Courses & Units

Honours Project A ENG401


Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project, this unit being the first, 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 by the University of Tasmania library.


Unit name Honours Project A
Unit code ENG401
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Damien Holloway
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Select, adapt and effectively apply research processes, methods, tools, and techniques to plan, conduct and manage an independent related research project
  • Critically analyse research literature to conduct a literature review
  • Interpret and respond appropriately to WH&S, IP, data management and ethical considerations and act in accordance with best practice and industry standards
  • Analyse, synthesise and evaluate factors to answer a research question, and to defend a research approach
  • Document and communicate effectively the research techniques used and the results of the research both orally and in a written thesis
  • Function effectively as a member and at times leader of an authentically diverse engineering team comprising student, supervisor, laboratory, technical or industry support and any other relevant stakeholders
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
039999 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,876.00

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Completion of 50 credit points of ENG units at intermediate level AND 50 credit points of ENG units at advanced level


AssessmentProject Plan (10%)|Draft thesis and progress summary report (75%)|Reflective Journal (5%)|Progress oral presentation (10%)
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