ems5arl advanced research integrated learning




Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In Engineering practice, professional engineers are often required to undertake research projects from conception to completion. In doing so, the process may require problem recognition and definition, decision-making, conceptual design, analysis and application of mathematical techniques. In this subject students will develop the skills and attitudes necessary to successfully complete an engineering research project, to write a technical report and to effectively communicate outcomes. This subject allows the student to develop skills in engineering research with specific learning outcomes related to contextualized application of research methods and techniques.This subject is project based learning with the targeted outcome being submission of journal publications resulting from a focused research program. Each student will be assigned a supervisor, who will mentor the student through the research process to final project completion.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM or SMENMB


Incompatible subjects EMS5WIL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and present to an audience of peers using appropriate technical language.

Project reporting and presentation

02. Demonstrate good problem solving skills and use appropriate tools to implement the proposed solution overcoming the technical challenges.

Laboratory work

03. Demonstrate ability to prepare and submit a journal quality paper in a specialist field of study, which focuses on explaining and justifying the approach, outcomes and results with reference to relevant literature.

Project reporting

04. Use appropriate tools or methodology to investigate potential outcomes and research solutions.

Laboratory work

05. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources to complete engineering projects that are innovative, creative and timely in completion.

Laboratory work, research project process with supervision

06. Work ethically and address ethical and professional issues for varied accountability purposes

Project reporting

07. Demonstrate the ability to work with commitment and independently, managing oneself, work, deadlines and progress effectively; learning from self-critique and evaluated feedback on all aspects of professional conduct.

Laboratory work and reporting

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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-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Independent ResearchWeek: 31 - 43
One 40.0 hours independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student manages their work and time and meets with their supervisor as required."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Written Project Proposal (300 words)Project proposal and supervisor confirmation form - Hurdle requirement to continue with project
Unstructured journal (equivalent to 1,000 structured words)Fortnightly1002, 06
Literature review (2,000 words)Literature review2001, 02
Major essay (10,000 words)Paper submission to supervisor and subject co-ordinator for internal review.2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Verbal presentation (20 minute)1000 word equivalent1001, 02
Written Rejoinder (1,000 words)Rejoinder (Respond to Internal Review)1001, 02, 05
Final journal article ready for submission (6,000 words)3001