• Code ENGN3712
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Daniel MacDonald
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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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 varying length and are offered at different stages of the degree program and are essentially stand-alone research projects. ENGN3712 is a 12 unit research course designed to complement the student's basic research skills through non-trivial research work in an area chosen by the student.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Understanding of process of identifying and formulating research problem; planning and implementing specific research tasks (simulation/experiment) and communicating outcomes.
2. 
Design and conduct experiments, devise appropriate measurements, analyse and interpret data and form reliable conclusions.
3. 
Demonstrate an improved ability to use an active approach to learning and to undertake reflective professional practice.
4. 
Ability to Carry out literature searches and some ability to critically evaluate literature.
5. 
 Interpret, explain and evaluate results generated during the project and compare and contrast the literature.
6. 
Combine and demonstrate synthesis of new knowledge with the application of relevant underlying theory, skills, concepts and methodologies, while understanding the importance of documenting all aspects of the development of an engineering project of significant magnitude.
7. 
Have an appreciation of the need to pitch any communication item (e.g., thesis, seminar) appropriately for the audience.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

Continuous assessment of research through reports, posters and seminars.

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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

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2706 and be studying Bachelor of Engineering (R&D) 4714 and Bachelor of Engineering (R&D)/Science 4715.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 12 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $580 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $773 per unit
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2955 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 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
7918 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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