Multidisciplinary Project

Subject ENGR90025 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours per semester (Workshops: 3 hrs per week)
Total Time Commitment: Estimated 120 hours
Prerequisites: 50 credit points of postgraduate study
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Ability to work in groups; knowledge of sustainability principles; ability to reflect; writing, speaking and research skills
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:


Assoc Prof Roger Hadgraft

Subject Overview: Engineers increasingly work on large multidisciplinary projects that embrace many engineering disciplines as well as non-engineers such as architects, economists, bankers, social scientists, medical practitioners, etc. This subject provides an opportunity to experience this kind of project, working in teams with other disciplines to resolve a complex challenge. This project develops the full range of graduate outcomes required for your degree

On completion of this subject students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Grappling with complex problems, including demonstrating consultative skills with stakeholders
  • Working effectively with other disciplines, demonstrating tolerance and awareness of other viewpoints
  • Confidence and flexibility in dealing with uncertainty
  • Systematic design, problem solving and modelling skills
  • Self-awareness, including being able to improve your professional practice
  • The use and integration of the knowledge developed over the course of your degree
  • Reflect – Journal and Summary (20%, weekly entry plus review of learning of 1,000 words, reviewed in weeks 6 & 12)
  • Framing the problem (20%, report and presentation of problem analysis: 1,000 words, week 4)
  • Explore the solutions (20%, report and presentation of range of solutions: 1,000 words, week 8)
  • Evaluate the solutions and recommendation (20%, final report of whole process: 1,000 words, week 11)
  • Present and debate (20%, 1,000 words, week 12)
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the end of this subject you should have developed abilities to:

  • Apply systems thinking to a complex problem
  • Apply sustainability principles in decision-making
  • Deal with uncertainty
  • Apply a systematic design process, exploring both the problem and the likely solutions
  • Apply a range of problem solving tools
  • Use abstraction and modelling and decision-making tools to evaluate solutions
  • Work effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Demonstrate critical self awareness through reflection and a portfolio approach
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Biomolecular)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)

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