CHEM ENG 7046B - Masters Project Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

In the two-semester M.Eng Research Project, students undertake an AQF9 research project and demonstrate deep discipline understanding in their field of study. Students work directly under the supervision of world-leading research academics, with potential for industry collaboration. These courses strengthen and apply the project management and research skills of the students with a focus on engineering communication and the integration of advanced technical methodologies.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 7046B
    Course Masters Project Part 2
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Eng and Advanced Materials(Ina)
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact Up to 20 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assessment Performance during the project work, assessment of written reports, seminar presentations
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Diana Tran

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1.     Carry out a critical analysis of the relevant, refereed scientific literature

    2.     Propose a sound engineering approach as a solution

    3.     Demonstrate the solution through practical design and calculation

    4.     Communicate findings in an effective scientific research report

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Textbook: Not applicable.

    Reference books:

    1.     Bock P 2001, Getting It Right, Academic Press.

    2.     Booth WC, Colomb GG, Williams JM 2008, The Craft of Research, 3rd edition, The University of Chicago Press.

    Other texts, journals and on-line resources will need to be consulted during the course as the student reviews
    the literature.

    Online Learning

    ·          A range of online resources will be provided via MyUni
    ·          Use will also be made of online bibliographic databases (e.g. Web of Knowledge) and on-line journals (e.g. Sciencedirect).

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    This course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:

    ·           Lectures.

    ·           Seminars.

    ·           One-on-one or small group discussion with academic & research staff and MPhil & PhD students.


    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This course aims to foster research and scientific communication skills.

    Students are required to satisfactorily complete a research project of about 480-520 hour duration in two semesters on a selected topic and submit a research report or dissertation for assessment. Students are supervised by an academic member of the School.

    Research topics can be selected from a library of available topics from the course coordinator. In certain circumstances a topic may be suggested by the student and negotiated with a particular academic member of the School with sufficient expertise to supervise the work.

    Learning Activities Summary

    The course is dominated by a substantial experiment or theory-based research project supervised by an academic staff member and, possibly, research staff and students.  In addition to developing project-specific skills and knowledge, the research project will allow the putting in to practice the various knowledge, methods and skills developed in CHEM ENG 7057 Research Practice.

    Specific Course Requirements
    All course requirements will be specified at the begining of the semester.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Please see the course outline of ENG 7046A in the previous semester for detailed information.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    This course includes self and peer assessment for the tasks undertaken within groups.  Further details on self and peer assessment are posted on MyUni.  To maintain the integrity of the assessment task(s) all students within a group contribute to each assessment task. Where there is evidence that group members have not contributed sufficiently to a group assessment task, the Academic Integrity policy may be applied.

    Each individual student must complete peer assessment of group members.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment details are stated in the course profile on MyUni.
    Detailed information on submission deadlines and modes are stated in the course profile on MyUni.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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