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

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
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 Vineetha Kallavally (Malaysia)


Fundamentals of electrical, chemical and materials engineering will be introduced and applied to provide technological solutions for real-world problems. Theory underpinning analogue and digital circuit design; energy and mass balance; materials processing and the role of functional materials will be presented. The contribution of each topic to a contemporary engineering application will be demonstrated.
Team based projects will highlight the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. These concepts will be practiced through hands-on projects carried out by teams. Communication and teamwork skills will be developed through teamwork tasks.


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

  1. describe, with examples, the multi-disciplinary nature of modern engineering problems
  2. employ standard electrical laboratory equipment to measure electrical quantities used to debug circuits
  3. apply fundamental concepts of resistance, current, voltage and Kirchhoff's Laws to analyze simple circuits
  4. employ fundamental theories of electrical engineering to build analogue and digital circuits
  5. analyse steady state systems with and without chemical reaction through the application of mass balance concepts
  6. analyse thermodynamic processes through the application of energy balance concepts
  7. describe the key properties of functional materials for specified applications
  8. define, measure and summarize the importance of key properties of functional materials on their intended application and explain the structure-property relationship
  9. explain how different material processing routes directly influence material structural properties
  10. develop and apply problem-solving techniques that demonstrate knowledge and application of the technical content considered in the unit
  11. recognize and apply systematic principles of engineering design
  12. complete tasks as part of a team and communicate effectively with team members
  13. prepare and present oral and written reports in a professional engineering format.


Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lectures, 3 hours of laboratory and workshop activities and 7 hours of private study per week.

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Chief examiner(s)






ENG1010, ENG1030