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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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsEMS5WIL

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. Demonstrate professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and present to an audience of peers using appropriate technical language.
02. Demonstrate good problem solving skills and use appropriate tools to implement the proposed solution overcoming the technical challenges.
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.
04. Use appropriate tools or methodology to investigate potential outcomes and research solutions.
05. Apply engineering techniques, tools and resources to complete engineering projects that are innovative, creative and timely in completion.
06. Work ethically and address ethical and professional issues for varied accountability purposes
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.

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