Courses & Units

Engineering Project A KNE789



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. 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 at the end of each semester.

At the end of Engineering Project B a typset, printed and bound thesis is to be submitted along with an electronic copy of the final thesis which is submitted via Turnitin. The electronic copy will be retained for the University of Tasmania librarythesis collection.


Unit name Engineering Project A
Unit code KNE789
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Damien Holloway

Teaching staff

Students will be assigned an individual supervisor with expertise in the chosen project discipline.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $5,596.00 039999

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KME771 and KNE716 and KNE773 and KNE715 and KNE714 and KNE726 and KNE712 and KNE751


Teaching Pattern

No regular formal classes, but students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor and to attend seminars from time to time as announced.


Project plan (week 3) 10%; End of semester oral presentation 10%; Progress report (to include thesis outline, literature review or equivalent draft chapter(s), and summary of work completed and work to be done incl. Gantt chart) 80%.

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