|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 May 2022|
It is essential that graduates of Masters degree programmes in engineering or spatial science have a comprehensive knowledge of their subject areas and the skills to apply that knowledge to solve non-standard problems. The Project and Thesis course builds on the work undertaken in "ENG8001 Engineering Research Methods" and develops further the students' skills in research and the development of a solution to an engineering or spatial science problem. At this level, students are expected to be able to plan effectively, to adhere to prescribed timelines and to display initiative. All this must be done with due regard to safety, resource constraints, ethical considerations and social and environmental implications.
Students may be granted permission to enrol in this course to complete their project commenced in ENG8411 Masters Engineering Research Project A, and to report the complete work (ENG8411 Masters Engineering Research Project A and ENG8414 Masters Engineering Research Project D together) in the form of an academic research thesis.
This course provides a vehicle for students to apply their formal knowledge to the solution of an engineering or spatial science problem. With appropriate supervision, students will define and analyse the problem, and then develop and evaluate possible solutions. Where possible, the solution to the problem will be trialled using appropriate hardware. Students are expected to produce an accurate and detailed written account of their work.