ENGEN582-22X (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)

: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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A capstone project typically follows one of two approaches:

  1. develop a physical artefact, computer model, system design, or software in response to a complex engineering problem, followed by an investigation of its performance against functional and/or non-functional requirements using research-based methods;
  2. conduct an investigation of a complex engineering problem using research-based methods, followed by the application of the findings to contribute to improved engineering practice, decision-making and/or design.

Both styles of projects have substantive research and development elements. All projects additionally assess the impacts of their solutions in the contexts of sustainability and Vision Matauranga (where applicable).

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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Paper Structure

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Projects are typically of the "directed study" type, with supervision from an academic staff member and common assessment milestones.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based methods and knowledge to provide valid conclusions (WA1,2,3,4)
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  • Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and/or software tools to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations (WA5)
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  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge and ethical considerations to assess relevant limitations, societal, environmental, economic, health, safety, legal and/or cultural issues (WA 6,7)
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  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large (WA9)
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  • Apply independent and critical thinking to evaluate state-of-the-art knowledge and emerging technology relevant to a complex engineering problem (WA11)
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Assessment

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Prior to A trimester, each student meets with academic staff, discusses possible projects (both university- and work placement-driven), and ranks their top three projects. The Co-convenors and Programme Leaders will then allocate the students to projects and academic staff. Chief Supervisors are responsible for meeting with, and guiding, their students at least every second week from start to end of the project assessments.

A Capstone Evidence Portfolio (Part C) grade of at least 50% must be achieved to receive a clear pass.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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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. Project Proposal (Part A)
10 Apr 2022
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Literature and/or Technology Review (Part B)
22 May 2022
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Capstone Evidence Portfolio (Part C)
All Completed
75
4. Draft Dissertation
11 Sep 2022
No set time
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. EDS Promotional Video
25 Sep 2022
No set time
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Dissertation
16 Oct 2022
No set time
-
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. EDS Poster
18 Oct 2022
No set time
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  • Other: At EDS
8. EDS Expo Display
26 Oct 2022
No set time
-
  • Other: At EDS
9. Viva Voce (Oral Defence)
31 Oct 2022
No set time
-
  • Other: In Scheduled Timeslot
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 450 hours research and development work (per student), including completion of assessment components.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEN370 and ((ENGCB380 and ENGCB324 and a further 30pts of 300 level ENGCB papers) or (ENGCV380 and a further 30pts of 300 level ENGCV papers) or (ENGEE319 and (COMPX310 or ENGEE331 or ENGEE332)) or (ENGCB380 and ENGEV341 and ENGCV323) or (ENGCB380 and ENGMP311 and (ENGCB324 or ENGMP313)) or (ENGME380 and ENGMP313 and (ENGME352 or ENGME353)) or (ENGMT380 and ENGEE358 and ENGME353) or (COMPX374 and COMPX341)).

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG492 or ENGEN581

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