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EG4011 - Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Except with the approval of the Associate Dean (Engineering), this subject must be studied in Study Period 1.

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

  • ability to locate, select and use both print and electronic resources for research;
  • demonstrate a capacity for original thought and independent investigation;
  • develop and practise sound oral and written communication skills, in presentation of a progress report and thesis document and in presentation of a technical seminar;
  • gain experience in application of advanced engineering techniques;
  • gain experience in project planning and demonstrate time management skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: (72 CREDIT POINTS IN 102810) OR (96 CREDIT POINTS IN (102910 OR 103310))
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EG4010

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Ginger
Lecturers: Dr Owen Kenny, Assoc. Professor Ling Yin, <Person not found>, Dr Phil Schneider.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Ginger
Lecturers: Dr Owen Kenny, Assoc. Professor Ling Yin, <Person not found>, Dr Phil Schneider.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching (Engineering Project: regular supervisory meetings, technical meetings, and skill development throughout block period.)
Coordinator: Professor John Ginger
Lecturers: Dr Owen Kenny, Assoc. Professor Ling Yin, <Person not found>, Dr Phil Schneider.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.