Course Title: Engineering Design 3B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Design 3B

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh2 14,
Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


172H School of Engineering


Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: A/Prof Wayne Rowe

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email for an appointment

Course Coordinator Email:

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully complete this course, you should have the ability to apply your engineering skills and knowledge in project development and design. You are expected to have completed EEET2258 Engineering Design 3A or equivalent.

Course Description

This course encompasses the continuation of the team project commenced in EEET2258 Engineering Design 3A. It is expected that students will actively participate as a team member to deliver a quality team product by the end of the semester, whilst completing all assessment tasks.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course activities focus on the development of graduate competencies expected by Engineers Australia, listed in the “Stage 1 Competency Standard For Professional Engineer” (

     1. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the engineering discipline.
     2. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. 
     3. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
     4. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
     5. Professional use and management of information.
     6. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
     7. Application of science and engineering fundamentals to systematic investigation, interpretation, analysis and innovative solution of complex problems and broader aspects of engineering practice.
     8. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
     9. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
     10. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
     11. Effective team membership and team leadership.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

     1. Apply critical and creative thinking in the design of engineering projects.
     2. Plan and manage your time effectively as an individual and a team member.
     3. Consider the business context of an engineering product.
     4. Apply knowledge of the ‘real world’ situations that a professional engineer can encounter.
     5. Utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in engineering and apply it effectively on a project.
     6. Design and develop a functional product prototype while working in a team.
     7. Undertake an engineering project under mentorship.
     8. Reflect on your own and peers’ technical and non-technical learning.
     9. Present and demonstrate your product to peers, academics, general and industry community.
     10. Manage disputes and conflicts within and outside your team.

Overview of Learning Activities

Under the guidance of an academic mentor, your team will finalise the design and develop an Engineering product. In essence you will be involved in a problem-based learning activity that will enable you to learn how to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team in order to successfully design and build a product. It is expected that your team will meet with your academic mentor regularly. This will provide your team with the appropriate guidance and critique to help you in your project work.

To conclude the project work you will present and demonstrate at the School of Engineering Trade Fair, which is usually attended and judged by many industry representatives. You will be assessed in both oral and written form on the technical aspects of you project and the way you promote and market your product.

Overview of Learning Resources

All information related to the course will be accessible to you through RMIT’s online systems.  

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course will be conducted by your peers and academic staff.

Assessment tasks:

Early Assessment Task: Progress Assessment
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 5, 6, and 7

Assessment Task 2: Final Report
Weighting 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Assessment Task 3: Trade Fair Presentation and Demonstration
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9

Assessment 4: Team Peer Assessment
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs: 2, 5, 8 and 10