This is a project-based final year capstone unit in which students work individually, or in teams if the project is a large industry project, to apply their skills to generate an engineering technology solution to an industry challenge. The project is part 1 of a year-long project. Having an overall focus of engineering technology innovation, students will be focussing on the research and development stages of the year-long project. Students will be able to select a project from a range of industry-oriented projects aligned to their chosen engineering major and will work under the guidance of an Academic facilitator.


ENG40007 Engineering Technology Project A


250 credit points

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply research planning principles to engineering technology (A4, A5, K1, K2, S1)
  • Apply research methods and skills to complete a research report (A2, A4, K3, K5, S2)
  • Understand the importance of Research and Data Ethics (A1, A5, K5, K6, S1)
  • Independently investigate topic areas relating to Engineering Technology (A5, K4, K6, S2, S3)
  • Synthesise work related to the topic of study (A2, A4, K4, K5, S3)
  • Communicate within teams and stakeholders using appropriate verbal, written and technological approaches (A2, A5, A7, K6, S4)
  • Apply engineering management skills to complete a project management plan (A4, A5, A6, K6, S4)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
1.00 12 weeks 12
1.00 12 weeks 12
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
8.50 12 weeks 102


Type Task Weighting ULO's
PortfolioIndividual/Group 100% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) achieve an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more, and(ii) complete the project to an acceptable standard. A rubric will be used to determine if students have met the acceptable standard. The rubric is available on Canvas. Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement (i) and (ii) in full, will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


  • Technical content in the selected major
  • Research Methods
  • Research Planning
  • Research Ethics
  • Engineering management

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.