Credit points: 15

Subject outline

CIV4INA is a capstone subject which requires students to reinforce and extend their learning to date through in-depth investigation of a research topic that illustrates applications of themes already dealt with in their course. Students work in pairs on their project and are encouraged to choose a topic with an industry focus. Topics may be suggested by the students or by academic staff members in line with their areas of expertise. In order to gain a mark for this their final year engineering project, students must also enrol and complete the subject requirements for CIV4INB.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites successful completion of 360 credit points in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (SHCEB, SHCE, SVEB, SWBE, SZCEBB, SZCES or SZCESB)


Incompatible subjects CIV4INV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Class requirements

Independent Research
Five 1.0 hours independent research per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"This unit is similar to an honours subject in a science degree. The 5 hours/week requirement is a nominal specification for the subject. Students work independently on their project, and maintain regular contact with their supervisors."


Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (10 mins)At the end of CIV4INB the entire body of work from CIV4INA and CIV4INB will be evaluated and the student provided with one mark and grade under a weighted marking scheme.20
Progress Report (8,000-10,000 words)70
Research Plan (incl. project brief) (1500-2000 words)10