ENG5004 - Advanced design project B - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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




Dr Hoss Sadafi

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


Together with ENG5003, this unit provides students a unique opportunity to work on a real-world, engineering design problem in a multidisciplinary team environment. The project will involve a critical assessment of the design problem from engineering as well as non-engineering perspectives. The project work rely on using creative problem solving and decision-making skills and modern project management tools for developing practical solutions to the design problem. The outcomes of the project will be communicated via presentations, demonstrations and reports. This project may be undertaken either within the faculty or with external partners. This is the second part of a two-unit project sequence.


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

  1. Assess the design problem from an engineering perspective but also deliberate on the relevant social, cultural, environmental, legislative, ethical and business factors.
  2. Draw on creative problem-solving methodologies, decision-making and design skills to develop innovative concepts, products, services and solutions.
  3. Justify the use of appropriate computer modelling techniques and experimental methods, whilst ensuring model or test applicability, accuracy and limitations of the methods.
  4. Engage with and lead an effective team and apply industry standard project management tools and practices.
  5. Demonstrate the effective communication of the outcomes in a written and verbal format and assess the work of others.


Continuous assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

11 hours of private study plus one-hour of consultation with project supervisor per week.

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Chief examiner(s)