• Code ENGN4718
  • Unit Value 6 to 18 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
    • Dr Daniel MacDonald
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Winter Session 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    Spring Session 2021
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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. ENGN4718 is an 18-unit research course designed to complement the students' 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.  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.
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.
 Apply research skills and methodologies to identify, collate, summarise and critically evaluate relevant literature, data and sources. cal choices. 
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.
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.
Effectively communicate 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.

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Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

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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.

You will need to contact the RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading



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:
Unit value:
6 to 18 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.

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
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
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
2985 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 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
4261 01 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 23 Jul 2021 30 Sep 2021 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
5985 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 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
6231 01 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A

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