Course Title: Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Project 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


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


Stansfield College


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jie Yang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6169

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.30

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Project 1

Course Description

This course is taken in the final year of the engineering program. The course constitutes the second part of the major project work activity for the program. This major project work involves the student in developing, managing and achieving the objectives of an engineering project.
Students will work on projects individually or in small groups; however, each student will submit individual work. for assessment. Each student will be allocated a first and second supervisor.
The project is divided into two one-semester courses each of 12 Credit Points. Students cannot proceed to Project 2 until they have satisfied the requirements of Project 1.
This engineering project activity either is done in conjunction with industry or simulates a real engineering work environment, thereby contributing to Work Integrated Learning

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will advance the students’ development of the following broad capabilities:

Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
Ability to engage in design and execute designs to an appropriate professional standard
Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional Engineer, and the principles of sustainable design and development
Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities
Expectation and capacity to undertake lifelong learning
Ability to use appropriate techniques and resources
General knowledge necessary to understand the place of engineering in society
Ability to conduct an engineering project
Understanding of the business environment
Ability to manage information and documentation
Capacity for creativity and innovation
Ability to demonstrate professional attitudes

The broad objective of the two project courses is to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills developed in their program to the engineering solution of a relevant, substantial problem in a timely and economic manner.
On completing this Project 2 course students will have:
• Carried out a major independent project such as: the design, manufacture and testing of a device or system; development of experimental and/or computational models; or the execution of a detailed feasibility study
• Presented their findings at a seminar including oral questioning.
• Submitted their findings in a thesis, which will be of a high standard and use appropriate structure and referencing.
The assessment tasks listed below are directed toward the students achieving these objectives.

Overview of Learning Activities

Project based learning, workshops or lectures with course co-ordinator , meetings with project supervisors.

Overview of Learning Resources

Microsoft Project or similar software for the purposes of project management, and PebblePad for the purpose of project work submission and assessment.  
Specific texts, journal papers and analytical software, dependent on individual project area. As these are dependant upon individual project area, assistance will be provided by the project supervisors in identifying relevant resources. Students are to meet with their first supervisor at least fortnightly.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include several or all of the following items.
• Weekly PebblePad Blog Entry (reporting on progress) and Project ePortfolio
• Technical Paper and Oral Presentation
• Final Year Project Thesis
• Professionalism
As part of Work-Integrated-Learning in final year project courses, industry representatives will be invited to provide feedback on some item of students’ project work