- Code ENGN4350
- Unit Value 6 to 12 units
- Offered by School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
In this course, students undertake an individual engineering research or design project under supervision.
Students are encouraged to put forward their own ideas for the individual project, or they may select a project from a range of projects offered by researchers across the ANU. The topic area would normally be expected to be in the same area as the major (or one of the majors) being completed by the student.
It is recommended that students identify a project topic and supervisor well before project commencement.
Students are expected to manage all aspects of their individual project, from scoping through planning, execution and progress monitoring of the project, to ultimate achievement of the assessment deliverables. Details of the project process, roles and responsibilities are provided on the course Wattle site.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify a substantial research and/or complex design project including the problem the project seeks to address, its context and significance in contemporary engineering, scientific or research fields.
- Scope the selected project appropriately and identify and determine knowledge, skills and methodologies required to complete the project.
- Apply research skills and methodologies to identify, collate, summarise and critically evaluate relevant literature, data and sources.
- Combine and demonstrate synthesis of new knowledge with the application of relevant underlying theory, skills, concepts and methodologies in relevant engineering and/or scientific fields.
- Analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate results generated during the project and compare and contrast to existing work and literature where appropriate.
- Communicate the project objectives, process, knowledge and results to practising engineers and scientists in written and verbal form.
- Project registration (0) [LO null]
- Reflective and peer-support tasks (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Project planning and progress reporting (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Thesis and presentation (75) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students are expected to engage in their individual project work for no less than 10 hours a week on average, for an overall 250-300 hours over two semesters. Non-“individual” course activities (i.e., attending classes and participating in peer-support tasks) should account for approximately 10% of a student’s overall engagement with the course.
Please note that the above figures are only indicative. Research work has a degree of unpredictability, and individual time management and research choices can have a significant impact on the time demands of a project. It is common for projects to also involve work during non-teaching periods (mid-semester and/or winter/summer break).
Students should manage and monitor their project workload in consultation with their supervisor.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Unit value:
- 6 to 12 units
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