Digital Engineering Project

CVE20015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 55 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with experience working on a real-world project that will develop their skills in using computer tools for data and information analysis and interpretation to produce industry relevant outcomes. Students will work collaboratively in groups applying their academic knowledge to an industry project. To underpin the projects students will learn how to use computer aided technologies including AutoCAD, Trimble technology, Microsoft office and MATLAB. Students will also build and develop their professional skills in decision making, presenting, visual communication, goal setting and time management. Students will apply these professional skills while working on an industry project.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to: 
1. Proficiently use CAD and Trimble technology to prepare civil engineering drawings to industry standards. (K2, K3, S1, A2)
2. Proficiently use Excel to undertake engineering calculations and presentation (K2, K3, S1)
3. Proficiently use Spacegass to analyse simple structural problems (K2, K3, S1)
4. Function as an effective team member and demonstrating professionalism and ethical behaviour (A1, A2, A7, K5, K6, S4)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.