Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project, this unit being the second, within their engineering discipline, which may involve aspects of research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental work, theoretical work, computational studies, simulation, prototype testing and implementation. Industry linked projects are encouraged. Honours projects are required to have a significant research component to develop the skills required for a research higher degree (PhD or Masters). Projects will synthesise and extend knowledge gained in other units. Each student is assigned an individual supervisor from the academic staff of the school, but where appropriate may also have school or industry based co-supervisors.
Students are required to provide planning and costing details for their projects, to meet regularly with their supervisor. At the end of Engineering Honours Project B an electronic thesis is to be submitted on a date determined by the Head of School. The electronic copy of the final thesis must also be submitted via Turnitin. The electronic copy of the thesis will be retained for the school thesis collection.
|Unit name||Honours Project A|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Individual supervisor from profile academic staff in engineering (may also have co-supervisor, e.g. from industry or another school)
|Available as student elective?||No|
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1. select, adapt and effectively apply research processes, methodologies, tools, and techniques to plan, conduct and manage an independent related research project.
2. critically analyse research literature to conduct a literature review.
3. be aware of the social consequences of related research and respond appropriately to ethical considerations and act in accordance with best practice and industry standards.
4. analyse, synthesise and evaluate factors to answer a research question, and to defend a research approach.
5. document and communicate effectively the research techniques used and the results of the research both orally and in a written thesis
|Band||Field of Education|
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KIT307 and completion of 8 discipline major
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Assessment for Project A comprises: a project plan, 15 minute oral presentation, draft thesis (approx. 5,000 words) and a reflective journal.
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