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Design Project (ENG550)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit involves the complete design and implementation of a substantial project of industrial relevance. It is designed to make use of all of the skills and understanding of the student from previous studies and this course.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Search for, identify and summarise relevant information from published literature and other sources about a set task.
2. Specify a design task and put it into context.
3. Apply your knowledge and problem solving skills in a creative way to work towards a solution for a set task.
4. Produce and implement a solution/design for a given task.
5. Test your solution/design and analyse your results.
6. Report on the objective, background and results of your work, its analysis and evaluation in verbal presentations and written reports.
7. Perform effective time- and self-management to complete a substantial project.
8. Where a group has been formed, communicate and perform effectively as part of an engineering team.
Timetabled Learning Activities By arrangement with Supervisor.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is project based, involving many of the common phases in a typical engineering project, together with the management of that project. In particular the specification and formulation of the problem; propositions of various designs; analysis, simulation, verification and/or testing of those designs. It is not intended that the outcome of the project generate an actual physical system, but some prototype and/or small pilot systems could be used and/or developed to test and try out alternative design proposals.
Assessment Important aspects of this unit involve the use of appropriate engineering tools for the appropriate specification, design, simulation and testing. Additionally, it is fundamental that students are able to both document and communicate the various phases of the project.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
Previously 2013: 'Masters Engineering Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
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
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr David Parlevliet
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2157
e: D.Parlevliet@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.008I - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus

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