1 x 5-hour seminar per semester
10 x 3-hour workshops per semester
1 Admission into MEB-Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
1a Admission into MEC-Master of Engineering (Civil)
1b Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
2 Admission into MESCB-Master of Engineering Science (Biomedical)
2a Admission into MESCC-Master of Engineering Science (Civil)
2b Admission into MESCEE-Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic)
2c Admission into MESCMC-Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical)
2d Admission into MESCS-Master of Engineering Science (Software)
3 31.5 units of topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR4710, ENGR4710A, ENGR4710B, ENGR5700, ENGR5700A, ENGR5700B, ENGR5700C, ENGR5700D, ENGR5710A has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Skills such as acquired in the first year of the award or in their undergraduate award.
Topic description
The masters project is intended to promote the development of research including communication and technical skills through an investigation of a particular area under the guidance of a supervisor. The project is not merely a large system-building exercise. Rather, the principle objective is for students to show initiative, acquire new knowledge, develop basic research skills, and develop insight in assimilating and critically evaluating ideas. The nature of the investigation will depend on the project itself but is likely to include: a literature search; the identification (in collaboration with the supervisor) of a suitable project; the planning and management of the project; the execution of the plan resulting indefensible results; the development and presentation of seminar(s); and, the production of a report embodying the methods and results of the project. Other aspects which may be included in some projects include: liaison with other researchers, industry practitioners and/or the community, either working on similar projects or with expertise required for the project, as may be appropriate; and, external presentation of results.
Educational aims
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the open research issues in a given area of investigation
  2. Further develop analytical and critical thinking skills appropriate to research
  3. Further develop technical skills relevant to the given area of investigation
  4. Further develop high level writing and communication skills through the writing of reports including a final thesis and the delivery of presentations related to the project
  5. Develop project management skills appropriate to research-oriented investigation
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand in-depth knowledge of a particular area of research and have developed skills relevant to research in that area
  2. Be experienced in tasks associated with the proposing, planning and execution of a systematic investigation of a particular research question
  3. Develop and effectively deliver appropriately structured presentations
  4. Write both project and research reports in a professional manner
  5. Analyse and evaluate established solutions to complex engineering problems