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Engineering Thesis (ENG460)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, SS4-internal, SUM-internal, WU3-internal, Y-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides exposure to, and experience with, a significant engineering project, with emphasis upon industrially based projects. Typically this involves elements of specification, design, implementation, testing, documentation, demonstration and presentation. The unit is designed to bring together all aspects of the students knowledge, training and skills developed within Engineering. Each student is required to prepare a substantial thesis together with verbal presentation of the final result.
Unit Learning Outcomes Every thesis project will have its own peculiarities, depending on the domain of the topic that you will have negotiated with your supervisor prior to commencing. Your project will involve the following:
1. A period of investigation;
2. Searching for information about the topic and published literature in the general area of the topic;
3. Identifying just what is the problem you are addressing, and put it into context of some related, and perhaps more general problems;
4. A period of design (problem solving, being creative) where you decide how to solve your problem;
5. Generating a solution - doing the real work of implementing your design solution;
6. Testing the solution to find whether it works, and possibly quantify how well it solves the problem in comparison to previous solutions;
7. Reporting the results of all this work, and where your contributions have led you.
Timetabled Learning Activities Meetings with Supervisor: as required.
Prerequisites Permission of Engineering Academic Chair.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Parisa Arabzadeh Bahri
Head of Discipline Engineering and Energy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7227
e: P.Bahri@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008G - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: SS4-Internal
MURDOCH: WU3-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Professor Parisa Arabzadeh Bahri
Head of Discipline Engineering and Energy

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7227
e: P.Bahri@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008G - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Gareth Lee
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

e: Gareth.Lee@murdoch.edu.au

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