The research project is the culminating experience of the student's course and provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills gained from earlier years.
This unit continues from Research Project 1 and students are expected to carry out the project in accordance with the project proposal developed therein.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NEF4201

Prerequisites

NEF4101 - Research Project 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement research and/or design methodologies appropriate to the problem and the relevant discipline;  
  2. Analyse data to demonstrate the validity of results or design solutions;  
  3. Produce a comprehensive technical report describing the problem along with results and solutions;  
  4. Effectively collaborate with all stakeholders in an ethical and professional manner; and  
  5. Justify and defend ideas, solutions, and interpretation of results.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Project Diary (5 entries minimum) 10%
Report Project Implementation and Findings (7000 words or equivalent) 70%
Presentation Oral Presentation (10 minutes + Q&A) 20%
The final report of Project Implementation and Findings and Oral Presentation are both hurdle assessments as they are both required to meet the Engineers Australia Competencies listed below.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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