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)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mohan Yellishetty


This unit is intended to build on the body of knowledge developed in MNE4050. The full year project is meant to be challenging and result in an in depth understanding of a topic in a particular area related to mining engineering. This unit must be taken with MNE4050 Research Project I to form a full year project. The decision must be made at the time of choosing the project topic for MNE4050. Students must undertake an individual self-guided learning task in the form of a research project. The emphasis will be more on data gathering, analysis and modelling as appropriate to the project topic. The result will be a technical paper suitable for a mining conference such those hosted by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the professional association for Mining Engineers in Australia. The project may be undertaken within the department or externally within a company. In either case, an academic member of staff will act as the supervisor.


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

  1. design and assemble appropriate resources necessary to support the research investigation (e.g. test apparatus and equipment, computer models, survey forms,
  2. manage a research project to successful completion - achieve objectives within required timeframe with available resources
  3. assemble and analyse results of investigation
  4. compose relevant conclusions and recommendations against the project objectives
  5. present the research results in the form of a seminar
  6. prepare a document to the standards required for a conference hosted by Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the professional association for Mining Engineers in Australia


Practical work (conference paper and seminar presentation): 100%

Workload requirements

One hour of consultation with supervisor per week and 11 hours per week working on the project.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


MNE4050 Research Project I