Engineering

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Postgraduate Electricity Supply Training Course (PESTC) Fast-track, re-skill or up-skill your career in electricity supply engineering.
Project management professional development You can study individual units from our Graduate Certificate in Project Management through flexible online learning.

Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
DNB101 Industrial Design 1 Industrial design revolves around the creation of products that satisfy human needs constrained by industrial production. This involves the manipulation of form with an understanding of structure, function, and aesthetics. Through projects you will be exposed to: basic design elements and principles; design sketching and marker rendering; introduction to research…
DNB201 Industrial Design 2 This unit continues with the development of your visual and creative thinking within the context of industrial design with special emphasis on the development of product symbolism. Through projects you will be exposed to: symbolic aspects of products; design process methods and concept development; model making and documentation skills; consideration…
DNB202 Product Usability This unit provides you with the foundational knowledge of human-centred design approach that is built upon an understanding of people and their capabilities. The main content covered in this unit includes: anthropometrics; introductory principles of physical and cognitive ergonomic requirements; usability principles; and usability evaluation methods and techniques.…
DNB405 History, Theory and Criticism This unit guides you to become aware of theoretical and historical discourse in industrial design and to debate innovative and advanced ideas and critical thinking in the field internationally. It provides a framework in which can locate individual design activities. The content covered in this unit includes: contemporary history of…
EGB111 Foundation of Engineering Design Analysis, designing, building, testing and maintaining are the core elements of engineering; Foundations of Engineering Design provides you with fundamental knowledge and skills to design, build and test simple engineering systems through a number of exploratory, hands-on activities, leading to the design and build of a practical engineering system. This…
EGB113 Energy in Engineering Systems Engineers work with numerous kinds of systems where consideration must be given to the energy within the system. This unit introduces the student to the concepts of energy in the context of real engineering systems. The inter-relationships of between forces, motion and energy (in systems composed of liquids, solids or…
EGB123 Civil Engineering Systems This is a foundation civil engineering unit that will introduce you to civil engineering systems and thinking through local urban site investigations and large industry project contexts. You will integrate systems thinking and information science with skills in investigation, analysis and synthesis, and written and visual literacy that underpins civil…
EGB213 Energy Systems Fundamentals This unit immerses students in an integrated systems approach to the provision of energy services that are responsive to the global imperative for a transition to a low-carbon society in the 21st century. An Earth System Science (ESS) approach is utilised to develop an understanding the Earth's systems and the…
EGB270 Civil Engineering Materials This module starts with an overview of the world of materials and materials selection, followed by an analysis of why and how concrete is used in construction and the fundamental knowledge of soils and structural steels. The constituent materials used in concrete (cement, sustainable cementitious materials, aggregate, and admixtures) are…
EGB272 Traffic and Transport Engineering This is an intermediate civil engineering unit that will develop the necessary theoretical and analytical knowledge of traffic and transport science and engineering analysis. It will develop cognitive skills and applications of investigation, analysis, synthesis and problem solving, written and visual literacy, needed to address complex traffic and transport issues…
EGB336 Lean Manufacturing Aim of this unit is to develop skills and understanding the concepts and techniques of lean manufacturing (methods engineering). These includes identifying wastes using Value Stream Mapping (VSM), 5S, SMED, JIT, plant layout, cell design with proper material handling and balance and job design with due consideration to ergonomics.…
EGB371 Engineering Hydraulics This is an intermediate level unit that provides knowledge on hydraulic principles and its application in engineering. The topics to be covered are: Units and properties of fluids, Forces in static fluids, Buoyancy, Kinematics and continuity, The energy equation and the momentum equation for real fluids, frictional flow in pipes,…
ENB277 Construction Engineering Law A study of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1989/1990, the regulations applying and Codes of Practice. The application of this legislation to a Site Safety Management Plan. Basic understanding of negligence, duty of care, nuisance, fraud and conversion. Contract Law including elements of contract, content of a valid contract,…
ENB333 Operations Management This unit develops students' ability in applying quantitative techniques in solving different types of industrial operations problems. Topics include: product mix, assignment and transportation models; location and layout decisions, job design analysis; project planning; quality control and the use of simulation in operations management.…
EVB210 Geospatial Mapping This unit will provide the student with a sound knowledge and understanding of cartographic communication principles, processes and contemporary presentation methods in a variety of mapping formats applied to Geospatial Information.…
UXB120 Introduction to Heavy Engineering Sector Technology This unit introduces resource sector technology associated with on and off Shore Oil and Gas (LNG), open cut and underground mining and power generation and distribution infrastructure including processing plants/plant design and infrastructure systems. Students will also develop introductory knowledge of safety and risk management within these sectors and develop…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
CAB202 Microprocessors and Digital Systems This unit introduces you to the components inside a computer and how these components work together. Modern digital electronic systems rely on embedded microcomputers in order to achieve the level of sophistication present in today's applications. The design and development of such systems requires knowledge of the hardware and software…
DNB301 Industrial Design 3 This unit introduces you to design investigation and application of design methods to support sustainable practices in constructed and natural environments. It covers introduction to products and systems differences; intermediate design methods and design management.…
DNB304 Product Technology 1 This unit builds your knowledge of the technological aspects relevant to Industrial Design. It focuses on providing experience and skills in the use and application of technology as part of the design, which is essential for your Industrial Design practice.…
DNB401 Industrial Design 4 This unit advances the knowledge you gained in DNB301 Industrial Design 3. The unit examines how various design approaches contribute to the design of complex product or systems. Through a collaborative project you will be exposed to: introduction to design research and innovation; communication skills; and manufacturing technologies.…
DNB404 Product Technology 2 This unit builds on the knowledge and skills you gained in DNB304 Product Technology 1 by introducing you to advanced materials and the potentials of their application. This forms an essential part of the skills and knowledge base required of you as an Industrial Design practitioner.…
DNB503 Industrial Design 5 This unit introduces you to design methods and strategies to explore people's behaviours and the context of use of everyday products. The design approach focuses on the user experience and on developing product designs that are suitable for manufacturing.…
DNH603 Industrial Design 6 This unit introduces you to interdisciplinary design concepts and strategies that are relevant to the design of future products and systems. As more products are an integration of digital and physical interfaces, people's experiential responses must be addressed. To achieve this DNH603 Industrial Design 6 extends the design methods and…
DNH703 Applied Design Research 1 This unit incorporates studies of the dynamic relationships between people, products/artefacts and systems, and their contextual environment. The unit will introduce you to the ways research about people can contribute to product innovation, an essential aspect of industrial design. It will introduce how to integrate the applied research skills and…
DNH704 New Product Development This unit will focus on the introduction of new products into the market. It will provide you with an overview of the relationship between product design and commercialisation. It will introduce you to strategy development where the aim is to meet consumer expectations whilst achieving corporate objectives. The major topics…
DNH803 Applied Design Research 2 This unit requires you to apply the research proposal you developed in DNH703 Applied Design Research 1 to the design of a product or system at a professional level. This is an independent project reinforcing your skills of leadership and project management.…
DNH804 Professional Practice in Industrial Design This unit will focus on the introduction of the role of professional practice management and its significance to industrial design. It is included in semester 8 to compliment student design activities and their involvement in live projects. The major topics covered in this unit include: the role of professional practice…
EGB120 Foundations of Electrical Engineering This unit introduces you to basic electrical circuit concepts. It requires you to perform circuit analysis, circuit synthesis, and the measurement and testing of relevant quantities within circuits.…
EGB121 Engineering Mechanics This is a foundation engineering unit that will develop the necessary skills in analysing mechanical and civil engineering systems (cranes, buildings, bridges and mechanical equipment) to maintain equilibrium leading to the determination of direct, bending and shear stresses. This unit forms the foundation for the units in Stress Analysis and…
EGB210 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design Mechanical Design forms the backbone of the Mechanical Engineering Degree. It brings together fundamental engineering units such as Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids, Fluid Mechanics and Materials Study and is a common unit for students studying Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering and Mechatronics. It will develop systematic knowledge and practice of…
EGB211 Dynamics In this introductory unit, you are introduced to the concepts of dynamics in the context of real engineering systems. The basic principles for dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in 2D are introduced and discussed as related problems within various engineering systems. A brief introduction to the vibration of the…
EGB214 Materials and Manufacturing Engineers design and make product out of materials using appropriate processing methods with minimum environmental impact and costs. They need to know the interactions and interrelationship between processing, microstructure, properties and performance of various engineering materials in order to utilize new designs and fabrication. This unit introduce the fundamentals of…
EGB220 Mechatronics Design 1 Mechatronics Design 1 is a project unit with a hands-on introduction to mechatronics. You will be introduced to the basic concepts in mechatronics, focusing on the mechanics, electronics, and embedded software principles. The unit focuses on the research, design, and implementation of a mechatronic product to conform to a customer's…
EGB240 Electronic Design This unit is an introduction to applied electronic circuit design. It will provide you with experience and confidence to draw upon theory, literature and CAD tools to synthesise electronic circuit designs to solve real world problems. In this unit you will complete two practical projects (individually and as part of…
EGB241 Electromagnetics and Machines The unit covers static electric and magnetic fields and carries on to time varying fields used in transformers AC and DC machines. The generalised concepts of capacitance and inductance as well as the interaction of fields with materials are developed. It also covers electromagnetic induction, wave propagation, transmission line theory…
EGB242 Signal Analysis The unit introduces concepts of signals and systems in the context of electrical and electronic circuits. In particular, the unit introduces frequency domain analysis of signals and systems, and provides the foundation for later units in EGB348 Electronics, EGB342 Telecommunications and Signal Processing, and EGB345 Control and Dynamic Systems. The…
EGB243 Aircraft Systems and Flight Aircraft systems and flight introduces you to aircraft systems and the principles of flight. Utilising the skills and knowledge you acquired in Introductory Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Computation, this unit introduces the principles of flight through aerodynamics, examines the systems on an aircraft with a particular focus on aircraft avionics,…
EGB260 Operations Management and Process Economics The unit will cover material that allows the Process Engineer to maximise the profitability of a factory. The Operations Management subsection covers quality management, operational scheduling and project management systems. The financial implications of decisions are covered in the Process Economics subsection through cost estimation, Discounted Cash Flow analysis and…
EGB273 Principles of Construction This is an intermediate level unit that introduces students to the principles of construction, and its tools and techniques necessary for their infrastructure designs to be turned to reality. The student will learn how to combine these tools and techniques and apply them diligently to ensure safety and constructability of…
EGB274 Environmentally Sustainable Design The knowledge and skills associated with site investigation and planning for sustainable development are essential for civil and environmental engineers, as is the ability to work within multidisciplinary teams to achieve balanced solutions on social, economic and environmental grounds. This sustainable development design project requires you to undertake typical site…
EGB275 Structural Mechanics As an engineer, you will need to understand the mechanics of structures through analysis for appropriate design of components and systems such as buildings and bridges. In this unit the principles learnt in the introductory unit of engineering mechanics will be developed to enhance your understanding of the methods of…
EGB314 Strength of Materials This unit introduces the analysis of stress and strain in engineering components and systems such as principal stress and maximum shear stresses, stress transformation, thin walled structures, combined loading, yield criteria, and introduces the buckling of columns. This unit is located in second year and builds on your first year…
EGB315 Materials Degradation This unit will provide an appreciation and understanding of the environmental degradation mechanisms of the primary engineering materials. The chemical and combined mechanical degradation of metals, ceramics and polymers will be studied across a wide range of examples. Practical illustrations and experimentation of materials degradation will be provided. Also an…
EGB316 Design of Machine Elements Building on 'Fundamentals of Mechanical Design' in second year, in this unit, you understand and apply design rules and methods for typical mechanical elements, their relationship in machines, and familiarize yourself with relevant design standards, as well as advanced solid modelling software packages. This will enable you to carry out…
EGB319 BioDesign This unit builds on Fundamentals of Mechanical Design to further develop your engineering design skills, with particular emphasis on the role of computer-aided design (CAD), materials selection, manufacturing processes, assembly and maintenance in the design and management of bio-engineering devices. Knowledge of manufacturing processes, fundamentals of engineering design, engineering drawing…
EGB320 Mechatronics Design 2 Mechatronics Design 2 is a project unit with a hands-on application to advanced mechatronics principles. You will focus on the mechanics, electronics, and embedded software principles behind mechatronics. In this unit, you extend your knowledge and skills from Mechatronics Design 1 to the research, design, and implementation of an advanced…
EGB321 Dynamics of Machines This unit is focuses on the application of the theory of kinematics and kinetics to the typical components of real world machines. This unit will enable you to analyse displacement, velocity, acceleration and forces in machine components (gears, cams, linkages) including vibrations in multi degree of freedom systems. . Mathematical…
EGB323 Fluid Mechanics Engineers work with numerous kinds of systems where consideration must be given to the motion within, and interactions between the system and its environment. This unit introduces the student to the concepts of fluid mechanics in the context of real engineering systems. The basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics…
EGB324 Fundamentals in Numerical Modelling for Engineering An essential skill for engineers is the derivation and implementation of computational models for solving the equations that govern many of the physical processes encountered in research and industry. Through the investigation of specific case studies, the derivation of numerical techniques, the implementation of efficient algorithms and the visualisation of…
EGB339 Introduction to Robotics This unit introduces you to the components, systems and mathematical foundations of robotics. The unit introduces the technologies and methods used in the design and programming of modern intelligent robots, and encourages critical thinking about the use of robotic technologies in various applications. The unit emphasizes the practical application of…
EGB340 Design and Practice Detailed design and realisation of typical electronic subsystems used in all areas of electrical and electronic systems engineering. The unit enhances the student's ability in solving complex engineering problems. The design builds on the theoretical knowledge gained in other units. The student is required to write a detailed technical report…
EGB341 Energy Supply and Delivery The unit covers the technical and market aspects Electric Energy delivery. The structure of energy delivery from power stations through transmission and distribution to customers will be addressed, including discussion of electricity markets and reliability. Transformers, transmission lines and synchronous and induction motors will be studied as key components of…
EGB342 Telecommunications and Signal Processing Revolutionary developments in the field of Analogue and Digital Telecommunications and Signal Processing Technology have enabled improvement in the characteristics of communication systems in order to meet the performance requirements for transmission of information for private, business and industrial applications. This unit addresses analogue modulation techniques (AM and FM), base-band…
EGB345 Control and Dynamic Systems This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for control systems. The unit focuses on classical control system modelling and design. It links to the work previously undertaken in EGB242 Signal Analysis and prepares you for control units at the advanced level.…
EGB346 Unmanned Aircraft Systems This unit introduces you to unmanned aircraft systems which builds upon your knowledge gained in aircraft systems and flight, and applies it to the field of unmanned aircraft systems. In this unit, you will apply principles of aircraft systems understanding in the context of unmanned aircraft systems, identify and analyse…
EGB348 Electronics This unit focuses on Electronic devices and circuits, which are the building blocks of most electrical and computing devices. It builds on basic electrical circuit theory, and applies frequency domain analysis introduced in EGB242. It forms the foundation for later units in Advanced Electronics and Power Electronics.…
EGB361 Minerals and Minerals Processing The unit will provide an understanding of the principles of physical and chemical mineral processing operations. An emphasis will be placed on: 1) characterisation of ores, 2) ore preparation, 3) physical separations and 4) chemical separations. This unit will use current Australian mining industries to demonstrate the importance and significance…
EGB363 Safety and Environmental Management Legislation, regulation and WHS risk management strategies is included. The unit includes hazard identification and risk assessment techniques, and the design of relief systems. The issues, design considerations and preventative strategies for fires and explosions will be covered. The learnings from contemporary disasters, such as Beaconsfield Mine and the Japanese…
EGB373 Geotechnical Engineering The unit covers the aspects of geotechnical engineering at an intermediate level which includes: how water flows in soil (permeability and seepage), in-situ soil stresses, how the externally applied load distributed in soils, soil deformation, strength of soil, how to design a shallow foundation. It links to the work previously…
EGB375 Design of Concrete Structures This is an intermediate civil engineering unit that will develop the knowledge essential for the design of concrete structural elements using part of the information covered in two basic level units: (i) Civil Engineering Materials and (ii) Engineering Mechanics. Design principles of concrete structural elements subject to bending, shear and…
EGB376 Steel Design This is an intermediate level civil engineering unit that will provide in-depth knowledge and understanding about the behaviour, analysis and design of steel structures. It will also provide you the necessary skills and experience in analysing and designing simple steel structures. This unit forms the foundation for a number of…
EGB377 Water and Waste Water Engineering By completion of this unit you will be able to demonstrate that you can: explain the need for water and wastewater treatment in safeguarding public health; able to identify and explain the main physical, chemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment; explain the need and availability of drinking…
EGB379 Advanced Transport Engineering The aim of this unit is to develop your awareness and understanding of important concepts and analytical tools for designing, planning, economics, and operation of transport systems including public transport systems. The unit focuses on understand characteristics of transit infrastructure in Australia, systems operation and management, and service planning and…
EGB380 Environmental Law and Assessment The adverse consequences of human activity have resulted in the adoption of various international treaties, enactment of stringent legislative requirements, and a growing demand for improved management practices. Engineers need to be aware of the way in which the law works, to be able to communicate with lawyers, and to…
EGB381 Infrastructure Asset Management This unit introduces students to the infrastructure asset ownership, stewardship, operations, maintenance and management issues. The student will learn how to incorporate these issues into their planning and design, so it is efficient and effective facility or network.…
EGB382 Construction Methodologies This unit develops your knowledge, skill and application for construction methodologies. Having studying this unit you will identify, develop or modify construction methodologies to deliver infrastructure project. It ensure the solutions are quality, safe and environmentally and community sensitive.…
EGB383 Environmental Resource Management This unit addresses management of solids and hazardous wastes generated from domestic, commercial, and industrial sources. It includes the following: waste minimisation; promotion of efficient use of resources; promotion the use of waste through recycling and energy production; viewing waste as a resource; reducing the mass, volume and toxicity of…
EGB384 Bidding, Estimating and Cost Management This unit introduces students to the tendering, estimating tools and techniques as well as cost management fundamentals necessary for delivery of infrastructure projects. The student will be exposed to all the estimating roles over the whole of the project lifecycle and be able to prepare a full contractor's estimate.…
EGB387 Project Value and Innovations This unit covers in detail the project engineer role and tools and techniques they will use in infrastructure planning, Innovation and engineering economics analysis.…
EGB414 Advanced Materials With a rapidly growing and ageing world population, the need for novel materials with advanced properties to address critical issues from energy to environment and healthcare is increasing. You are introduced to the breadth of advanced materials research and their engineering applications. Selected structural and functional metallic, ceramic and polymer…
EGB415 Motor Racing Vehicle Design After studying Fundamentals of Mechanical Design and Design of Machine Elements, in this unit you will study design of different systems of motor racing vehicles. This will accomplish systematic study of Mechanical Design and will enable you to carry out design of race vehicles and prepare them for a competition.…
EGB422 Energy Management Topics covered in this unit include: Global energy and climate issues, the systematic process by which energy use is monitored and analysed; individual treatment of electricity, fuels and their properties, compressed air, buildings, cycle requirements, energy recovery equipment; financial analysis of proposals. Environmental aspects will be considered for each topic.…
EGB423 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is closely related to human habitation, comfort and productivity. It also consumes considerable amount of energy. With increasing global warming, it is becoming one of the most important engineering systems in modern buildings. This unit will introduce you basic principles of HVAC and refrigeration…
EGB432 Asset Management and Maintenance This unit includes the following: engineering asset management policy statement; overhaul and replacement of engineering assets; organisation for maintenance; maintenance planning and control; failure mode and effect analysis; reliability, maintainability and availability analysis; risk assessment; spare parts inventory management.…
EGB434 Tribology Tribology is the study of friction, wear and lubrication. In this unit, the knowledge you acquire is applied to solve problems prevalent in engineering. Topics covered range from the theory of friction, lubricant properties and chemistry, to the control of friction and wear by proper selection of both materials and…
EGB435 Advanced Manufacturing This unit introduces the shear deformation mechanisms of engineering material and how these properties can be used to understand the mechanics of metal cutting. Descriptive and analytical information about different material removal processes and material failure mechanisms are provided to you through lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory and case studies. The…
EGB436 Industrial Automation This unit provides students with a basic understanding of PLC programming for control of manufacturing systems with the emphasis on hands on practice of developing a control system for a given process. Topics include the following: Automation requirements, systems design methodology, sensors, actuators, PLC programming.…
EGB439 Advanced Robotics This unit extends the robotic concepts introduced in Introduction to Robotics and introduces you to the components, systems and mathematical foundations of mobile robots. The unit introduces the fundamental approaches and techniques which enable modern mobile robots to usefully and safely navigate an environment to perform useful tasks. The unit…
EGB475 Advanced Structural Analysis This is a third year unit which will develop advanced knowledge, concepts and methodologies in structural analysis. These will enable the analysis of complex structures, evaluation of collapse mechanisms of structures, dynamic and seismic analysis of structures and introduce the students to structural health monitoring techniques.…
EGB476 Advanced Steel Design This is an advanced structural design unit that provides the required knowledge and skills for the analysis, design and construction of steel buildings by engaging in a steel building project on a real site.…
EGH411 Industrial Chemistry This unit focuses on technologies central to the modern chemical industry such as catalysis and zeolites. Catalysts are used in the manufacture of 90 % of all chemicals produced in the world today. As such, students will be introduced to the basic theories of catalysis and surface science. These theories…
EGH413 Advanced Dynamics This is a capstone unit that builds on the earlier dynamics units (EGBXXX, EGBXXX). The focus of this unit is to extend the 2-D kinematics and kinetics learned in the earlier units to 3-D motion of rigid bodies and their stability.…
EGH414 Stress Analysis Advanced analysis of stress and strain; experimental stress analysis techniques; failure criteria and factors of safety, axisymmetric systems; energy methods; plates and shell theory, principles of finite element analysis, and torsion of non-circular sections.…
EGH418 Biomechanics Biomedical engineers require the ability to analyse the mechanics of the human body for applications such as prosthetic design, design of assistive devices for people with disabilities, sporting performance, ergonomic tasks, and other health related areas In this advanced unit, the concepts of dynamics are further developed in the context…
EGH420 Mechanical Systems Design This is an advanced unit that builds on previous introductory and intermediate design units which forms the backbone of the mechanical engineering major. Design knowledge and skills are brought together and expanded upon to facilitate the design and analysis of systems of increasing complexity and interdependence which also makes them…
EGH421 Vibration and Control This is a capstone unit that builds on the earlier dynamics units (EGB321 Dynamics of Machines, EGB211 Dynamics). The focus of this unit is design of control measures for machinery and processes. Dynamic behaviour of a system, its stability, steady state behaviour forms the basis of the control system design…
EGH422 Advanced Thermodynamics Applications of heat transfer theory in steam power plant, refrigeration and gas turbines; steady state and transient conduction; convection with internal or external flow; free convection in stationary fluids; boiling and condensation; thermal resistance networks; heat exchangers; radiation heat transfer.…
EGH423 Fluids Dynamics Hydraulic and pneumatic systems; design, analysis and performance of pumps, turbines and fluid couplings; unsteady pipe flow; flow around solid bodies, including potential flow and boundary layers; compressible flow and shock waves.…
EGH424 Biofluids This unit looks at the properties of biofluids, such as blood and synovial fluid, and techniques to analyse their viscous behaviour. This leads to an understanding of how biofluids interact with medical devices and of criteria for the design of devices to fulfil their function without damaging the biofluid and,…
EGH440 Power Systems Analysis The unit covers the topics related to power system analysis and control, which will enable one to understand various technical considerations in model power system operations and planning. This unit includes discussion about industry practices in load flow and stability analysis. Different types of power system stability problems such as…
EGH441 Power System Modelling The unit covers the technical aspects related to power system modelling. Electric Energy system consists of various components from generation transmission and distribution. Power system modelling helps to simulate these components appropriately and plan the system operation for reliable distribution of electricity to the customers. This unit includes discussion about…
EGH442 RF Techniques and Applications This unit develops skills and knowledge on radio-frequency (RF) devices, components and systems used in wireless communications. The unit focuses on microwave network theory, impedance matching and high-frequency effects for the design of RF circuits and systems, including antennas and antenna arrays. The unit also develops knowledge of antenna measurement…
EGH443 Advanced Telecommunications Telecommunication serves as an enabling technology for many industrial applications such as sensor networks, smart grid and remote health services. Relevant concepts include cellular planning, traffic engineering, transmission systems such as cellular networks and optical fibre and error control in communications networks. This unit focuses on various standard and components…
EGH444 Digital Signals and Image Processing The unit covers the area of digital signal and image processing with detailed study of Statistics of multiple random variables, Detection of signals by feature extraction using Fourier, wavelet, Discrete Cosine Transform features, Z-Transform and filter design. The unit also covers digital image processing including image representation and acquisition, Image…
EGH445 Modern Control This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for control systems. The unit focuses on modern and discrete-time control system modelling and design. It links to the work previously undertaken in the EGB345 Control and Dynamic Systems and is a unit at the advanced level.…
EGH446 Autonomous Systems This unit presents the principles of modern sensors and navigation approaches for autonomous systems moving in a 2 and 3 dimensional world. It introduces the student to the systems common to most autonomous vehicles with focus on those that deal with perception, path planning and navigation. Specific emphasis is placed…
EGH448 Power Electronics Power processing or energy conversion can be considered as one of the major applications of electronics in industrial applications. A broad understanding of basic industrial electronic circuits and systems will provide the foundation not only to design advanced power processing circuits for complex systems but also to operate and maintain…
EGH449 Advanced Electronics This unit builds on EGB348 Electronics, developing theoretical knowledge and application skills including experimental investigation in the areas of precision electronics, low noise electronics, low power electronics, high speed electronics (both analogue and digital), FPGAs, and the interface of analogue and digital electronics.…
EGH450 Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application of aerospace concepts, building on aircraft systems and flight and unmanned aircraft systems. The unit focuses on experimental design, integration and test of an Unmanned Aerials System. You will also gain skills in setting design specifications and carrying out detailed design…
EGH455 Advanced Systems Design This advanced unit further develops your investigation, analysis, synthesis and problem solving skills when solving complex engineering tasks. The unit focuses on experimental design using a systems engineering approach to work on an engineering concept, starting from a basic need and opportunity description. You work in teams to identify customers,…
EGH456 Embedded Systems This advanced unit gives you practical experience with advanced software development for embedded systems. It leads on from fundamental computer architecture and C programming covered in first and second year units. It covers programming with C and assembly, input/output programming, concurrent software, shared memory, scheduling and real-time aspects. It involves…
EGH471 Advanced Water Engineering This unit covers the topics of Australian hydrology and hydraulics. The main topics to be covered are: the hydrologic cycle and its application to the estimation of runoff from small catchments, probability and risk of flooding, selection of design floods, hydrologic data, estimation of peak runoff using the Rational Method,…
EGH472 Advanced Highway and Pavement Engineering This is an advanced civil engineering unit that will develop your theoretical knowledge of highway and pavement engineering science and engineering analysis, and design methodologies along with computer and informational sciences. It will develop applied skills in investigation, analysis, synthesis and problem solving, written and visual literacy for communication and…
EGH473 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering The unit covers geotechnical site investigation and the applications of geotechnical engineering which includes the followings: site investigations and in-situ soil tests, slope stability, retaining walls, trenching & cutting, buried structures, deep foundations, and basic concepts of rock engineering and their application to stability of rock slopes. Computer simulation and…
EGH475 Advanced Concrete Structures This is an advanced civil engineering unit that will further build your knowledge on the design of concrete structures. This unit will provide opportunities to develop your skills on conceptualising vertical load and horizontal load resisting concrete structural systems with reference to AS3600 Concrete Structures Design Standard and AS5100 Bridge…
ENN510 Engineering Knowledge Management Knowledge management is an innovative process that needs to be closely aligned to organisation goals. The development of knowledge management systems requires a sound understanding of the related issues such as knowledge identification, knowledge development, knowledge preservation, knowledge representation and knowledge distribution. All engineering managers must have the fundamental skills…
ENN515 Total Quality Management Quality Management has evolved beyond its roots in statistics and the quality control functions. Today, many consider Total Quality Management (TQM) it to be a framework for "excellent" management. The dominant themes of TQM are: a data-based approach to problem solving: a strong emphasis on organizational and behavioral considerations: a…
ENN522 Advanced Communication Systems This unit will focus on fundamental principles as well as recent developments in communication technologies including advanced multiple access techniques, multiple-input multiple-output systems, modern antenna systems, Orthogonal Frequency Division multiplexing, advances in cellular systems and cognitive radio systems.…
ENN524 Mobile Network Engineering Wireless communications, mobile networks and navigation have been widely deployed and integrated into various mobile platforms for value-added services. This unit highlights the recent advances in wireless local area and wide area networks, vehicular networks and Internet of Things with focus on selected standards and network protocols. The unit also…
ENN530 Asset and Facility Management Professionals are often involved in the management of infrastructure including transportation, water, energy, buildings and telecommunications. In today's business environment, the efficient maintenance and management of these assets and associated risks is critical. The professionals need to know how to manage the whole of life cycle of assets; organise maintenance…
ENN531 Advanced Materials and Engineering Applications Design, material selection and processing play a vital role in developing products and structures. This unit is designed to introduce the recent development of advanced materials and their potential applications. The advances in characterization and simulation techniques will be also covered. The unit teaches the inter-relationships between the microstructure, properties…
ENN533 Advanced Engineering Design and Maintenance This unit introduces advanced methods and tools of engineering design and machinery maintenance such as problem identification, creative problem solving and best concept selection, ensuring machine reliability at the design stage, machinery failure analysis prediction and prevention, design of machinery for special application (e.g. pressure vessels, conveyors, pharmaceutical and food…
ENN542 Statistical and Optimisation Methods for Engineers This unit offers an introduction to statistical methods and optimisation methods useful for engineers in practice. It includes the following: the process of stochastic research, linear regression analysis, simultaneous equation model, count data model, time series, classical optimisation methods, Nonlinear, geometric and dynamic programming.…
EVB211 Geographic Information Systems and Science This unit provides a theoretical and practical introduction into geographic information systems and science that incorporates modern processes of acquisition, manipulation, validation, storage, extraction, analysis, modelling and presentation of spatial information.…
EVB222 Spatial Analysis and Modelling Practice This unit provides a theoretical and practical introduction into the current and evolving practice of spatial analysis and spatial data modelling. The unit builds on the theoretical and practical skillset attained by the successful completion of all components of EVB211Geographic Information Systems and Science.…
UXB220 Services and Heavy Engineering Measurement This unit develops a deeper appreciation of the measurement of more complex areas of services and Heavy Engineering including building services (hydraulics, drainage, mechanical and electrical) and heavy engineering works within the resources and infrastructure sectors. It builds on units previously undertaken in the earlier years of the course such…