The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

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 a individual members of academic staff and may be experimental, theoretical, computational or applied in nature.

An important resultant 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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)


  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

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.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify engineering problems and provide solutions

2. Manage information and documentation

3. Have demonstrated creative and innovative solutions to encountered problems

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

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

6. Demonstrate self-directed learning.


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

Students are responsible for:

  • reviewing current literature,
  • design of equipment/experiments/models,
  • learning/developing new techniques, and
  • implementing what they have learned to solve an engineering problem.

Assumed knowledge

220 units completed.

Assessment items

Thesis: Part B Thesis

Presentation: Part A Seminar

Presentation: Part B Seminar

Report: Part A Progress Report

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Individual Supervision

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

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks