Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Dr Nikhil Medhekar



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


Project in the materials field involving a literature survey, experimental or theoretical program, preparation and an oral defence of a technical poster.


On successful completion of this unit, the student will:

  1. possess the knowledge of engineering fundamentals to choose, formulate, perform and interpret the results of a definite piece of work
  2. be able to communicate with peers, experts and the community at large the results and significance of the project
  3. possess a deeper understanding in at least one materials engineering topic
  4. be aware of OHSE and risk related consequences of chosen course of action
  5. possess an understanding of the connections between some sub-branches of engineering
  6. possess a wider appreciation of the professional and ethical requirements of materials engineering


Poster: 10%, risk assessment: 10%, interview: 60% and overall performance: 20%

Workload requirements

One hour of consultation with supervisor per week.

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Chief examiner(s)


Completion of 120 points or permission