Courses & Units

Engineering Project A ENG701


Engineering Project A and Engineering Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project 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. Masters projects are required to have a significant research component to develop skills required for a research higher degree (PhD). 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. All students will be expected to attend seminars in semester 1 that will help them in their research, and to attend presentations given by other project students. Seminar topics will include, for example, using the library databases. In addition, students are required to attend 6 weeks of lectures on project management and self-management and 6 weeks on research methods. Students are required to provide planning and costing details for their projects, to meet regularly with their supervisor, and to meet several assessable milestones throughout the project, including a public presentation of their plan and draft thesis at the end of the semester.


Unit name Engineering Project A
Unit code ENG701
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


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


International students
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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the efficacy of methodological approaches currently used to conduct research in a professional engineering context
  • Formulate a research question articulating a problem or issue of relevance to a professional practice context in engineering
  • Devise a research approach for a professional practice research project which is conceptually and methodologically appropriate for the desired area of inquiry
  • Develop a project plan for a professional practice research project using an appropriate project management methodology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,876.00

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Completion of a minimum of 6 Level 700 units


Teaching Pattern

There will be an initial introductory information class in week 1.
Students are expected to have weekly consultations with their supervisor of a minimum 1/2 hour.
There will be semi-regular general seminars/lectures on topics related to research and thesis preparation.

AssessmentProject Plan (10%)|Draft Thesis/Progress Report (75%)|Reflective Journal (5%)|Progress Oral Presentation (10%)
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