Last Updated S012019

BSC307C
(BIA307S, BEE307S, BME307S, BCS307S)

Unit Name Final Year Projects
Unit Code BSC307C
(BIA307S, BEE307S, BME307S, BCS307S)
Unit Duration 1 Semester
Award

Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Duration 3 years    

Year Level Three
Unit Creator / Reviewer N/A
Core/Elective: Core
Pre/Co-requisites Attainment of at least 60 credit points in the course
Credit Points

9

Total Course Credit Points 81 (27 x 3)

Mode of Delivery Online or on-campus. 
Unit Workload (360 hours total student workload) 

Unit Description and General Aims

The individual and group capstone projects are the culminating experience of the Bachelor of Science in engineering programs. Each project will reflect the experience of working on an industrial engineering project as an engineering technologist; demonstrating a broad theoretical knowledge, aptitude for professional communication and skills relating to independent autonomous learning, innovative thinking, critical evaluation, problem solving, and synthesis, as acquired over the course of the bachelor’s program.

The technical project work is comprised of rationale, scoping, research, course theory, computation, experimentation, design, testing and refinement. Students will plan and execute their work under the guidance of and in coordination with a designated supervisor, to whom they will regularly report and obtain feedback. The deliverables and conduct must meet professional engineering standards. Two projects will be undertaken, each requiring a presentation and the submission of a logbook, self-reflective report and final technical project report.

Individual projects are nominated and scoped by the student, subject to the approval of their initial proposal. Group projects are selected from a predetermined available set and will be centralised around a particular software architecture and industrial application covered during the course. Both projects should incorporate comprehensive design and simulation elements. The deliverables include a log book, a reflective report including reflection on team members for the group project, a professional technical project report including references and other technical documentation or supportive files, and a presentation on the final design. Students may supply and incorporate their own physical equipment and instrumentation into their designs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Explore and study in-depth a chosen field of engineering with a practical emphasis
    Bloom’s Level 6
  2. Demonstrate an ability to self-manage and organize, and to investigate and evaluate a problem of interest
    Bloom’s Level 5
  3. Apply theoretical, analytical and practical skills gained from other course units
    Bloom’s Level 4
  4. Innovate, create and present solutions to practical engineering problems
    Bloom’s Level 6
  5. Develop the necessary skills to logically assess various alternatives and investigate prior work in the field of interest and compare and contrast such work to bring about a solution to a problem of interest
    Bloom’s Level 4
  6. Develop project management, organisational and interpersonal skills
    Bloom’s Level 4
  7. Produce project report work commensurate to a BSC standard, keeping in mind personal and professional responsibilities
    Bloom’s Level 6

Student assessment

Assessment Type When assessed Weighting (% of total unit marks) Learning Outcomes Assessed

Assessment 1 – Individual project
(concurrent with assessment 2 over all study weeks)

Type: individual engineering design project

Page length: 10 – 15 pages excluding appendices

  • Deliverable 1: Project proposal - due first week
  • Deliverable 2: Scoping doc. - due second week
  • Deliverable 3: Project logbook – reviewed periodically by supervisor, due final week
  • Deliverable 4: Technical project report - due final week
  • Deliverable 5: Technical project presentation (to academic faculty) - due final week
  • Deliverable 6: Reflective report - due final week

Marking structure:

  • Log book (5%)
  • Reflective report (10%)
  • Technical project presentation (10%)
  • Technical project report (75%)

See ‘Required Documents’ under the ‘Prescribed and Recommended Readings’ section below.

Students will submit the above deliverables culminating in a professionally structured and communicated final technical project report and presentation, with accompanying logbook and reflection.

The project, which must be strongly aligned to the engineering field of study and associated program and unit learning outcomes, will be nominated by the student. This proposal is to be submitted by the end of the first week of study and may be rejected, with recommendations for amendments, if the proposed project and scope is deemed insufficient. The project must incorporate extensive design and simulation elements related to the studied engineering program. Students are required to maintain sscheduled periodic coordination with their designated supervisor.

On-campus students may request to use on-site EIT equipment and workshop kits. On-campus and online students may use any available course software via the EIT online labs. If additional equipment or perishables are required, these are to be supplied and managed by the student; consideration should be made for delays in ordering equipment.

Final week 50% 1 to 7

Assessment 2 – Group project
(concurrent with assessment 1 over all study weeks)

Type: Group engineering design project

Page length: 15 – 20 pages excluding appendices

  • Deliverable 1: Group formation and project nomination - due first week
  • Deliverable 2: Scoping doc. - due second week
  • Deliverable 3: Project logbook – reviewed periodically by supervisor, due final week
  • Deliverable 4: Technical project report - due final week
  • Deliverable 5: Technical project presentation (to academic faculty) - due final week
  • Deliverable 6: Reflective report - due final week

Marking structure:

  • Log book (5%)
  • Reflective report (10%)
  • Technical project presentation (10%)
  • Technical project report (75%)

See ‘Required Documents’ under the ‘Prescribed and Recommended Readings’ section below.

Students will submit the above deliverables culminating in a professionally structured and communicated final group technical project report and presentation, with accompanying logbook and reflection.

The project will be selected from an available set on offer at the time and will be undertaken and delivered in a group, incorporating extensive design and simulation elements related to the studied engineering program. Students are required to maintain sscheduled periodic coordination with their designated supervisor.

Final week 50% 1 to 7

Prescribed and Recommended Readings

Required Textbook(s)

This project is a culmination of the Bachelor of Science (Engineering) program, as such, students may utilise any of the textbooks or learning materials which they have acquired throughout the conduct of the course and those available through the EIT library.

The project supervisor may supply or provide guidance on additional textbooks and other references, learning, or technical materials which may be of assistance, depending upon the project.

Required Documents 

In addition, the following are required for the project deliverables:

  • BSC307C_ProcedureforFinalYearProjects
  • BSC307C_ProjectPresentationGuide
  • BSC307C_TechncialProjectReportMarkingRubric
  • BSC307C_PresentationMarkingRubric
  • BSC307C_LogbookMarkingRubric
  • BSC307C_LogbookTemplate
  • BSC307C_TechnicalIndividualProjectProposalTemplate
  • BSC307C_TechnicalIndividualProjectReportTemplate
  • BSC307C_TechnicalGroupProjectReportTemplate
  • BSC307C_IndividualReflectiveReportTemplate
  • BSC307C_GroupReflectiveReportTemplate
  • EIT referencing guide (accessed via EIT library)

Unit Content

Pre-semester:

  • Group formation and group project nomination
  • Supervisor designation

First week:

  • Unit briefing tutorial (scheduled class session)
  • Individual project proposal submission and feedback

Second week:

  • Individual project scoping document submission and feedback
  • Group project scoping document submission and feedback

Weekly:

  • Project work and coordination
  • Logbook updates
  • Supervisor correspondence (scheduled)

Final week:

  • Logbook submission
  • Final individual report and supporting documentation submission
  • Final group report and supporting documentation submission
  • Individual reflective report submission
  • Group reflective report submission
  • Final individual project presentation (scheduled class session)
  • Final group project presentation (scheduled class session)