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Unit of study_

ELEC5222: Dissertation A

Semester 1, 2024 [Supervision] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code ELEC5222
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 12
Prohibitions
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ELEC8901 or ENGG5223 or ENGG5222 or ELEC8902
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Yash Shrivastava, yash.shrivastava@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation Presentation/seminar
Seminar style presentation at the end of second second semester.
20% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO3
Participation Participation
Project management marks awarded at the end of second semester.
20% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO7
Dissertation Thesis
Final treatise due at the end of second semester.
60% Ongoing n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Assignment hurdle task Proposal
Project proposal
0% Week 04
Due date: 15 Mar 2024 at 23:59
n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO7
Assignment hurdle task Progress report
Progress report at the end of first semester.
0% Week 13
Due date: 24 May 2024 at 23:59
n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4 LO5 LO7
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

Assessment summary

  • The five assessment components above are done across Dissertation A and B together. The Proposal and Progress report are submitted as part of the Dissertation A. The Thesis and Presentation are for delivery during Dissertation B. The Participation mark (20%) is for project managment in both parts, Dissertation A and B. The mark is for project management performance in the project as a whole.

  • The results achieved in Dissertation B count for Dissertation A as well. Since Dissertation is a year long task, the final results for Dissertation A are only recorded at the end of the year, on completing Dissertation B. A temporary UC result will be returned for this unit until results for thesis are obtained. Dissertation A and Dissertation B will then be given the same result.

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

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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

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Support for students

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The University uses email as its primary source of communication with students who need support under the Support for Students Policy 2023. Make sure you check your University email regularly and respond to any communications received from the University.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

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

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