Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Materials Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nikhil Medhekar


Project in the materials field involving a literature survey, experimental or theoretical program, preparation and an oral defence of a technical poster.


On successful completion of this unit, the student will:

  1. possess the knowledge of engineering fundamentals to choose, formulate, perform and interpret the results of a definite piece of work
  2. be able to communicate with peers, experts and the community at large the results and significance of the project
  3. possess a deeper understanding in at least one materials engineering topic
  4. be aware of OHSE and risk related consequences of chosen course of action
  5. possess an understanding of the connections between some sub-branches of engineering
  6. possess a wider appreciation of the professional and ethical requirements of materials engineering


Poster: 10%, risk assessment: 10%, interview: 60% and overall performance: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One hour of consultation with supervisor per week.


Completion of 120 points or permission