ENGEN582-20D (HAM)

Honours Research and Development Project

45 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: se65@students.waikato.ac.nz

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
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Paper Description

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A capstone project typically requires either (A) the construction of a major product or subsection of a product, or (B) the scientific investigation of an idea or hypothesis. The former places weight on the ingenuity, quality and difficulty of the product that is designed and built, the latter on the intellectual depth and practical rigour of the proof or evaluation carried out. Each student chooses a topic from a list or in discussion with their prospective supervisor, or takes a topic allocated in response to stated preferences.

The allocation process can occur through informal discussion with staff before the deadline, and thus there is some advantage to opening discussions by email or in person ahead of the start of A semester.

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Paper Structure

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The program for each student is individually arranged with the supervisor. Programmes are typically of the "directed study" type, with common, fixed assessment milestones.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Comprehend and address a large task, situated in the context of a discipline, business, or multidisciplinary project.
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  • Present outcomes and achievements to colleagues and management
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  • Document methods, results, and achievements comprehensively and concisely
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. problem & outcome specification
13 Mar 2020
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Progress
3 Jul 2020
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Presentation
23 Oct 2020
No set time
15
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Poster/demonstration
9 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Short manuscript
23 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Thesis/report
23 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required readings are set by individual supervisors.
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Online Support

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Moodle will be used.
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Workload

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The project is expected to represent at least 400 hours research and design work, allowing another 50 hours for preparation and presentation of outcomes and submission of documentation.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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All students will take the D version (A & B semesters) of this paper by default, presenting most results at the Engineering Design Show (EDS).

With permission of both convenor and supervisor, students may take the -X version, permitting some assessments to extend through to the next calendar year. Good reason is required for this variation.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ((ENGEN370 or ENGEV342) and (ENGME380 or ENME380)) or ((ENGEE331 or ENEL382) and (ENGEE332 or ENEL205 or ENGEE232)) or ((COMPX374 or COMP314 or COMP315 or COMPX375) and COMPX341)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG492 or ENGEN581

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