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.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

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

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 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

To provide students with the opportunity to conduct 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 (ULO)
On successful completion of this module the learner will 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 a high quality master's degree minor thesis that incorporates literature review, requirements analysis, project/research plan, design, and implementation