ELEC4714: Major Industrial Project (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC4714: Major Industrial Project (24 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical and Information Engineering|
Dr Lu, Dylan
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||[36 credits of 3rd year units of study].|
|Prohibitions:||ELEC4710 OR ELEC4711 OR ELEC4712 OR ELEC4713. This unit covers the final year project.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Students spend 6 months at an industrial placement working on a major engineering project relevant to their engineering stream. This is a 24 credit point unit, which may be undertaken as an alternative to ELEC4702 Practical Experience, ELEC4712/4713 Honours Thesis A & B, and two recommended electives. This unit of study gives students experience in carrying out a major project within an industrial environment, and in preparing and presenting detailed technical reports (both oral and written) on their work. The project is carried out under joint University/industry supervision, with the student essentially being engaged full time on the project at the industrial site.|
|Department Permission||Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.|
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 typically spend a considerable amount of time on design and problem solving||Design (Level 5)|
|Students develop in depth technical expertise on the engineering processes involved with the project||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Understanding of engineering fundamentals is reinforced and taken to more advanced level||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
|Students must research, critically assess, and report on literature related to their project||Information Seeking (Level 4)|
|Students must produce a large professional quality report and give a seminar||Communication (Level 4)|
|Students spend six months working in an engineering role at an industrial site.||Professional Conduct (Level 4)|
|Students work within an engineering team and must organise and schedule tasks project objectives.||Project Management and Teamwork (Level 5)|
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 5)
Presentation/Seminar: Presentation to peers and supervisors
Report: Progress report
Thesis: A major report on the project
Project: Regular meetings with supervisors
|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.
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Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
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||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 2||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 3||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 4||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 5||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 6||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 7||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 8||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 9||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 10||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 11||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 12||Project work at industrial site|
|Week 13||Project work at industrial site|
|Assessment Due: Thesis|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||Final report due|
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 5)||Yes||8.89%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||8.89%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 4)||Yes||17.78%|
|Communication (Level 4)||Yes||23.89%|
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 5)||Yes||13.89%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 4)||Yes||26.66%|
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.