Final Year Engineering Project

Course code ELEC4840Units 30Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Final Year Projects represent the culmination of study towards the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Projects offer the opportunity to apply and extend material learned throughout the program. Assessment is by means of a seminar presentation, submission of a thesis, and a public demonstration of work undertaken.

In contrast to the majority of courses studied elsewhere in the program, projects are undertaken individually or in small groups. This necessarily introduces the dimension of workload management into the program to enable completion of a large, relatively unstructured "assignment" over the course of the semester.

The projects undertaken span a diverse range of topics, including theoretical, simulation and experimental studies, and vary from year to year. The emphasis is necessarily on facilitating student learning in technical, project management and presentation spheres.

This course consists of a combination of Part A and Part B which reflects the full year multi term sequence program. As it is a single course of 30 units in one semester approval by the Course Coordinator is required before enrolling in this course.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe aims of this course are to provide a vehicle for students to consolidate, enhance and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained from coursework studies through the Electrical, Computer, Telecommunications or Mechatronics Engineering degrees through a program of individual or small group directed study. The knowledge and skills addressed include:

1. research and critical evaluation of technical information relevant to project topic
2. technical knowledge relevant to project topic
3. time and resource management skills
4. preparation and presentation of information to engineers and other professionals
5. knowledge and demonstration of occupational health and safety responsibilities
ContentThis course will be conducted largely as an individual or small group project under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff. The specific project topic undertaken will reflect the common interests and expertise of the student(s) and supervisor. Students will be required to:

1) perform a literature search to review current knowledge and developments in the chosen technical area
2) undertake detailed technical work in the chosen area using one or more of:
a) theoretical studies
b) computer simulations
c) hardware construction
3) produce progress reports or maintain a professional journal to establish work completed, and to schedule additional work within the time frame specified for the project
4) deliver a seminar on the general area of work being undertaken and specific contributions to that field
5) prepare a interim report describing the work undertaken and results obtained so far
6) Present the work in a forum involving poster presentations and demonstrations of operational hardware and software.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge3rd year of Electrical, Computer, Telecommunications or Mechatronics Engineering degree
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)The satisfactory completion of OH&S requirements.
Presentations - IndividualTechnical content and presentation of a seminar/presentation/interview as per course outline.
Presentations - IndividualDemonstration of project and interview. As per course outline.
ReportsTechnical content and presentation of final thesis report as per course outline.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentCompulsory course components are:

• Satisfactory completion of OH&S requirements

An objective of the course is for students to demonstrate appropriate knowledge of their occupational health and safety responsibilities. Students are required to complete a lab induction, lab access quiz and risk assessment relevant to their project by the dates published in the course outline. Multiple attempts are possible on the lab induction and lab access quiz. However, the lab induction, lab access quiz and risk assessment must be finalised by the date specified in the course outline. No extensions will be given (except in the case of adverse circumstances) as it is University (and general industry) policy to require a completed risk assessment before commencing any project activity.

• Satisfactory completion of seminar

An objective of the course is for students to present information to engineers and other professionals. Students are required to give a public seminar on their project topic during the formal examination period. Seminars will be assessed according to criteria in the course outline. Students, whose seminar is determined unsatisfactory, along with those unable to give a seminar due to adverse circumstances, will be given a second opportunity to present a public seminar.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC4840