C&ENVENG 4222 - Research Project (Part 1): Civil

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

2015 is a 'transition year' as we move into the AQF-8 'Honours', and as such this Research Project course will accommodate students from three very different backgrounds: 1. Students commencing their Research Project at the start of 2015 2. Students who completed their Research Project at the end of 2014, and require an additional 3-units of research to qualify for AQF-8 Honours 3. Students who are part-way through their Research Project (commenced mid-2014), and require the additional 3-units of research to qualify for AQF-8 Honours The different needs of these students will be managed within different 'streams' within this course. Students will work in groups and/or as individuals.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 4222
    Course Research Project (Part 1): Civil
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 120 hours directed study
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Students must enrol in Part A before Part B.
    Incompatible C&ENVENG 4003A, C&ENVENG 4005A
    Assessment Initial Research Report, Oral Presentation
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Leonard

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    It is intended by the end of this course students will be able to:
    1. have the basic skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in civil, or civil and environmental, or civil and structural, or civil and architectural engineering;
    2. conduct investigations and research into civil, environmental and structural engineering problems;
    3. have competence in critical and independent thinking;
    4. demonstrate competence in problem identification, formulation and solution;
    5. effectively synthesize information and ideas;
    6. communicate effectively with others in the engineering profession and the community – written, oral and listening skills;
    7. manage effectively the allocation of time in performing tasks;
    8. work effectively as a member of a team;
    9. be by self-directed study, to remain abreast of developments in their profession;
    10. be innovative, adaptable and able to guide developments in their profession; and,
    11. be educated in a broad sense, are socially and professionally responsible, and can take their place as future leaders in the community.
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 3, 4 & 10
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 6, 7, 8 & 11
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2, 4 & 5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3 & 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 & 11
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 6 & 11
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    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.

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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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