Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


The Final Year Project course provides students with the opportunity to apply their skills, developed over the previous three years, to an open-ended research/engineering problem of their choice. Projects are supervised by individual members of academic staff and may be experimental, theoretical, computational or applied in nature.

An important outcome from this course is for students to develop and practice their project and time-management skills. Furthermore, the ‘FYP’ provides a capstone opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to communicate through both written reports and seminars.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A. Part A cannot be completed as a standalone course, it will only count towards your program once you have successfully completed Part B.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify engineering problems and provide solutions

2. Plan and manage project documentation and associated information

3. Demonstrate creative and innovative solutions to encountered problems

4. Define the issues surrounding the conduct of an engineering project

5. Communicate effectively with the engineering team and with the community at large


Individually supervised projects based on knowledge acquired during the first three years of the program.

Students are responsible for:

  • reviewing current literature,
  • designing equipment/experiments/models,
  • learning/developing new techniques, and
  • implementing what they have learned to solve an engineering problem
  • developing an appropriate thesis-style document.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of ENGG4801A Engineering Final Year Project A.

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Part A Project Initiation Form

Written Assignment: Part A Report

Presentation: Part A Conference

Written Assignment: Part B Conference Abstract

Presentation: Part B Conference

Report: Part B Thesis

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

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

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