Course Title: Professional Engineering Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Engineering Project

Credit Points: 24.00

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Course Coordinator: Mark Gregory

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3243

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There is no pre-requisite course and assumed knowledge and capabilities

Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles and practice of engineering team projects and engineering team research projects. Under the guidance of an engineer mentor, students will complete a team engineering project. The course objectives are to:
• Introduce students to engineering projects and to engineering research projects
• Provide students with learning outcomes related to completion of a team project activity

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this course, students will gain capabilities in:
GC1: High levels of technical competence in the field
GC2: Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
GC3: Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong design skills in their stream
GC4: Communicate effectively across all modes: listen, speak, write and draw
GC5: Apply the principles of lifelong learning to any new challenge
GC6: Balance the technical, economic, social and ethical demands of a problem in sustainable and culturally sensitive ways

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Attain engineering project management knowledge including planning, scheduling and group management.
• Critically analyse and compare approaches to solving an engineering problem
• Solve an engineering problem using a research methodology
• Develop communication skills, including report writing and presentation skill
• Develop self-directed learning skills
• Understand and apply the principles of sustainable, ethical and culturally sensitive projects

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course include guided laboratory, project work and team presentation

Overview of Learning Resources

The School provides a range of learning resources for project related courses including access to laboratory facilities and learning materials available through the course website and from the RMIT library.

Learning resources can be found on the course website at

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course includes a presentation and project report.

Students are required to achieve a minimum of 40% in each assessment component.