Final Year Research Project 2

ENG40002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

Higher Ed. Semester 1

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

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


Anti-requisite (similar in content)  
Pre-requisite - It is strongly recommended that ENG40001 is completed in the semester immediately prior to undertaking ENG40002  

Aims and objectives

This unit of study requires students to plan and execute a substantial research or design -based project, using their technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, manage and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice thus demonstrating the achievement of AQF Level 8 and Swinburne Engineering Competencies. Depending on each engineering Major, some of the projects will be experimental and/or developmental in nature to include design, construction, programming, while others may involve computer-based simulation, design or literature surveys.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Manage a research project effectively using project management processes and tools, and self-management skills, within technical, budgetary, risk and time constraints (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6)
2. Apply effective research methods, practices, principles and technological tools to implement a complex engineering project work; with data acquisition, data analysis, interpretation and synthesis (K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A2, A3, A4)
3. Apply problem-solving methodologies to provide logical reasoning and hypothesis testing to generate, evaluate and justify innovative solutions (K1, K2, K3, K4, S1, S2, S3, A3)
4. Demonstrate effective professional written and oral communication to a variety of audiences through proposals, business arguments, reports, documentation, presentations, and demonstration or analysis of project outcomes (A2, A4)
5. Reflect on professional engineering practice and its impact on the project, including safety, ethical, legal, social, cultural and sustainability considerations, along with standards and codes of practice (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4)
6. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct and professional accountability in all aspects of project work, including teamwork(when appropriate and applicable),dealing with stakeholders and demonstrating a professional image (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A5, A6) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.