Course Title: Engineering Design 4B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Design 4B

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 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Offsh2 14,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh2 16


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


172H School of Engineering


Offsh1 17,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Professor Hong Ren Wu

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5376

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.06 (City Campus)

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email with details of your query

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Engineering Design 4A is an essential prerequisite for Engineering Design 4B.

There are strict eligibility requirements for EEET2268 Engineering Design 4B.  Students who have achieved a final result of less than 65 in Engineering Design 4A and have a CGPA less than 2.0 are INELIGIBLE for entry into Engineering Design 4B.

All other students must complete Engineering Design 4B as per their program structure.

Course Description

In fourth year Engineering Design, advanced technical design skills together with personal management skills will be developed through substantial project work.  You will undertake a major individual design project and will practice professional levels of documentation, customer liaison and reporting.  The projects will demand high levels of technical competence and organisational skills and will provide practice in exercising enterprise skills.  Projects may be industry based.

You will be required to liaise with an academic supervisor on a regular basis (at least fortnightly) working towards successful completion of your project.  Project progress will be regularly tracked and form part of the final assessment.  You are expected to spend a minimum of ten (10) self-directed hours per week on the design project for the duration of the course. The course includes both lecture classes and individual coaching by the academic supervisor.

Engineering Design 4B will focus on system implementation, integration and optimisation, testing and evaluation, and project documentation and reporting including project presentation and demonstration.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information (;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • 1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • 1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • 2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • 3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • 3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • 3.4 Professional use and management of information.
  • 3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

These graduate attributes align closely with the generic attributes of professional engineers as identified by Engineers Australia, and comply with Australian Quality Framework Level 8 requirements.

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

  1. Undertake a technical design project in a systematic and coherent way;
  2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in a complex design project;
  3. Manage a complex project to a given timeline with financial and resource constraints, delivering design requirements and specifications;
  4. Write a project technical report and a thesis in a fluent and coherent style, using clear and well structured English expression;
  5. Clearly and coherently present and demonstrate design/research project work, tailored to the relevant audience; and
  6. Demonstrate proficiency, professionalism and professional conduct in the project technical area.

Overview of Learning Activities

The individual design project provides the backbone to this course.  This is a project-based learning activity that will require you to exercise many of the skills required in engineering employment.  Project work will help you to connect theory with practice. Project work must involve:

  • Regular (at least fortnightly) meetings with your academic supervisor recorded by meeting minutes with action points.
  • Detailed project plan with a comprehensive timeline and milestones.
  • Systematic documentation.
  • Actual hardware/software/presentation/documentation work required to produce the deliverables on time.

 Lecturing schedule will be available on the Blackboard via Learning Hub.

Overview of Learning Resources

  • Relevant specialised equipment and software will be made available in laboratories and for loan where possible.
  • You are expected to tailor the scope of your project to resource availability.
  • Course resources will be made available using RMIT’s on-line systems as required.

There are no prescribed texts. All details of relevant resources will be published on RMIT’s on-line systems as required.

Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

There are three (3) separate assessable components for EEET2268. The assessment schedule and due dates are available on the Blackboard. The detailed components to be assessed include:

  1. Project Progress Report
    Weighting: 20.0%
    This technical report will cover (a.) milestones/objectives delivered to date for progress evaluation and monitoring; (b.) major technical achievement(s)/novelty/innovation for an assessment of the level of the technical achievement(s) and quality/standard of the writing, and identification of any project achievement with potential for a research publication; (c.) identification of technical challenges and solutions to completion of the project; and (d.) an outline and a draft description of the final project report.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO4 will be assessed.

  2. Final Report and Presentation –

    a. EEET2268 Engineering Design 4B Final Report 
    Weighting: 50.0%
    This report will consist of project summary description, a comprehensive review of literature and technology relevant to the project, methodology/approach, performance criteria and design specifications, preliminary work/simulation/prototyping/experimental results, innovation/novelty/originality, and a plan towards project completion.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

    b. EEET2268 Engineering Design 4B Project Presentation 
    Weighting: 10.0%
    You will be required to attend and give an oral presentation on summary achievements of the project at the End of Semester Engineering Design 4A Project Presentations. The presentation should be given in such a manner that it can be understood by any professional engineer. Where possible, application specific concepts or meanings should be explained to aid in the clarity of the presentation.

    c. EEET2268 Engineering Design 4B Project Demonstration 
    Weighting: 10.0%
    It will allow student to demonstrate project design work (product/system/component/ device) or research outcomes/achievements, and the student’s communication (show and tell) skills in interpreting and transmitting (advanced) knowledge, skills, ideas and project outcomes/ results/findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences in terms of level of expertise, critical thinking, insight, level of technical achievements, quality of design or research work, novelty/innovation or originality.
    In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

  3. Professional practice/performance
    Weighting: 10.0%
    You will be assessed by your academic supervisor regarding your professional conduct and performance at regular project meetings, in terms of:
  • diligence,
  • professional/ethical conduct,
  • progression,
  • academic/professional performance,
  • quality of technical work/logbook, and
  • novelty/innovation.
  • In this component, CLO1 – CLO6 will be assessed.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is dealt with very severely. Any submitted work which is copied or similar to that of material published in books, on the web, in course materials, or in another students/groups assignment will be referred to the appropriate SECE/RMIT Disciplinary committee. Please refer to the "Other Relevant Information" section of this course guide for a definition of plagiarism.

Turnitin: Document based assessment tasks will be submitted Turnitin and subject to similarity index limits. Failure to meet these limits will result in the assessment task being rejected and hence not marked.

Late Submissions: A late penalty of 20% of the total available marks per 24-hour period (or part thereof) will apply for all assessment tasks for submission less than 48 hours late. For submissions 48 hours or more late, a penalty of 100% will apply (submission will not be marked).