This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Part 1 and 2 of the subject (CVEN90064 and CVEN90065 together).
Note: The following assessment items are written on the understanding that students will enrol in this subject in two successive semesters. Progression to the second semester of study is dependent on satisfactory progress in assessment items 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8. At the end of the first semester of enrolment, students who make satisfactory progress will receive a mark of CNT (Continuing) that will be replaced with a grade upon completion of the second semester of study. Students who do not achieve satisfactory progress in the first semester, because they have not met the hurdle requirements, will have a failing grade awarded at the conclusion of the first semester of study, and consequently will have to recommence their enrolment.
End of 1st semester of study
- Project Proposal team (1 to 4 people) report (20%), outlining the context, literature review, methodology and method for their project requiring 120 hours of work per person. Project is due at the end of first semester of study. Passing is a hurdle requirement. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are addressed in this project assessment
- Final team report (50%) in the style of a conference paper, and incorporating revised sections of the proposal report, not exceeding 15 pages excluding reference lists, requiring approximately 180 hours of work per team member. Due at the end of 2nd semester. ILOs 1, 2, 3 and 4 are addressed in this team report
- Presentation of conference style team poster (10%) requiring approximately 10 hours total work, and due during the end of 2nd semester exam period. ILO 5 is addressed in this team poster
- Presentation of a team oral presentation (10%) of approximately 15 minutes, and participation in the subject conference during the end of 2nd semester exam period, requiring approximately 10 hours per team member. ILO 5 is addressed in this oral presentation
- Individual journal (5%) containing reflections on the research process and progress, and the development of graduate attributes presented in 12 individual journal entries totalling approximately 2000 words over the project period, and requiring approximately 10 hours or reflection, investigation and writing. ILOs 1, 2 and 3 are addressed in this journal
- A weekly factual record of project progress (5%) including items such as meeting minutes, key decisions, resources used, and must be maintained on a project blog and contributed to by all team members, requiring approximately 13 hours work each. For team projects the relative contributions of each team member to the overall project should be discernible from this record. ILOs 1, 2 and 3 are addressed in this assessment
- Fortnightly attendance (minimum of 70%) of the Departmental research seminars (or equivalent) in the project period. Completion of a critique form for 6 seminars will be evidence of attendance, which will be marked Pass/Fail. Approximately 15 hours work. ILOs 1, 2, 3 and 5 (Hurdle) are addressed in this assessment
- Registration for a project topic prior to day 1 of the first semester of study is a hurdle requirement, requiring approximately 2 hours of work. ILO 1 is addessed in this assessment
Hurdle Requirements: The following must be satisfied in order to pass the subject:
- Students must register for a project topic prior to day 1 of the first semester of study
- Fortnightly attendance (minimum of 70%) of the Departmental research seminars (or equivalent) in the project period. Completion of a critique forms for each seminar will be evidence of attendance, which will be marked Pass/Fail
- A factual record of project progress including items such as meeting minutes, key decisions and resources used must be maintained on a project blog. For group projects the relative contributions of each group member to the overall project should be discernible from this record
- A Pass mark for the mid-project report.
Last updated: 2 December 2019