• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Nisbet
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course is one of a suite of research and development courses designed for the BE (R&D) Program. These courses are of varying length and are offered at different stages of the degree program and are essentially stand-alone research projects. ENGN4706 is a 6-unit research course designed to complement the students' basic research skills through non-trivial research work in an area chosen by the student. The course forms part of the 42-unit R&D major that is a compulsory component of the aforementioned degree program. Each student will have their research supervised by one or more academic supervisors, with the approval of Head of Department or the Delegated Authority. Students are responsible for engaging and obtaining appropriate supervisory support.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

To instil an ability to undertake independent and life-long learning through investigative research methodologies in an area chosen by the student.After successfully completing this subject the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an improved ability to communicate in relation to an engineering project in oral, written and graphical forms.
  • Understand the different skills required for different forms of written technical communication such as an abstract and a full thesis;
  • Time management
  • Ability to Carry out literature searches and some ability to critically evaluate literature
  • Understanding of process of identifying and formulating research problem; planning and implementing specific research tasks (simulation/experiment) and communicating outcomes
  • Demonstrate an improved ability to use an active approach to learning and to undertake reflective professional practice.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the existence of technological choices.
  • Make appropriate technological choices based on a consideration of design criteria
  • Design and conduct experiments, devise appropriate measurements, analyse and interpret data and form reliable conclusions
  • Demonstrate an ability to undertake and manage a research project of significant size and scope;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of documenting all aspects of the development of an engineering project of significant magnitude;
  • Have an appreciation of the need to pitch any communication item (e.g., thesis, seminar) appropriately for the audience;
  • Understand the importance of careful communication of technical ideas so that others can effectively use them;

Indicative Assessment

Coninuous assessment of research by reports, posters and seminars.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

A research project of variable duration (approximately 130 hrs total time commitment hours per 6 units). The projects take into account the students' background and the stage of their degree.

Students are encouraged to meet with their supervisor on a regular basis (at least once a week).

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Engineering to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1386 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3585 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7573 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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