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EG5311 - Research Project 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EG5311 EG5312
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

In the Research Project, students undertake a substantial piece of independent research under supervision of appointed supervisor/s. Research project may consist of application of advanced laboratory, field or computer techniques to analyse and design solutions for an engineering problem. Research topics are often based on real world problems in cooperation with local and regional industries. Research Project is a 6 credit point subject chain comprising Research Project 1 (EG5311) and Research Project 2 (EG5312) and is spread over two semesters. EG5311:03 (Research Project 1) is the first part of the Research Project where students are required to choose a research topic, conduct a comprehensive literature review, define scope and objectives of the research, define methodologies to achieve the objectives, prepare detailed project planning and conduct preliminary study. Students are required to submit a research proposal and give a research proposal seminar. As this subject is a part of a subject chain, a final standard grade will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the chain subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • locate, interpret, and critically appraise available literatures and resources to justify research gaps, formulate research problems, objectives and methodologies;
  • identify and critically appraise current developments, advanced technologies and emerging issues;
  • design experiments/simulation and fluently apply advanced engineering techniques and systems approach to develop engineering solutions to complex problems;
  • plan and execute engineering and research projects of significant size and scope;
  • analyse and interpret data, derive conclusions and evaluate project outcomes against appropriate criteria;
  • communicate project objectives and outcomes with scientists, engineers and the community at large in written and oral forms.

Subject Assessment

  • Proposal Presentation and Report - (%) - .
Prerequisites: Must have completed 18 credit points within the MEng (Prof) program

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.