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The 2nd SPINE unit aimed to develop professional, transferable and employability skills. The unit consists of a series of online modules, electoral and project-based learning activities. This unit introduces engineering challenges that demand the students to apply fundamental knowledge in resolving ill-defined engineering problems. Students will be exposed to a team-based working environment that is representative of any working engineering groups. Through project-based learning and scaffolded activities, students will develop the competencies and transferable skills required to tackle more advance and domain-specific engineering problems.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Grading and passing requirement for unit
In order to pass this unit, a student must obtain a mark of 50 or more for the unit (i.e. obtain a passing grade P/ CR/ D/ HD).
For further details about grading, please refer to the policies and procedures section.
Participation in workshop sessions is a hurdle requirement. Students are required to attend at least 8/12 workshop sessions AND a majority of the online quizzes to pass this unit.
Students are required to demonstrate effective team working for the project work. The level of commitment will be dependent on the team and members. The engagement styles are up to the team members to decide and maybe a mixed-mode (ie Online as well as in-person type work).
COVID19 Related Safety concerns
Engagement style may vary due to government and university safety policies. Make sure to adhere to any safety requirements when being on campus. There may be sudden changes to the prefered engagement style for how the classes and teamwork are to be operated. It is up to the students to be adaptive to ensure that the work and learning activities are still completed in a timely fashion. For any changes and updates please refer to iLearn for more details.
|A0. Attendance||0%||Yes||Week 13|
|A1. Professional development||20%||No||Week 13|
|A2. Technical Writting||15%||No||Week 5|
|A3. Periodic Quizzes||20%||No||refer to iLearn|
|A4sc. Project 1||45%||No||refer to iLearn|
Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Week 13
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)
Hurdle requirement, Students need to demonstrate satisfactory participation and contribution in workshop activities across session.
Professional development and portfolio managing. As a part of the development of professional identity and personal development, students are required to participate in a range of professional development activities which may include attending seminars by industry experts or demonstrate contribution towards student society.
Students will be required to collect data and present technical data and experimental design in a technical report.
Ongoing fortnightly online quizzes on podcast related topics and materials from designated study texts.
This is the first of many team-based project vehicles within the SPINE units. Students are required to apply strategies learnt in this unit and apply hands-on skills when required to work as a team to solve an engineering challenge. Students will have weekly deliverables and project milestones and will be required to present at the end of the project.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Access information on this unit on iLearn at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
Some resources to start with:
Useful URLs www.engineersaustralia.org.au
Will be available on iLearn.
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In response to LEU and other student feedbacks, some changes were made to the project and the workload requirement as well as engagement style.