• Code ENGN4712
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials 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 First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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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. ENGN4712 is a 12-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 selected 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

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
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
3191 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 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
8198 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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