Course Title: Masters Engineering Project Part 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Masters Engineering Project Part 2

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Prof. Pavel Trivailo

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 6274

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora East Campus, Blg 251, Level 3, Room 16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description


The course is the second part of a project that is conducted over two courses. The project is conducted at an advanced level of professional engineering practice and involves design and research skills. In this second course, "Masters Engineering Project 2", you will complete your research project, evaluate information and report your findings.

This is a work-integrated project done either in conjunction with industry or in a simulated engineering work environment. You will receive supervision from an internal RMIT supervisor and you may also have an external supervisor (such as an industry-based practitioner). As appropriate to the level of professionalism that is required in this course, you are expected to perform your project work with a high degree of independence and with only limited guidance from supervisors. You will work on your project individually or in small groups; however, you will submit individual reports and be assessed on your individual project work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

4. Professional Practice

  • Initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities
  • Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience
  • Display a personal sense of responsibility for your work
  • Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

5. Research

  • Plan and execute a substantial research-based project, with creativity and initiative in new situations in professional practice and with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability
  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering challenges
  • Acknowledge (clearly) your own contributions and the contributions from others and distinguish contributions you may have made as a result of discussions or collaboration with other people

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Manage an independent project at an advanced professional engineering level;
  2. Locate and critically analyse relevant literature and use this to inform the conduct and findings of a research project;
  3. Apply advanced engineering practices to undertake project work and synthesise results;
  4. Communicate the outcomes, impact and limitations of an engineering project to a professional audience.

Overview of Learning Activities


You will undertake project work that will be either analytical, experimental, design, or computational in nature (or some combination of the above).

Learning will take place primarily through independent project work, guided by your supervisor and supported by course notes. You should meet with your supervisors on a regular basis to plan and discuss the progress and direction of your study. 

Overview of Learning Resources


The internet and course notes will be helpful, but will not be sufficient by themselves to support an entire project at this level.

You will typically need also to use professional level resources (specialist books, journal articles and conference proceedings) that are accessible in the RMIT library and other major libraries. 

Overview of Assessment


X 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 (Learning & Teaching).


Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Mid-semester project progress review
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3, 4
Assessment Task 2: End-of-semester Journal paper/Thesis
Weighting 60%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3, 4
Assessment Task 2: End-of-semester Oral presentation
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3, 4