Final Year Project A

10 Units

Final Year Projects represent the culmination of study towards the Postgraduate Engineering degree. Projects offer the opportunity to apply the material learned throughout the program, extend and advance the knowledge through research. Assessment is by means of a seminar presentation, submission of a thesis, and a public demonstration of work undertaken.

Projects are undertaken individually or in small groups. This necessarily introduces the dimension of workload management into the program to enable completion of a large, relatively unstructured “assignment” over the course of the semester.

The projects undertaken span a diverse range of topics, including theoretical, simulation and experimental studies, and vary from year to year. The emphasis is necessarily on facilitating student learning in technical, project management and presentation spheres.

This course consists of a combination of Part A and Part B which reflects the full year multi-term sequence program. Part A must be completed before Part B is commenced.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of their selected project topic.
  2. Undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
  3. Design engineering solutions to complex problems utilising a systems approach.
  4. Conduct an engineering project
  5. Communicate with engineers and the community at large in written an oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a professional engineer.

This course will be conducted largely as an individual or small group project under the direct supervision of a member of academic staff. The specific project topic undertaken will reflect the common interests and expertise of the student(s) and supervisor. Students will be required to:

1) perform a literature search to review current state of the art knowledge and developments in the chosen technical area;

2) undertake detailed technical work in the chosen area using one or more of:

•    theoretical studies

•    computer simulations

•    hardware construction;

3) produce progress reports or maintain a professional journal to establish work completed, and to schedule additional work within the time frame specified for the project;

4) deliver a seminar on the general area of work being undertaken and specific contributions to that field;

5) prepare an interim report describing the work undertaken and results obtained so far; and

6) Present the work in a forum involving poster presentations and demonstrations of operational hardware and software. 

Multi-Term Sequence This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.
Assumed Knowledge First year of Electrical, Computer Systems Engineering Postgraduate degree.
Assessment Items
  • Project: WH&S Requirements *
  • Report: Final Report
  • Presentation: Seminar Presentation *
  • Presentation: Project Demonstration

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Plus regular meetings with designated supervisor

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Assessment 3 - Seminar Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.) 2. Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Assessment 1 - WH&S Requirements- Pass Requirement. Students must satisfactorily attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ELEC6840A
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