Course Title: Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


RMIT University Vietnam


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Viet1 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet3 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Jiao Lin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2925

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.09.01 (City Campus)

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses Project Preparation, Planning and Problem Solving (EEET1142 or equivalent) and Professional Engineering Project Part B (EEET2347 - City Campus or EEET2353 - Vietnam) before you commence this course.

Course Description

In Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A, study and application of specialised knowledge, and development of advanced technical design skills and personal skills will be continued through substantial project work.  You will commence a major individual design project and will practise professional levels of documentation, customer liaison and reporting.  The project will demand high levels of technical competence and organisational skills and provide practice in exercising enterprise skills.  Projects may be industry based.

Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A will focus on project concept and proposition, critical literature and technology review, design requirements and specifications, project method(s), design and planning, and preliminary investigation/simulation/proof of concept.  Your project will be completed in Professional Engineering Advance Project Part B.

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 assessed and form part of the final assessment.  You are expected to spend a minimum nine (9) hours per week on the design project during each semester.  The course includes both lecture classes and individual coaching by the academic supervisor.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies.
  2. Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong research and design skills in your specialised areas.
  3. Communicate effectively across all modes: listen, speak, write and draw.
  4. Apply the principles of lifelong learning to any new challenge.

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

  • Undertake a technical design project in a coherent and logical way;
  • Apply specialised knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in development of design project of a moderate complexity;
  • Write a project technical report in a fluent and coherent style;
  • Develop design requirements and specifications;
  • Present a design/research/technical project in a fluent and compelling way; and
  • Demonstrate proficiency in your chosen project 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 apply theory to professional practice.

Project work must involve:

  • Regular (at least fortnightly) meetings with your academic supervisor recorded by meeting minutes with clear agenda, progress updates/reports, and action points;
  • Detailed project plan with a comprehensive timeline and milestones;
  • Project design requirements and specifications;
  • Systematic documentation;
  • A comprehensive literature survey; and
  • 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

  • Lecture Notes as applicable.
  • Library and electronic resources.
  • You will be expected to have access suitable computing equipment for system development. Required software will be made available where possible.
  • 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.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

Major Project and other designated assessment tasks.