ENGE691-20X (C) General non-calendar-based 2020

Engineering Geology Project Portfolio

60 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 1 June 2020
End Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 12 June 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 November 2020

Description

Professional design or research project in Engineering Geology. The emphasis is on developing technical and professional skills by working on: progress presentations, progress reporting, project management, poster presentation and manuscript writing, all of which will constitute a portfolio that can be used in their professional careers.

The dissertation project itself may be primarily field based, it could be mostly a laboratory study, and there will be components of literature review and project planning involved. The students will be required to identify a supervisor and project sponsor and complete a proposal prior to commencing work. The emphasis is on developing technical and professional skills by working on: problem definition, problem solving, progress presentations, progress reporting, project management, poster presentation and manuscript writing, all of which will constitute a portfolio that can be used in your professional careers.

Students will be responsible for time and project management, presentation of their, communication with colleagues and the project sponsors, and preparation of final dissertation outputs in the form of a conference manuscript and poster.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:
1. Synthesise the various concepts from engineering geology
2. Conduct a dissertation project using state of practice techniques with minimal supervision
3. Network with practitioners in the field of engineering geology
4. Work with colleagues and supervisors from university and industry
5. Develop a portfolio demonstrating professional communication skills, including oral presentation, poster and manuscript

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

120 Points at 400-level including ENGE 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416 and DRRE402. Substitutions may be made in exceptional circumstances.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 8 Jun - 14 Jun
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 15 Jun - 21 Jun
6 Jul - 12 Jul
12 Oct - 18 Oct
16 Nov - 22 Nov
30 Nov - 6 Dec
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 213 Geol Engineering Lab 15 Jun - 21 Jun
9 Nov - 22 Nov

Timetable Note

There are a few timetabled meeting times for professional development and progress presentations but the majority of the time spent on this course is self-directed working on the dissertation with support from your project advisor and others involved in the project.

Course Coordinator

Clark Fenton

Lecturer

David Bell

Guest Lecturer

Leanne Morgan (University of Canterbury)

Other staff from the Geological Sciences Department, and/or other University staff or outside practitioners, may also be involved with project supervision.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Project Preparation 40% Project Preparation (proposal, literature review etc) project management, and communication (progress presentation)
Conference Poster and Manuscript 60% Conference Poster and Manuscript


Assessment name Weighting Due date (if known)
Project Preparation and Communication  -  40 %  -  Throughout
Conference Poster, Manuscript and supporting appendices  -  60 %  -  9th December 2019 (Poster)
and 31st January 2020 (Manuscript and appendices)

Notes

Recommended preparation: Completion of ENGE411, 412, 413, 414, 416, 417 and DRRE402

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $3,974.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

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