Advanced Project A

Course code CIVL4670AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Independent research study in the form of a literature review, an experimental or theoretical investigation, an engineering design problem etc. Results are communicated in the form of a seminar, poster and final report.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesTo allow the student to:
A1 Use their initiative in an area of self selected engineering interest.
A2 Demonstrate initiative through the work performed.
A3 Critically analyse the work performed previously by others.
A4 Critically assess the achievements, limitations and further requirements of his/her own work.
A5 Demonstrate an appreciation of the state-of-the-art in the selected area.
A6 Demonstrate, through oral and written presentations, an ability to communicate the objectives and outcomes of the work.
ContentA self directed project under the supervision of a member of academic staff involving two 15 minute seminars and a written report of the project. Course involves instruction in presentation skills and library use.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
TransitionNot required.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA student should have completed sufficient courses to be able to complete their program requirements in the year of enrolment.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Studio
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Progressive assessment based on poster and seminar.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
ReportsFinal report.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOral Communications: University skill cluster 1 is that graduates will posses suitable oral and written communication skills; this CCC addresses 1a, oral communications. Students must demonstrate adequacy in oral presentation in conjunction with a poster and seminar presentations. To pass this course, students must obtain 50% or more in the oral component. Students failing to meet this essential level of oral communication skills, providing all other aspects of the project work is satisfactory, will be offered a second oral presentation opportunity.