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Honours Project Group A ENG403


Students 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. Students is assigned in a group to an individual supervisor from the academic staff of the school, but where appropriate may also have school or industry based cosupervisors.

All students will be expected to attend some seminars in semester 1 that will help them in their research and to attend presentations given by other project students. Students are required to provide planning and costing details for their projects, to meet regularly with their supervisor.


Unit name Honours Project Group A
Unit code ENG403
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Damien Holloway

Teaching staff

Group supervisor from profile academic staff in engineering (may also have co-supervisor, e.g. from industry or another school)

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

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
2 039999

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KIT307 and completion of 8 discipline major

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Teaching Pattern



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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