The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Independent research study in the form of a literature review, an experimental or theoretical investigation, an engineering design problem etc.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Use their initiative in an area of self selected engineering interest.

2. Demonstrate initiative through the work performed.

3. Critically analyse the work performed previously by others.

4. Critically assess the achievements, limitations and further requirements of his/her own work.

5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the state-of-the-art in the selected area.

6. Demonstrate, through oral and written presentations, an ability to communicate the objectives and outcomes of the work.


A self directed project under the supervision of a member of academic staff involving two 15 minute seminars and a written report of the project. Course involves instruction in presentation skills and library use.

Assumed knowledge

A student should have completed sufficient courses to be able to complete their program requirements in the year of enrolment.

Assessment items

Exhibition / Poster: Poster

Presentation: Seminar *

Report: Final Written Report

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - To pass this course, students must obtain 50% or more in the oral component.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan

Individual Supervision

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

With individual supervisors.