Engineering Master Major Thesis

ENG80002 50 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent.

Contact hours

  • 12 hours

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Must have passed 100 credit points in the Master of Engineering Science

Aims and objectives

This unit will first be offered in Semester 1, 2019


To provide students with the opportunity to conduct major research into theory and techniques learnt in the course, and apply it in solving relevant industry based or applied research problems in the area of specialisation.

Unit Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Plan and scope a complete major research / design project.

2. Formulate a design solution based on thorough literature research by applying, executing and synthesising knowledge.

3. Research and develop alternative solutions to the design and research problems and appraise and justify the chosen solution in terms of its creativity and level of difficulty

4. Reflect on engineering design and research issues

5. Apply and formulate problem-solving techniques to evaluate, appraise and justify alternative design solutions.

6. Generate high quality master degree major thesis that incorporates literature review, requirements analysis, project/research plan, design, and implementation