Engineering Capstone Project

EAT20035 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 90 hours face to face plus blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


100 cps

Aims and objectives

This unit let students integrate and synthesise prior knowledge and learning across multiple and diverse topic areas to an initially unstructured authentic problem which develops and consolidates students’ communication skills and other graduate capabilities. It supports career plans and enhances student career preparation by promoting meaningful connections between general education, academic knowledge and career experiences. It enables reflection on students’ key personal skills and knowledge as they consolidate their learning and progress to their next career stage.
In this unit, you will:
• Conduct an engineering design project from conception to final product.
• Develop an appreciation of the social context of engineering work
• Extend analytical and strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
• Consolidate higher-level applied communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal, professional presentation).
• Demonstrate early professional dispositions and ethical stance.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Work as part of a team (A7, A2, A1, S4)
ULO2Access, interpret and use information from a range of sources (A2, A4)
ULO3Communicate through different modes (A2, A7, S4)
ULO4Apply time-management and organisational skills (A6, S4, A7)
ULO5Apply relevant skills appropriate to the project type (A4, A1, A5)
ULO6Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses, and develop a better self- understanding as a learner and an individual moving into an engineering career (A5, A6, A4, A2)

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