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Major Design Project (ELEN90046)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeELEN90046
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


The aim of this subject is to get students to apply their knowledge and skills learnt in the course into designing a real system.


This subject centres on a group design project where students design and fabricate a substantial electronics system (example applications include wireless, GPS, radar). The final mark will also take into account the methodologies used, testing, simulation and verification of the designed system and adherence to appropriate standards.

Intended learning outcomes


Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  1. Design a substantial electronics system
  2. Apply their knowledge and skills learnt in the course in designing a real system

Generic skills

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals;
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution;
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance;
  • Ability to build and test real world systems that meet industry specialisation and manufacturing standards;
  • Proficiency in engineering design;
  • Ability to conduct an engineering project;
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation;
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them;
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member;
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.

Last updated: 22 August 2019