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AMME4010: Major Industrial Project

Semester 1, 2020 [Supervision] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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 AMME4111/4112 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 fulltime on the project at the industrial site.

Unit details and rules

Unit code AMME4010
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 24
Prohibitions
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AMME4111 OR AMME4112 OR AMME4121 OR AMME4122 OR ENGG4000 OR MECH4601 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010
Prerequisites
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36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study with 65% average
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Dries Verstraete, dries.verstraete@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation Seminar at uni
5% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO10 LO9
Presentation Exit seminar (at company)
5% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO10 LO9 LO8
Assignment group assignment Project
0% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment Progress report
10% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO9 LO10
Assignment Thesis
80% Week 13 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO9 LO10
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 02 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 03 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 04 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 05 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 06 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 07 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 08 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 09 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 10 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 11 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 12 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  
Week 13 Project work at industrial site Field trip (37 hr)  

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 24 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 480-600 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. interpret project results in relation to existing knowledge acquired from prior work in commercial, industrial and academic sectors
  • LO2. undertake a literature review and critically examine published data and findings
  • LO3. orally communicate results of the project to academic and industrial audience
  • LO4. plan, organize, and execute a program of work by setting objectives, methods and timeline to complete the work within the required time frame and specifications
  • LO5. prepare a large professional quality engineering report satisfying academic and industry requirements
  • LO6. apply professional engineering standards, ethics, OH&S and project management practices
  • LO7. recognize the role of engineers in the workplace, the management structure of engineering firms, and their role in society
  • LO8. communicate and work cooperatively with others in the industry
  • LO9. critically analyse results and findings to contribute original insights to the investigation
  • LO10. have developed in depth technical knowledge of engineering processes related to the project.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

No significant changes have been made since this unit was last offered

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