Faculty of Engineering

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Professor Jeffrey Walker



  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit is an extension to Project A that allows the chosen project to be explored in more depth and to incorporate experimental or theoretical work. The project outcomes are to be summarised in a research paper and oral presentation. Enrolment in this unit is by departmental approval only.


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

  1. conduct research on topics related to civil engineering within a given timeline
  2. develop a sound research plan based on available scientific tools relevant to the project
  3. undertake an extensive review of relevant literature
  4. analyse data and prepare a written research paper of high quality
  5. communicate findings to a professional audience via oral presentation


Practical work: 100% (poster presentation, progress report, technical research paper and oral presentation)

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) 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

12 hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


CIV4210 and credit weighted average of at least 65%