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Engineering Design Project (ENG610)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, 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. Students will typically work in teams to analyse project requirements, evaluate and justify design decisions, analyse, simulate, verify and/or test a solution to the project's task. Project management and communication with clients and other stakeholders will be required. Projects can be initiated from industry needs, University needs, or proposed by the student(s) in consultation with a discipline academic.
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, 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. Each group will meet with their supervisor weekly, any client regularly, and their group frequently. Students will produce a project plan, deliver several presentations during their project and produce a final report.
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 can both document and communicate the various phases of the project. Assessment in this unit will involve group and individual assessments as outlined below. Written feedback will be provided on all submitted work and verbal feedback will also be provided during meetings with the supervisor.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering or MBA+ME or ME+MIT
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering (ME+MIT)
Industrial Control Systems Engineering (ME+MIT)
Master of Engineering (ME)
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.


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