Biomolecular Engineering Minor Thesis

Subject BIEN90003 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 200 hours of supervised research
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated 240 hours


Students must have achieved a grade of at least 75% in the following subject

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Non Allowed Subjects:

Credit will not be obtained for both this subject and the following subject

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Candidates will undertake as individuals a high level investigative research project which could involve a critical literature review, experimental research and/or development, theoretical modelling, process simulation and/or the solution of an industrial problem. Rigorous planning and scheduling of the project, time management, technical communication, interpretation of results and team work will be required

  • Develop expertise in the methodologies of research in Chemical Engineering
  • Plan and conduct an individual research project
  • Present in writing and orally the results of their research


A written report of approximately 35 pages not including associated diagrams and computations contributing 50% to the total assessment, along with an oral presentation (25%) and an assessment of the quality of the research work (25%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Capacity for independent thought
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The ability to plan work and use time effectively

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Biomolecular)

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