project Management and Teamwork (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
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.Design (Level 4)
Proposal: Topic Proposal.
Progress Report: Progress Report.
Thesis: As Honours thesis is a year long task, final assessment of this unit will take place at the end of the year. A temporary UCN result will be returned for this unit until results for thesis are obtained. Both ELEC4712 and ELEC4713 will then be given the same result.
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
Special Arrangements for Examination and Assessment. In exceptional circumstances alternate arrangements for exams or assessment can be made. However concessions for outside work arrangements, holidays and travel, sporting and entertainment events will not normally be given.
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Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
|Online Course Content:||http://www.eelab.usyd.edu.au/project/index.html|
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 1||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 2||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 3||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 4||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 5||Submission of Topic Proposal.|
|Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Assessment Due: Proposal|
|Week 6||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 7||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 8||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 9||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 10||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 11||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 12||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Week 13||Independent work on project, in consultation with academic supervisor(s).|
|Submission of Progress Report.|
|Assessment Due: Progress Report|
|Following Semester||Assessment Due: Thesis|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||33.34%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||16.67%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||33.34%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 4)||Yes||16.67%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 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.