Engineering Master Thesis

ENG80001 25 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.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Must have passed 100 credit points in the Master of Engineering

Aims and objectives


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 successfully completing this unit, the should be able to:

1. Plan and scope a complete 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 problem 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 minor thesis that incorporates literature review, requirements analysis, project/research plan, design, and implementation