- Class Number 7334
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Marnie Shaw
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
- Benjamin Hofmann
- Andre Vumbaca
- Caitlin Lovejoy
- Catie Travers
- Max Eppelstun
- Patricia Wang-Zhao
- Samrudh Anavatti
- Sophie Hagley
- Thomas Cantwell
Engineering Design 3: Systems Approaches for Analysis will develop your skills to undertake formal testing and evaluation of an engineering design as a technical process in the life-cycle of a system. ED3 is the third course in the interdisciplinary engineering design core, which situates design within the life-cycle of a system. You will learn how to design and execute engineering testing and analysis processes to improve design outcomes. These techniques build on concepts covered in ED2, and are applicable to all areas of engineering.
During the early stages of the course, you will learn tools and approaches for analysing and testing engineering systems. This includes designing models and experiments to predict the behaviour of engineering designs, and working with data to make evidence-based decisions. You will apply techniques to analyse a system from a range of perspectives, from understanding human factors through to optimisation. You will undertake independent study modules on approaches useful for interpreting data and analysing a large range of engineering systems.
The major project in this course will be around a real-world engineering problem. You will be challenged in small teams to design the testing processes enabling you to evaluate an engineering design. You will apply research and analysis techniques to optimise or improve an engineering design. During the project, you will develop design outcomes justified through project documentation. Finally, you will develop skills in critical reflection as a part of professional practice by connecting your experiences and learning in your project to engineering and research practice.
Engineering Design @ ANU
At ANU, students are challenged to think of engineering design at a systems-level. Over the degree, you will learn how engineering design can be used to make a positive impact on society through five domains: design, analysis, research, professional practice and teamwork. In ED3, you will connect with your learning in the foundation courses, and develop skills to design tests and undertake analysis essential for justifying engineering design decisions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Evaluate an engineering system through the design of engineering tests
- Navigate constraints and balance multiple design factors
- Make predictions about the performance of a system based on engineering models
- Construct clear justifications for design based on data and analysis
- Operate as an effective member of an engineering team for an external stakeholder
- Provide and act on feedback in a professional environment
- Reflect on taking a systems approach to engineering testing in the context of professional engineering
This course implements research-led teaching using the following approaches to influence, motivate and inspire students to learn:
- Primer Content - students will be introduced to engineering Analysis tools and approaches via a series of project tools workshops. These will be delivered in flipped classroom mode and interactive workshops. Learning will be assessed via quizzes. Feedback will be provided on workshop outcomes and artefacts.
- Statistics learning module - This module will be delivered in a flipped classroom mode with interactive tutorials. Learning will be assessed via two quizzes and an individual assignment.
- Project work - students apply learning from the primer and module to an open-ended authentic design project within a project hub. Projects will be undertaken in small groups as be assessed through a combination of reports and a group interview.
Examination Material or equipment
There is no exam in this course.
Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Summary of Activities
|Project Tools Workshop: Introduction to Systems Analysis
|Project Tools Workshop: Systems Analysis - Technical Statistics Tutorial 1
|Workshop quiz 5%
|Project Tools Workshop: Systems Analysis - Environmental Statistics Tutorial 2
|Workshop quiz 5% Statistics quiz 5%
|Project Tools Workshop: Systems Analysis - Social & cultural Statistics Tutorial 3
|Workshop quiz 5%
|Project Tools Workshop: Systems Analysis - Economic Statistics Tutorial 4
|Workshop quiz 5%
|Project Workshop: Scoping your Analysis Project, getting data Statistics Tutorial 5
|Statistics quiz 5%
|Project Framing Report 10%
|Statistics Assignment 15%
|Group Project Report 20%
|Group Project Interviews 15%
|Individual Reflection 10%
Students should sign-up for a project workshop and a Statistics tutorial. Sign-up for workshops and tutorials will be via MyTimetable.
Workshops from week 6, students will work towards their group analysis project in project themes. Information on project themes for each workshop will be available in MyTimetable. Select your workshop and project based on your timetable as well as your interests. Your project team will be formed by the teaching team.
|Return of assessment
|Analysis Tools Workshop Entry Quizzes (x 4)
|1, 2, 4
|Statistics Quiz (x 2)
|Project Framing Report
|1, 3, 5
|Project report and interview
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
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- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
There is no exam in this course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4
Analysis Tools Workshop Entry Quizzes (x 4)
Four Wattle quizzes that will assess student understanding of the Analysis Tools Workshop pre-material as well as the learning from the workshop (each worth 5%).
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
Statistics Quiz (x 2)
Two wattle quizzes that will assess student understanding of the statistics module (each worth 5%).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 5
Project Framing Report
The project framing report finalises a teams interpretation of the project brief and project scope. It details assumptions made, constraints identified and the key stakeholders for the project. It also details the analysis tools the team will use to analyse the project, who will be responsible for each tool and how the tool or tools will be adapted to contribute to the overall analysis of the project.
The submission will be a two page report submitted via Turnitin.
The first page is a group submission (40%), the second page is individual (60%).
For marking rubrics, see Wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
Understanding data and applying statistical methods is an essential skill for modern engineers. This assignment will provide an opportunity for students to showcase the data analytic skills they have learnt across four tutorials on data and statistics.
The submission will be a report submitted via Turnitin.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Project report and interview
The major project in this course will involve analysing a real-world engineering problem. You will be challenged in small teams to analyse and evaluate an engineering design using a systems approach, taking into consideration the requirements of project stakeholders.
The findings of this analysis will be submitted as a group report and a group interview with the teaching team and key project stakeholder.
The report will be worth 20% of the course total. This group report will be submitted via Turnitin submitted at the end of week 11.
The group interview will be worth 15% of the course total. Interview will include 5 minutes of presentation time and 10 minutes of questions. They will take place in week 12.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 6, 7
For this assignment, you should reflect on how your team applied a systems approach for analysis to address your project brief.
Individual submission of a maximum of 4 pages plus appendices via Turnitin.
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The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
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Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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