Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject is available to individuals who are more focused on research-based learning and who do not wish or who are unable to secure a WIL placement. The project runs for 10 weeks as a continuation of EMS5ARA. Projects can either be industry based, that is, the project comes from industry, but the work is not completed within the company, or university based, that is, a project developed by the Department of Engineering which could be laboratory, computer based or investigative. Estimated time commitment (combined contact and non-contact) is 40 hours per week. You work independently on a project and are expected to maintain regular contact with your supervisor/s.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conduct research and development in the context of executing and documenting a research-based engineering project.
02. Write formal technical reports and analyses using appropriate technical and academic language.
03. Professionally present results of technical projects in oral and written form to an audience of peers.
04. Self-reflect on personal learning outcomes, particularly in relation to the attainment and application of Engineers Australia Stage One Competencies.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 41-50, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 41 - 50
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A PC Lab will be required."


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One Technical Paper (approx. 8000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Oral presentation (approx. 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
One poster (approx. 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Two Self-reflection Journal entries (approx. 500 words each - total 1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4