Students must enrol in and complete this topic and ENGR9710A Masters Project A in two consecutive semesters as both topics are taught and assessed as a continuum.
8 x 60-minute supervised studies per semester 1 x 480-minute project work per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ ENGR9710A - Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR4710, ENGR4710A, ENGR4710B, ENGR5700, ENGR5700A, ENGR5700B, ENGR5700C, ENGR5700D, ENGR5710B has been successfully completed
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.
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the open research issues in a given area of investigation
Further develop analytical and critical thinking skills appropriate to research
Further develop technical skills relevant to the given area of investigation
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
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:
Understand in-depth knowledge of a particular area of research and have developed skills relevant to research in that area
Be experienced in tasks associated with the proposing, planning and execution of a systematic investigation of a particular research question
Develop and effectively deliver appropriately structured presentations
Write both project and research reports in a professional manner
Analyse and evaluate established solutions to complex engineering problems
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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