Objective: To produce an annotated bibliography on an engineering research topic using up-to-date literature.
A brief description of the task: In this assessment task you will be required to conduct a literature search on a self-proposed topic within the scope of engineering to produce an annotated bibliography. This bibliography will be based on the systematic and explicitidentiﬁcation, evaluation and interpretation of the existing engineering research related to your topic. In order to be successful, you will: demonstrate digital literacy skills, access the most relevant and up-to-date literature associated with your topic and disseminate it in a fashion which clearly and explicitly discusses the literature found. When conducting this work, you should primarily consider content from peer-reviewed journal and conference articles; however, you may also consult: patents, government manuals and reports, authentic internet resources, various standards (including Australian standards) and published posters, provided they are credible sources and their use can be justiﬁed. Your paper should demonstrate the correct use of citations and a subsequent reference list, according to engineering research standards.
This assessment item should form the basis for your research toward preparing Assessment Item 2. It is strongly advised that you work on both assessment items simultaneously.
The marks for Assessment Item 1 will be broken down as follows:
• Introduction (∼200 words) – Has introduced an engineering topic well and concisely (only introduces 1 topic, uses literature, is pitched at an appropriate level) – 2.5 marks –
Written using appropriate technical language – 1 mark – Is of appropriate length – 0.5 marks
• Each Bibliography Item of a Credible Reference (∼100 words each) (1 mark each – 10 marks total) –
Introduction sentence which clearly states the aim of the paper (0.2 marks) – A clear description of the methodology the paper employs (0.2 marks) –
A short discussion of the contribution the paper made to the ﬁeld (0.3 marks) – The paper is relevant to the topic and is appropriate (i.e. up-to-date and from a credible resource) (0.2 marks) –
The item is of appropriate length (∼100 words) (0.1 marks)
• The document is well formatted and used a consistent font and style (1 mark) Assessment Item 1 is worth 15% of the total assessment for this unit.
What you need to do: You are required to submit an individual paper which clearly identiﬁes an engineering research area through a quality introduction and the review of 10 credible and relevant articles. Ten articles will need to be reviewed and should be referenced correctly and consistently using a recognised style (i.e. Harvard, APA or IEEE).
• This assignment is to be undertaken individually.
• Make surethat anyanalysis you presentis your ownworkand notsimply asummaryof whatis presented in the source or reference materials.
• Be critical in your identiﬁcation and analysis of information.
• Use ﬁgures and tables sparingly and only if necessary.
• Use a basic and common font (i.e. Arial or Times New Roman).
• Use an appropriate font size (10 or 12 pt).
• Adhere to the word limit (100±20% per bibliographic item and 200±20% for the introduction) and be concise.
• All references must be relevant to the topic.
• Your submission should be in a simple text-based format, without headings.
• It is highly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the marking scheme shown above
• Similarly, you are strongly encouraged to engage with the teaching staﬀ during the seminar times to obtain feedback on your progress.
Submission deadline: Your paper must be submitted via CloudDeakin by 5:00 pm Monday the 25th of March. You may submit your paper in either .doc or .docx format. Hard copies or other electronic ﬁle formats will not be accepted.