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ENG8180 Advanced Engineering Studies

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Allan Manalo


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: DPHD, DPEN or MENR


Students undertaking a Research Higher Degree in the field of Engineering investigate in depth a specialised area from the range of disciplines. Each student requires advanced background knowledge and skills to successfully complete the research. This course will enable students to acquire such knowledge and skills, relevant to their individual research project.

In this course, students will study specialised topics to support their research project in Engineering. These topics may be drawn from practical elements such as data acquisition, numerical elements such as software packages and/or theoretical elements. Each topic will comprise one portion of the course, with students typically undertaking four topics to complete their study of this course. These topics will be chosen in consultation with a student's supervisory team. The schedule for any learning sessions will be arranged by the relevant staff member. This will enable students to pursue their Research Higher Degree with some supporting advanced background knowledge and skills.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. appraise discipline-specific content and skills to develop a research project in their specialisation of Engineering


Description Weighting(%)
1. Practical, numerical and/or theoretical work relevant to the student’s discipline and research project in Engineering. Four Modules are to be chosen from a library of Modules in consultation with the student’s supervisors and the Examiner. 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Texts to be advised based on the chosen topic(s).

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Planning document No 20 1
Assignments Written Report 1 No 30 1
Assignments Written Report 2 No 50 1
Date printed 10 February 2023