Unit description

Develops students’ capability to undertake a full scale engineering project. This Capstone Project unit represents the culmination of the Civil Engineering degree, integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course, including engineering principles, planning and design, communication, teamwork and management. The unit will also see the students finalising their ePortfolios by writing statements of competency to address the 16 Stage 1 Engineers Australia Competencies.  Skills in writing resumes and addressing selection criteria will also be developed.  

Unit content

Topic 1: Major Project Formulation, Planning and Execution
Topic 2: Report Writing
Topic 3: Writing Statements of Competency
Topic 4: Interview Skills
Topic 5: Writing a Resume and Addressing Selection Criteria

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 (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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