ele3tip technology investigative proj




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Each student undertakes an investigative project on a theme relevant to their degree. The topic is selected after consultation with the unit coordinator and available supervisors. The project will involve an investigation into a contemporary technology problem or question. Students will be required to meet weekly with their supervisor. The outcome of the investigation requires a project report of about 2,500 words in length, excluding appendices, but supported by appropriate diagrams, charts, graphs and other illustrations. At the conclusion of the project students give a short individual oral presentation of their work.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Electronic Technology (SBET).


Incompatible subjects ELE3ETP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Utilise research skills to investigate and report on a selected engineering topic.

Lectures covering research skills including library research, reinforced by actual research supported and guided by the library where necessary.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs(Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

02. Interpret and provide commentary on research findings in a technical research report using correct structure and referencing standards.

Lectures on report writing. Write report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs(Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

03. Present a technical oral presentation to a group of peers, answer questions and critique other presentations.

Lecture on presentation skills and optional practice prior to final presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Required to attend regular individual supervisor meetings."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
10 min oral presentation2002, 03
Investigation plan, equivalent to 1,000 words1001, 02
Progress reporting activities1001, 02, 03
project report, equivalent to 2,500 words6001, 02