Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jonathan Li (Clayton); Dr Tin Win (Malaysia)


Together with ECE4095 Project B, this unit is a challenging opportunity to pursue independently an individual project and is likely to require extended effort. The two units together normally include a preparatory literature survey and developmental work such as design, construction and programming. Students choose a project that interests them, and are assigned to a team of two supervising staff members.


After completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • explore in greater depth a chosen field of engineering with a practical emphasis
  • demonstrate an ability to self manage and organize and to investigate and evaluate a problem of interest
  • demonstrate an ability to logically assess different alternatives and investigate prior work in the field of interest, compare and contrast such work to develop a solution to a problem of interest
  • explore the importance of self-sufficiency and self-review of efforts and outcomes
  • demonstrate skills acquired during the course of the degree in an area of interest to the student and supervisor and use the tools and equipment applicable in the chosen area with greater efficacy
  • relate findings and outcomes to a panel of review


Panel assessment of the achievement of the student in the project, as evidenced by a presentation, a poster and a written report (100%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week working on the project

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


ECE3091 or completion of 132 credit points


ECE4911, ECE5094