Not currently offered
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 result 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.


Not currently offered.

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.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): RENE4800A. Students who have successfully completed RENE4800A are not eligible to enrol in RENE4900A.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify problems within the project, then propose and implement engineering solutions to facilitate successful project completion.

2. Manage information and documentation.

3. Conduct an engineering project to a professional level.

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

5. 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
  • implementing what they have learned to solve an engineering problem.


Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed RENE4800B.

Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 210 units to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Completion of all 1000, 2000, and a majority of 3000 level courses in the Renewable Energy Engineering program.

Assessment items

Presentation: Part A Presentation

Written Assignment: Part A Progress Report

Presentation: Part B Oral Presentation

Written Assignment: Part B Thesis

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