Design & Development Project 2
Unit code: HET556
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 hours|
Aims and objectives
This capstone unit of study aims to provide you with experience in an engineering project development life cycle by engaging in a realistic project working environment that has constraints on both time and resources. This engineering project activity is either done in conjunction with industry or simulates a real engineering work environment.
1. Construct a working prototype of the design proposal developed. (K4, K5, K6, S1, S3, A7)
2. Manage the design process according to the engineering design cycle (K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A3)
3. Formulate and develop alternative approaches to meeting the requirements and implementation constraints as they arise during the implementation phase of the project design cycle. (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A3, A4, A7)
4. Generate high quality documentation that incorporates literature review, project management, implementation strategies, testing, critical evaluation of the design methodologies, and recommendations for further development. (S2, A2, A4)
5. Debate, and respond to questions concerning the final design implementation, design strategies, testing and recommendations. (A2, A6, A7)
6. Critically assess the roles and performance of team members in achieving the project outcomes. (A2, A6, A7)
7. Reflect on engineering design issues such as creativity, sustainability and ethics as well as legal requirements. (K6, S1, A1, A5, A6)
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
Seminars (24 hours): A series of seminars on professional and design issues is organized during the semester.
Individual or Group Assessment
Mid semester project evaluation
10% - 20%
Final design thesis report & poster
Individual / Group
40% - 50%
5% - 10%
10% - 15%
Final design prototype
20% - 25%
Seminar presentation and attendance
5% - 10%
must be a continuation of the design proposal initiated in HET550.
The following the topics are covered by the lecturer(s) and guest speakers during the semester
• The engineering design life cycle
• Design documentation:
- Document management
• Project and risk management
• Presentation skills
• Contemporary issues in engineering
• Ethics and the engineering profession
Reading materialsAs recommended by the supervisor to support the project.
P. H. Sydenham, “Systems Approach to Engineering Design”, Artech House, 2004
G. D. Baura, “Engineering Ethics: An Industrial Perspective”, Academic Press, 2006.