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ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3

Semester 2, 2020 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

ENGG3111 continues the theme of integrating the students' professional development with practice. This integration is achieved through combining a series of interrelated activities which build on achievements of previous semesters. These learning activities combined to: 1. Develop student's abilities with respect to innovation, creativity and engineering design through self-guided learning and project work. 2. Enhance student's capacity to be independent lifelong learners through reflecting on their learning experience. Student teams focus on the early stages of opportunity identification and exploring, recognising and analysing socio-political and industry trends, customer needs and requirements and investment directions that will lead to commercial opportunities for an expanding engineering firm.

Unit details and rules

Unit code ENGG3111
Academic unit Engineering
Credit points 2
(ENGG2111 OR ENGG2062) AND 70cp ENGI UoS
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Keith Willey,
Lecturer(s) Gregory Gardner,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Preliminary Assistive Technology Study
Pre-work for Workshop 1
0% Week 02 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO10 LO12 LO13
Assignment group assignment Group Opportunity Choice Report
Group Opportunity Choice Report for Workshop 2
0% Week 04 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO6 LO9 LO14
Assignment Opportunity Video
Opportunity Pitch Video
15% Week 04 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15
Assignment group assignment Project Milestone Review
Project Milestone Review for Workshop 3
10% Week 07 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO8 LO9 LO10
Assignment SPARKPlus - Project Milestone Review and Workshop 3
Group contribution self and peer assessments in SPARKPlus
0% Week 09 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6 LO9 LO10
Assignment group assignment Final Report
Final report on Assistive Technology and frugal innovation project
55% Week 10 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO6 LO7 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15 LO16
Assignment SPARKPlus - Final Report
Group contribution self and peer assessments in SPARKPlus
0% Week 11 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6 LO9 LO10
Assignment Reflection: Learning Online
Reflect on your online learning experience
20% Week 12 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

1. Preliminary Assistive Technology Study: Research a community of people affected by a disability, gain an understanding of the community, of their needs and the Assistive Technology that could enable and enhance their economic and wider community participation.  Complete a template (Individual).

2. Opportunity Pitch: Research a community of people affected by a disability, identify that community’s needs, develop an Assistive Technology and frugal innovation and develop and upload to Canvas a 2.5 minutes long pitch of this innovation (Individual).

3. Opportunity choice report: Team provides a summary of each members individual opportunities and indicates the one with which they have chosen to proceed with in their project in the reasons for their choice. Deliverables opportunity choice report + workshop discussions (Group)

4. Project Milestone Review:  Working in a team, develop chosen Assistive Technology, frugal innovation opportunity to gain the support of ‘senior management’. Deliverables include a Project Milestone Review suitable for Board of Directors + workshop discussions (Group).

5. Final Report:  Your team produces a project proposal report for ‘senior management’ (Group).  

6. Reflection: Prepare a formal refection as specified on your online  experience of working on the group prroject (Individual).

SPARKPLUS will be used to collect self and peer assessment to both evaluate a team member’s contribution to the final proposal and convert group marks into individual marks. Students deemed to have done very little or have made an extremely poor contribution to the team project will be regarded as non-contributors and will receive a mark 0 for their final proposal.

To pass this unit, students must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks. Failure to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks will result in a maximum final result of 45 FA.

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


High distinction

85 - 100

A grade at this level indicates work of outstanding overall quality. It will consist of an original and ambitious project which has achieved its goals with a high level of technical competence (in relation to the experience of the student). It will have been well researched and planned and exhibit a highly developed critical awareness of the project requirements. It will be informed both by the strength of its original/innovative idea(s) and an appropriate and distinctive design. It will be work that the faculty would normally regard as appropriate to exhibit, publish or broadcast University wide, to Industry or to the wider community.


75 - 84

A grade at this level indicates work that overall achieves a very high standard. The work will have achieved most of its goals and will demonstrate a significant degree of originality and ambition, with a good level of technical competence in relation to the experience of the student. It will be based on original/innovative ideas and be well-structured. It will show significant evidence of research/planning and demonstrate a critical awareness of the project requirements. It will be work that the faculty would regard as appropriate to exhibit or publish Faculty wide.


65 - 74

A grade at this level indicates work that overall achieves a higher than satisfactory standard. The work will have achieved its principle goal(s) and will demonstrate degrees of originality and ambition. Technically it will be competent in quality with a recognisable and successful overall structure. It will be based on a degree of research and planning and exhibit critical awareness of the project requirements. It will be work that the faculty would normally regard as appropriate for School wide exhibition or publication.


50 - 64

A grade at this level indicates work of an overall satisfactory standard but with some significant positive features. It will demonstrate some originality or ambition and some critical awareness of the project requirements. Its goals will have been only partially realised although some reasonable attempt will have been made to achieve them. The level of technical competence will be adequate as will the evidence of research/planning. It will be work the faculty would normally regard as appropriate for unit wide exhibition or publication.


0 - 49

A grade at this level indicates work of overall unsatisfactory quality with little originality or ambition. Its technical standard, content and structure will be weak. There will be little evidence of original research or of a critical awareness of the project requirements.  Unsuitable for exhibition as positive exemplar of student work.

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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.

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:

In general there will be no late submissions allowed for Self and Peer Review of team contribution (SPARKPLUS assessments), class preparation tasks and in-class assessment activities. Full details on your assessment tasks and due dates and times are posted on Canvas.

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 Pre-work and research for Workshop 1 / Assessment 1 Independent study (3 hr) LO2 LO3 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13
Question and Answer session based on on-line Lecture. Overview of unit, discussion of assessment activities and assessment required at beginning of 1st workshop. Online class (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO9 LO10
Week 02 Exploring innovation, creativity and curiosity. Project work via Zoom on Assistive Technology and Frugal Innovation Online class (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO14
Week 04 Pre-work and research for assessment 2 (opportunity video) and group activity (Group Opportunity Choice Report) for prior to Workshop 2 Independent study (10 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO7 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO15
Week 05 Opportunity Identification - Self and peer review activity and group project work via Zoom of Opportunity Videos and Group Opportunity Choice Report. Online class (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14
Week 07 Pre-work, research and group activity for Workshop 3 (Project Review Meeting) Independent study (10 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15 LO16
Week 08 Project Review Meeting - Inter group self and peer review of Assistive Technology, frugal innovation opportunity proposal (Project Milestone Review) and group project work. Online class (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO13 LO14 LO15 LO16
Week 10 Research and group work associated with finalisation of the Final Report Independent study (15 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15 LO16
Week 12 Research and reflective review associated with the Reflection assessment Independent study (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO7 LO8 LO10 LO11

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 2 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 40-50 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. demonstrate written, oral and graphical communication skills at professional engineering standard including capacity to debate, negotiate, justify an engineering position
  • LO2. communicate about complex issues with novices and use a network to connect with others
  • LO3. evaluate and synthesise a wide range of resources demonstrating research skills, an ability to work across disciplines and undertake additional research as required
  • LO4. manage mature team relationships through inclusive work practices, respecting cultural diversity and the multidisciplinary dimensions of engineering teams
  • LO5. constructively, contribute ideas, address team issues through conflict resolution and critically evaluate self and peer contributions
  • LO6. manage self and others effectively in completing team tasks using basic project management and apply engineering methods to problems, designs and processes
  • LO7. exercise sound critical judgement in relation to personal and professional ethics
  • LO8. demonstrate critical reflection in highlighting personal and career values and tracking performance
  • LO9. demonstrate professional behaviours and attributes in your interactions with others
  • LO10. show evidence of expanded self awareness, inter-cultural sensitivity and the challenges of interdisciplinary engineering practice
  • LO11. demonstrate progress in understanding diverse ways of knowing and doing across different engineering disciplines
  • LO12. create innovative and creative solutions to design problems
  • LO13. analyse a complex engineering opportunity and the needs of prospective clients
  • LO14. demonstrate critical thinking in sourcing, appraising, using and managing appropriate resources
  • LO15. demonstrate creativity and innovation to develop solutions to complex problems
  • LO16. demonstrate understanding and apply relevant concepts of maths/sciences relevant to the engineering discipline.

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

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 except to adapt for 12 teaching weeks.


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