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CHNG5222: Dissertation A

To complete a substantial research project and successfully analyse a problem, devise appropriate experiments, analyse the results and produce a well-argued, in-depth thesis.

Details

Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Unit code CHNG5222
Unit name Dissertation A
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2022
Attendance mode Supervision
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 12

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Fengwang Li, fengwang.li@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Fengwang Li , fengwang.li@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task hurdle task Online quiz
online
10% Week 03
Due date: 11 Mar 2022 at 23:59
40 short questions
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO5 LO6
Presentation Oral presentation
oral presentation
30% Week 13
Due date: 27 May 2022 at 17:00
7 minutes presentation + 2 mins Q&A
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Assignment hurdle task Literature review and project plan report
written report
60% Week 13
Due date: 27 May 2022 at 17:00
about 30 pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

Each student will be required to report on the mid-term progress or final results in their thesis/project investigations by delivering an oral and a poster presentation to their fellow thesis students and their supervisors. Oral presentation will be scheduled in Week 13 of the first semester and the poster presentation will be scheduled in Week 8 of the second semester.

Final Thesis is an individual thesis documenting and interpreting the information compiled during the research, and to act as the vehicle for communication to the interested reader.

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.

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.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Failure to deliver a scheduled presentation will result in a 0 mark for this component unless prior arrangement for special consideration has been approved by the unit coordinator. Any late submission of assignments without the approval of Special Considerations will attract a 5% per day penalty of full mark.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Progressive 1. Works on project; 2. Compiles literature review; 3. Meet with supervisor to discuss progress; 4. Develop project proposal and plan; 5. Conduct experiments, data collection and analysis Tutorial (60 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week -05 Allocation of thesis topic and supervisor Tutorial (3 hr) LO5
Week 01 Thesis introduction Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6
Week 02 1. Works on project; 2. Compiles literature review; 3. Meet with supervisor to discuss progress; 4. Workshop on writing a literature review and preparing a presentation Tutorial (6 hr) LO1 LO5
Week 13 Deliver and present an oral presentation Presentation (8 hr) LO2 LO3
Weekly 1. Works on project; 2. Compiles literature review; 3. Meet with supervisor to discuss progress; Tutorial (20 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5

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 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 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. devise an appropriate research method
  • LO2. document and report research work undertaken in a format appropriate for academic literature
  • LO3. deliver a research presentation that is clear, confident and engaging to an academic audience
  • LO4. develop in-depth knowledge of a specialised area within the discipline
  • LO5. formulate and plan a personal research project
  • LO6. employ originality, ingenuity and initiative in dealing with critical research issues
  • LO7. analyse raw data, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved.

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
The submission date for literature review report / final thesis has been moved to week 13.

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