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EG4011 - Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EG4011 EG4012
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

A major engineering project consisting of application of advanced laboratory, field or computer techniques for the research, design or solution of an engineering problem. Each student will work on a topic from a list presented by his/her engineering discipline. Multiple disciplinary topics are encouraged. Topics are based on research interests of academic and research staff and are often based on real world problems in cooperation with local and regional industry. Projects often take advantage of James Cook University's unique location, in the tropics and in close proximity to reef and rainforest World Heritage Areas. Components of this subject include planning; literature survey; research, development or design; proposal/progress written report and oral presentation; formal thesis document and seminar presentation of final results.

Learning Outcomes

  • search, interpret and critically evaluate relevant research literatures to justify research gaps, objectives and methodologies;
  • 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;
  • identify and critically appraise current developments, advanced technologies and emerging issues.
Prerequisites: (72 CREDIT POINTS IN 46110 OR 102810 OR 102809) OR (96 CREDIT POINTS IN (46210 OR 102910 OR 102909) OR (96 CREDIT POINTS IN (103310 OR 112610 OR 1112609))


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 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Rong Situ
Lecturers: Professor John Ginger, Professor Mohan Jacob, Professor Yinghe He, Dr Owen Kenny, Dr Rong Situ, Dr George Vamvounis, Dr Peter To.
Contact hours:
  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars
    Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 14 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

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