Final Year Engineering Project Part A

Description

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 year.

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of their selected project topic.

2. Undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

3. Design engineering solutions to complex problems utilising a systems approach.

4. Conduct an engineering project.

5. Communicate with engineers and the community at large in written an oral forms.

6. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a professional engineer

Content

This 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:

  • theoretical studies
  • computer simulations
  • 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 formal report describing the work undertaken and results obtained so far

Assumed Knowledge

3rd year of Electrical, Computer, Telecommunications or Mechatronics Engineering degree

Assessment Items

Presentation: Final Demonstration

Report: Interim Report *

Report: Final Report

Presentation: Seminar *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Seminar: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Students are required to complete a lab induction, lab access quiz and risk assessment relevant to their project.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term

Seminar times as per course outlines plus regular meetings with designated supervisor