PETROENG 4004B - Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

Honours students will choose a research project from a list of available topics. A written report and an oral presentation is expected at the conclusion of various projects. The honours projects are intended to give students a taste for research and will prepare them in part to carry on their studies for a higher degree.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 4004B
    Course Petroleum Engineering Honours Project Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 20 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PETROENG 2010, PETROENG 3020, PETROENG 3025
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description Honours students will choose a research project from a list of available topics. A written report and an oral presentation is expected at the conclusion of various projects. The honours projects are intended to give students a taste for research and will prepare them in part to carry on their studies for a higher degree.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mrs Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Develop research skills through investigation of open-ended problems; devising solutions and modeling or testing of hypotheses as necessary.
    2 Manage a small research group and work cooperatively and flexibly as a member of a team, contributing to team leadership as the situation requires.
    3 Deepen the knowlodge by sourcing information that will assist with the understanding of a technical problem and critically evaluate the validity, coverage and gaps in such sources of information.
    4 Develop a project plan using best practises and project management techniques including project risk, requirements, and associated milestones and time frames.
    5 Develop communication skills, both written (report writing; project reporting; peer assessment; posters; emails ) and oral (seminar presentation; negotiation with supervisors; Ingenuity presentation)
    6 Develop an appreciation of and demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, and relationship to the profession of engineering including best professional practices and ethics.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 3, 4, 6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1, 3, 4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2, 4-6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    2, 4-6
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Initial research report 9 Group Summative Sem 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Seminar 5 Individual / Group Summative Sem 1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Thesis 55 Group Summative Sem 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Final Oral presentations 25 Individual / Group Summative Sem 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Ingenuity 6 Individual / Group Summative Sem 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i   
     
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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