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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Susanga Costa


Students will undertake in-depth investigation into civil and environmental engineering projects usually extended from projects initiated in ENG4201. The projects will be industry-related or research-based. The students are expected to use various skills developed during their studies (eg laboratory work, field studies, numerical modelling, theoretical analysis etc) as required to carry out long-term data collection, analysis and reporting.

Students will need to consult potential supervisors and obtain approval from the department prior to enrolment. The project outcomes are to be summarised in a major report, a technical paper and an oral presentation. Group projects are possible depending on the nature of the project and the supervision and industry situation.


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

  • identify and solve engineering problems
  • develop and execute an indepth project investigation
  • work independently and/or in a group under staff and industry supervision
  • compare, discuss and document the findings in a formal report and technical paper
  • present findings in a formal oral presentation
  • solve professional and ethical issues encountered during the project


Project feasibility report: 15%
Project proposal presentation: 5%
Project final report presentation: 10%
Project report (including log book and risk assessment): 65%
Project progress discussion with supervisor: 5%

Workload requirements

2 hours of personal consultation and 10 hours of private study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)