ENG4205 - Project B - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Civil Engineering


Dr Susanga Costa

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


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 (e.g. 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:

  1. Identify and solve engineering problems
  2. Develop and execute an indepth project investigation
  3. Work independently and/or in a group under staff and industry supervision
  4. Compare, discuss and document the findings in a formal report and technical paper
  5. Present findings in a formal oral presentation
  6. 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)