ENGR 4041 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Credit Points 20

Description In this subject students develop the foundations for a year-long capstone project which may be either design or research oriented. Throughout the semester, students will develop their design, research and presentation skills under the supervision of academic or industry mentors as co-supervisors. This capstone project work develops a student’s ability to identify, plan, test, execute, document and report on an engineering project at a high level. The capstone project will be completed and finalised in “Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)”. Students completing the Final Year Project 1 and the Final Year Project 2 associated subjects will develop skills relevant to their future careers as engineers or as a pathway to higher degree studies.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Co-requisite(s) ENGR 3017


Students must be enrolled in 3728 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business or 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and have completed 200 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this Subject, students will be able to: 

  1. Evaluate the literature and its relevance to a specific area, which includes identifying the problems to be addressed, and their significance to engineering. 
  2. Plan a research project demonstrating knowledge of the key steps in the research process.
  3. Devise appropriate research methodology for investigating a specific research question.
  4. Manage engineering research and/or design project that incorporates relevant processes and methodologies including WHS and risk management.
  5. Communicate research and/or design work in an ethical and concise manner and in a range of formats reflective of scholarly and engineering professional practice.
  6. Reflect on self-assessment and feedback for research and/or design project work.

Subject Content

  1. Research skills
  2. Technical presentation skills
  3. Risk management
  4. Project management
  5. Engineering ethics


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation 1000 words S/U N Individual
Self-Assessment 30 minutes S/U N Individual
Proposal 3000 words 35 N Individual
Report 6000 words 65 N Individual

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