Course Title: Engineering Management Thesis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Management Thesis

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2015


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2015


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Mr Allan Mclay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99254416

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 56-3-81

Course Coordinator Availability: 2-6pm Monday to Thursday

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is the final course in a 3 courses / 3 semester Minor Thesis sequence of MANU1062, MANU1063, and MANU1064.

Course Description

To provide experience in the conduct of significant rigorous independent research.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The prime purpose is to provide opportunity for you to demonstrate mastery of discipline-based knowledge and skills developed throughout the Engineering Management program and during an investigation into a significant real-world problem or opportunity in the course MANU1063 (Engineering Management Project). You are thus expected to develop a thesis that addresses a significant issue or set of findings resulting from your Project investigation.


The teaching and learning relationship between student and academic supervisor is primarily focussed on assisting the student to develop a rigorous and independent approach to the required analysis. In particular, through the application of strategic and innovative thinking and critical reflection on identified key issues, specifically in the context of the engineering management discipline base. The student’s specific responsibilities lay in demonstrating a capability for actioning rigorous and independent examination and analysis of project findings, exploration and understanding of key issues.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will undertake self directed, individual analysis and thesis preparation, based on the findings of the investigative project course MANU1063, under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The thesis will extend on learning about research and investigative project methods as tools for problem or opportunity resolution. The thesis will further address the implementation and success/failure/adaptation of the research/investigative strategies used and as originally developed in the course MANU1062.

Overview of Learning Resources

A study guide including a set of exemplar guidelines is provided as an example for how to structure and develop your thesis.

Overview of Assessment

Submission of minor thesis (approximately 15000 to 20000 words length including appendices, graphs and charts) at the end of semester.