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Unit Overview


This unit is a capstone experience in which students integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a complex real-world design challenge in electrical and electronic engineering. You will be led through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process that models professional practice. You will work in teams, typically with five to six members, under the supervision of an academic and/or industry mentor. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The unit focuses on teamwork skills and the design process.

12 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to electrical and electronic engineering; (2) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a complex team-based engineering design project; (3) assess the requirements, scope, resources, and indicative costs of a complex engineering design project; (4) apply relevant standards, literature, regulations, technical knowledge, engineering tools, and problem-solving skills to meet end-user requirements; (5) communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately via written, oral and visual means using discourse conventions relevant to electrical and electronic engineering; and (6) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability as a member and/or manager of an engineering team.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written reports; (2) oral presentations; and (3) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Dilusha Silva
Unit rules
Successful completion of
18 points of any level 4 Unit(s) within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
and GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
ELEC5551 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 1
and ELEC5552 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2
Contact hours
4-6 contact hours per week, plus 16 hours per week contribution to design work
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.