Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Professor Joshua Le-Wei Li


Students undertake a self-guided learning task in the form of a project in this unit. Projects will consist of either a design, theoretical or experimental investigation in the broad area of energy and sustainability. The project may be undertaken within the School or externally with a company or research organization.


At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • conduct an independent, scientifically based research project by extending their current specialization to the energy and sustainability area
  • undertake an extensive review of relevant scientific literature and critically analyze its relevance to the project work
  • apply sound scientific method and research practices to undertake project work
  • manage a research project effectively within technical, budgetary, risk and time constraints
  • communicate ideas and results of their work to a professional audience


Continuous Assessments: 100 %

Workload requirements

12 hours of independent study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

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