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Unit of study_

ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4

The focus for this unit is on fostering leadership capacity in engineering through exploration of 'Grand Challenges' impacting engineering as a socially, economically and environmentally influential field of practice. Through a number of activities, students are provided opportunities to demonstrate skills in leadership, influencing, research and analysis. At this level, students are expected to work autonomously and collaboratively to generate forward thinking policy positions for an engineering entity in response to a global Grand Challenge.

Details

Academic unit Engineering
Unit code ENGG4111
Unit name Integrated Engineering 4
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Remote
Credit points 2

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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ENGG4064 OR ENGG4065
Prerequisites
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(ENGG2111 OR ENGG2062) AND 84cp ENGI UoS
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Tom Goldfinch, tom.goldfinch@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Skills based evaluation Self and peer review of team contribution
SPARKplus - See detailed instructions on Canvas.
0% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Assignment Stage 1. Background research brief
One page written brief
25% Week 03
Due date: 19 Mar 2021
2 A4 pages plus references
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO5
Assignment group assignment Stage 2. SWOT analysis
Written report
25% Week 07
Due date: 23 Apr 2021
3 pages plus appendix
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO2
Presentation group assignment Stage 3. Policy recommendation
In-class presentation
25% Week 10
Due date: 10 May 2021
3 minute video + 1 pg handout + Q&A
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO4 LO3
Assignment Stage 4. Policy critical review
Written reflection
25% Week 13
Due date: 04 Jun 2021
3 A4 pages plus references
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Background research brief: A brief written report on a grand challenge impacting engineering industry.
  • SWOT analysis: A team assignment following on from the Background Research Brief. You will undertake a SWOT analysis of an engineering entity to inform the development of a policy recommendation.
  • Policy recommendation: A short video presentation and a written brief of your policy recommendation.
  • Policy critical review: A brief written critical review of another student team`s policy recommendation and your own policy recommendation.
  • Self and peer review of team contribution: All group assessments require you to review your performance and that of your team members using SPARKPLUS. Individual marks for group assessments will be adjusted based on these reviews.

 

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

Assessment criteria

See Canvas for detailed assessment rubrics.

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:

Late penalties: 1. Written work submitted electronically after 11.59 pm on the due date will be considered to have been submitted late. 2. For every calendar day up to and including ten calendar days after the due date, a penalty of 5% of the maximum awardable marks will be applied to late work. The penalty will be calculated by first marking the work, and then subtracting 5% of the maximum awardable mark for each calendar day after the due date. 3. For work submitted more than ten calendar days after the due date a mark of zero will be awarded. 4. 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. To pass this unit, students must complete all assessment tasks. Failure to complete all assessment tasks may result in a maximum final result of 45 FA. Full details on your assessment tasks and due dates and times are posted on Canvas.

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

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

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

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction to the unit, policy responses in Engineering (1 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 02 Workshop 1. Grand challenges and policy-level responses in engineering (1 hr) LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 03 Guest lecture - how engineering responds to grand challenges. (1 hr) LO4
Week 04 Workshop 2. Team formation; Stage 1 in class presentation to team peers; SWOT analysis (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 05 SWOT: Seeing, quantifying, and interpreting threats and opportunities (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Week 06 Workshop 3. Team progress review; SWOT analysis draft peer review and development session (1 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 07 Policy development and influencing decision making (1 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 08 Workshop 4. Influencing, making your point, targeting your argument, preparing Stage 3 (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 09 General feedback session (1 hr)  
Week 10 Workshop 5. Stage 3 presentation video and discussion session (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 11 Constructive critical review (1 hr) LO4
Week 12 Workshop 6. Policy presentation debrief and feedback session (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance at workshops 2-5 is mandatory and will be recorded. Non-attendance will be considered during review of self and peer assessment of team contributions.

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, and justify an engineering position
  • LO2. Manage mature team relationships through inclusive work practices, respecting cultural diversity and the multidisciplinary dimensions of engineering teams
  • LO3. Communicate complex issues and positions to a variety of audiences, from novice to expert
  • LO4. Exercise sound critical judgement in relation to personal and professional ethics, including an open-minded and pro-active attitude toward questioning industry norms
  • LO5. Evaluate and synthesise a wide range of resources, demonstrating research skills & ability to work across disciplines
  • LO6. Identify learning and knowledge needs of an engineering organisation and exercise strategic thinking
  • LO7. Competently address complex problems requiring interdisciplinary knowledge, under some supervision.

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
We are running the unit with more frequent live online lectures and workshops. Further, some student choice in assessment task focus has been reduced in order to provide more structure and direction in assessable activities. Assessment workload has also been revised with additional resourcing has been added to provision of feedback.

This unit is run in blended mode with content distributed between class delivery, Canvas, and independent project work. Much of this unit is structured around work you will need to complete prior to and during tutorials (workshops). A detailed semester schedule is provided for you on Canvas which details the work you need to complete prior to coming to your tutorials, and all assessment tasks.

Success in this unit requires independence, initiative, and attention to detail. As you are close to completing your degree, the teaching team expects that your capacity to get things done will be on par with that of a graduate engineer.

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