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Engineering Project (ENGR90027)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeENGR90027
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject aims to give students practical experience in engineering project management with a whole-of-cycle experience including: project management, stakeholder management and communications and publicity. Engineering projects undertaken by students may incorporate one or more of the following elements:

  • Engineering case-study with a focus on delivering specific outcomes as agreed between key stakeholders;
  • Management of complex project(s) with clearly defined overall objectives and expected outcomes but involving multiple student groups focusing on sub-projects and external stakeholders;
  • Management and coordination of large scale engineering events incorporating a range of activities such as engineering exhibits, public events and seminars involving diverse stake-holders.

Students enrolled in the subject will work as a group of between 2 and 12 students to manage sufficiently complex engineering projects and activities, completing the requirements as specified by an academic supervisor. Students will undertake a range of activities that may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Engineering case-studies;
  • Engineering project management;
  • Engineering event management including exhibition and other public events drawing multiple stakeholders;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Budgeting and financial management;
  • Overall logistics and coordination;
  • Management of public relations, publicity and marketing


Topics include:

Project planning and management, stakeholder management, community engagement activities, marketing and sponsorship.

Intended learning outcomes


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

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a team to plan and manage an engineering project, including case-studies, complex projects involving a range of sub-projects, and/or engineering events such as exhibitions and community engagement activities.
  2. Demonstrate skills in managing key stake-holder expectations, financial management and external communications.

Generic skills

The subject will enhance the following generic skills:

  • The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The ability to plan work and use time effectively
  • Understanding the professional and ethical responsibilities of an engineer
  • Understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development
  • Ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, to express them lucidly and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Last updated: 22 August 2019