Unit description

Represents the second stage of the research project commenced in the unit Engineering Thesis I.  This stage involves conducting the investigation into the formulated project, and documenting the results and conclusions in a thesis.  It introduces students to the nature of research and assesses their ability to undertake research and present the results in both written and oral formats.

Unit content

Topic 1.  Literature review paper
The format of the paper should be based on the targeted journal for publication of the work. 

Topic 2. Original research paper
The original research paper is concerned with the latest research achievements in an engineering field. The format of the paper should be based on a targeted journal for publication of the work.

Topic 3. Research seminar
Students are required to report on the major or selected findings of their research topics in the form of a scientific or professional seminar. 

Topic 4. Poster
The poster should summarise the project work, including the main conclusions.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (2 weeks)
Literature review30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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