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GENG5511 Engineering Research Project Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The academic objectives of the project are to improve students' understanding of the research process and to develop their capability to conduct independent research. Students learn about recent advances and gain in-depth technical competence in at least one specialist area of their discipline, apply the basic elements of research design to investigate a theory or hypothesis, and appreciate how research skills support lifelong learning. Students are required to communicate their findings to technical and non-technical audiences using a range of media. They are also exposed to the University's research culture and opportunities to pursue further study. Students may choose a project from a list of advertised topics, negotiate a topic with an academic supervisor, or apply for an industry Co-operative Education for Enterprise Development (CEED) project.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a research question and formulate a framework to answer the question; (2) practise appropriate methodology to research an engineering problem or test a hypothesis or theory; (3) demonstrate mastery of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills; (4) apply appropriate technical tools to investigate a research problem; (5) evaluate and synthesise results and draw appropriate conclusions; (6) locate and critically evaluate relevant literature and other sources of information; (7) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means in a range of contexts; (8) plan and manage a project to meet deadlines; (9) demonstrate initiative, creativity and independence; and (10) conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project proposal; (2) project progress and review; (3) seminar and abstract; (4) final report; and (5) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Cosimo Faiello
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Professional Engineering
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.