• 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
    • Prof Matthew James
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    First Semester 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
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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:

1.  Identify a substantial research and/or development project including the problem the project seeks to address, its context and significance in contemporary engineering, scientific or research fields.
2. 
Scope the project appropriately and identify and determine knowledge, skills and methodologies required to complete the project, whilst also demonstrating an awareness of the existence of technological choices.
3. 
 Apply research skills and methodologies to identify, collate, summarise and critically evaluate relevant literature, data and sources.
4. 
 Combine and demonstrate synthesis of new knowledge with the application of relevant underlying theory, skills, concepts and methodologies, whilst also demonstrating appropriate technological choices based on a consideration of design criteria.
5. 
Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate results generated during the project and compare and contrast to existing work and literature where appropriate, while demonstrating an ability to document all aspects of the development and execution of an engineering project.
6. 
Effectively communication the outcomes of the engineering project in oral, written and graphical forms, demonstrating the importance of careful communication of technical ideas so that general audience can effectively access the content.

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

Indicative Assessment

Coninuous assessment of research by 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

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. 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 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
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
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
1879 31 Jan 2017 17 Feb 2017 17 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 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
2859 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5786 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6882 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 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
7826 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9737 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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