Engineering short courses

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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.

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.

Chemistry, physics & mechanical engineering

  • 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 Structural Analysis.

  • 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 procedures of design, design for sustainability, universal design, concept development, creative problem solving, basic component design, computational schemas in design, manufacture & materials. It lays the basis for advanced study in Mechanical Design.

  • 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 single-degree-of-freedom systems is also included.

  • 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 engineering materials and their manufacturability, deformation of materials at the micro-scale and how mechanical properties of materials can be tailored by mechanical processing and heat treatments. This knowledge along with a range of complex deformation and machining processes (including casting, bulk deformation, material removal, mechanics of metal cutting and other non-traditional manufacturing processes) are important to graduate engineers in their design and decisions.

  • 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 work in engineering mechanics.

  • 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 introduction to the importance and methods used to select materials for various applications will also be covered. The unit will cover topics such as corrosion and mechanical failure of metals, polymer degradation, and the combined effect of mechanical stresses and chemical change such as stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement and fretting.

  • EGB316 Design of Machine Elements

    You will learn the fundamental theories of mechanical design analysis, and will apply this in the design and analysis of a variety of machine elements. Methodical design process is emphasized, as is the application of relevant design standards, and advanced solid modelling software packages. A key focus of the unit is the repeated application of design concepts to real machine components that you interact with each week, to make you comfortable with both mechanical systems as a whole, and the determination, estimation, or selection of open ended quantities within the design process.

  • 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 and engineering materials is assumed. Content includes design for manufacture, materials selection, computer-aided design and solid modelling, rapid prototyping techniques, user interface, and case studies of selected medical devices. This unit provides knowledge required to complete Modelling and Simulation for Medical Engineers, leading to your capstone projects.

  • 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 concepts required for this unit will be introduced in the lectorials to scaffold the learning of Dynamics of machines. The capability of analysing these are essential to graduates in Mechanical Engineering, to ensure safe operation of the engineering system to improve productivity hence eliminating waste and leading to a sustainable environment.

  • 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 are presented and discussed as related fluids within various engineering systems. After an introduction to the units and properties of fluids, pressure, hydrostatics and the energy and momentum equations are presented followed by an application of these principals to real fluids in piping systems. A brief introduction to the methods of computational fluid dynamics is presented and this methods utility to the solution of real world problems illustrated.

  • EGB324 Fundamentals in Numerical Modelling for Engineering

    An essential skill for engineers is the derivation and implementation of computer 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 the simulation results, you will develop knowledge and skills in the application of numerical modelling for engineering problem solving. This unit is a core unit to the Computer Modelling for Engineering Minor and option unit to the Computational and Simulation Science second major.

  • 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 of each stage of mineral processing.

  • EGB362 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 sensitivity analysis as measured against standard financial performance measurements.

  • EGB364 Process Modelling

    This unit introduces the theory and steps required for building mass and energy balances for a complex system, i.e. an industrial process. The mass and energy flows of interacting and competing unit operations impact on overall profitability and sustainability. EGB364 covers the mathematical characterisation of key unit operations (theory), numerical modelling (supplementary theory), and then the integration of unit operations into an industrial process (application).

  • 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 materials, their composites, and nanostructured materials are examined in more depth in the context of their processing, characterisation, performance and applications in robust designs. Where appropriate, relevant engineering cases, research papers that outline the latest developments in research, and laboratory experiments provide an in-depth understanding of the selected material or applications. The processes by which these scientific discoveries can be taken to the commercial world are also discussed. EGB414 is built from knowledge you previously learned in EGB214 Materials and Manufacturing.

  • 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. Attention will be paid to styling and ergonomics as well as construction methods used in building race vehicles. The topics covered include: Introduction. Concept development of a race vehicle. Tyre selection. Suspension geometry, components and alignment. Brakes. Race car handling. Engine and engine tuning. Drive train (gearing and differentials). Frame and body. External and internal aerodynamics of a race vehicle. Driver compartment (fitting and comfort). Testing and preparation for a competition. Safety in motor racing (accident avoidance and driver protection).

  • 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 systems. It will discuss the design factors and practices related to the design and operation of HVAC systems. It will also provide you with other relevant knowledge commonly used in the building services industry. This course should therefore provide you a good basis to undertake further study, research and professional work in this field.

  • EGB424 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

    This unit will provide core knowledge of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) for engineers based on the numerical methods and computational techniques that are incorporated in current CFD software. Commercial codes Ansys-CFX and Fluent will be used to accurately perform CFD simulations and critically analyse practical engineering flow problems. Experimental techniques and measurements will be introduced to validate the numerical simulations.

  • 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 lubricants.

  • EGB435 Advanced Manufacturing

    This unit further develops your knowledge and skills for analysing biomechanical components and systems. The unit focuses on modelling and simulation techniques applicable to the field using industry specific software. It links to the work previously undertaken in Biomechanics and prepares you for the final semester of the capstone project.

  • 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.

  • 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 will then be expanded into industrial practice by discussion of real world industries such as methanol, ammonia, formaldehyde and nitric acid synthesis.  The drive towards the implementation of green chemistry will also be shown and the translation of “old chemistry” into modern sustainable processes illustrated.

  • EGH413 Advanced Dynamics

    This is a capstone unit that builds on the earlier dynamics units (EGB211, EGB321). 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 introduce energy methods.

  • EGH414 Stress Analysis

    As a mechanical engineer, you must have the expertise to analyse components and systems to produce safe effective designs, innovate new products and improve existing devices. To be competent in doing this, you must understand how engineering components respond to loads and the nature and impact of the stresses and strains that are set up in them as a result of loading. Stress analysis is an essential analytical process that is used to ensure that structures are safe for the intended service condition. In its traditional form it combines basic mathematical manipulations and theory of elasticity with engineering design decisions, while in the modern era computational analysis add to your capacity to analyse and design and optimize more complex product. If appropriately done, stress analysis results in light, reliable and robust structures with significant implication for cost saving and durability. This unit is located in third year and builds on your first and second year's work in Engineering Mechanics in EGB121 and Strength of Materials in EGB314.

  • 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 of biomechanical systems and human movement. Skills for the measurement of human movement are developed.

  • 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 of greater practical value to society. You also will be given the opportunity to consider the broader role mechanical engineers often play in relation to human interaction, quality, safety, ethics and sustainability in design. This unit will synthesise your knowledge and skills for your final year project.

  • 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 using root-locus and frequency response methods. Mathematical concepts will be introduced to scaffold the learning of control concepts.

  • 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 focuses the fundamental principles of fluid dynamics that are used to explain the mechanisms of biological flows and their interrelationships with physiological processes, in health and in diseases/disorder. The properties of biofluids, such as blood and synovial fluid, and techniques to analyse their viscous behaviour are discussed. This leads to an understanding of how biofluids interact with medical devices and of criteria for the design of devices.

  • EGH435 Modelling and Simulation for Medical Engineers

    This unit further develops your knowledge and skills for analysing biomechanical components and systems. The unit focuses on modelling and simulation techniques applicable to the field using industry specific software. It links to the work previously undertaken in Biomechanics and Biodesign and prepares you for the final semester of the capstone project.

  • EGH438 Biomaterials

    Topics covered in this unit include: an understanding of the relationships between the properties, failure mechanisms, processing and microstructures of various materials used for medical applications and their interaction with human tissues; an understanding of the fundamentals of the use of materials in a medical environment and an understanding of the fundamentals of materials properties and processing; consideration of metallic, ceramic, polymeric implant materials; composites as biomaterials; structure-property relationships of biomaterials; tissue response to implants; soft tissue replacements; hard tissue replacements; and regulatory aspects of biomaterials.

Civil engineering & the built environment

  • 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 designs.

  • 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 investigations, analyses and designs for a selected site covering sustainability issues in the following areas: Sustainable Transport, Land Planning including assessment of the surrounding suburbs, Water and Wastewater Management and Environmental Impact Assessment. This unit extends and applies the knowledge developed in first year design based engineering units to important issues such as site analysis, site investigation, development of site planning criteria, site planning, environmental management and quality, pollution prevention and control, and resource and waste management.

  • 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 analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures and their response to loads. The topics taught include moment distribution, bending moment and shear force diagrams for structures using indeterminate analytical and computer methods, principle of virtual work and its application for deflection calculations, transformation of stresses, Mohr's circle, torsion, shear flow, shear centre, unsymmetrical bending, the principle of compatibility and combined loading of structural members.

  • 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 undertaken in Civil Engineering Materials and prepares you for Highways & Pavement Engineering, Advanced Geotechnical Engineering, Applications in CE Design & Construction, and the final semester Capstone project. It also exposes you to the areas of future work and study choice (e.g: Study area B options)

  • 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 axial forces will be developed from the fundamental principles of engineering mechanics. Appropriate clauses in concrete structures design standards (AS3600/ AS5100) will be referenced where applicable. The information covered in this unit will be developed further in the Advanced Concrete Design unit later in the course.

  • 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 advanced civil engineering units in later years of the course.

  • 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 water and discharge standards;  able to explain the concept of unit processes in water and wastewater treatment engineering; able to design basic treatment processes; able to develop conceptual treatment plant layouts;  and function effectively as a team member to work towards set objectives by managing time and available limited resources, in order to achieve your activity goals.

  • 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 quality assessment. Students will learn how to apply common techniques to plan, design, and evaluate public transit services. The unit also presents the concepts of advanced traffic engineering including traffic control and systems management, Intelligent Transport Systems, and work zone traffic control for students to gain a basic understanding and appreciation of current and emerging traffic engineering technologies and industry applications of the field.

  • EGB381 Infrastructure Asset Management

    This unit introduces the planning, design, analysis and maintenace of civil infrastructure systems. In particular, the unit will cover asset management concept and principles, technical aspects of infrastructure management within social, economic, and environmental context, infrastructure management planning and funding, and interdependent nature of various civil infrastructure across different sectors.

  • 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 the waste; disposing of waste in a socially and environmentally acceptable manner; waste avoidance; recycling; energy production; treatment; disposal. Waste management is an important aspect of civil and environmental engineering education.

  • EGB384 Bidding, Estimating and Cost Management

    This is an advanced Civil Engineering unit that will: 1.Develop the necessary theoretical and analytical knowledge and practical skill for the preparation of “contractor's estimate” and tender submission for civil engineering projects. 2.Provide an understanding of the use of specification and contracts for estimating. 3.Provide an understanding of the different stages of capital works and the type of estimating process for each stage. 4.Provide introduction to the use of estimates in cost control systems and type of cost estimation is carried by contractors in the preparation of bids. It will also develop cognitive skills and applications of investigation, analysis, synthesis and problem solving, written and visual literacy, needed to be specialised in predicting the cost of construction.

  • EGB386 Design of Masonry Structures

    This is core unit for study area B (Structural Engineering) that will develop the knowledge essential for the design of masonry structural elements. Design of masonry structural elements subject to bending, shear and axial forces will be developed from the fundamental principles of engineering mechanics. Appropriate clauses in masonry structures design standard (AS3700) will be referenced where applicable. Application of these principles to the design of a medium rise residential or industrial building.

  • 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.

  • EGB473 Composite Structures

    This is an advanced structural design unit that provides in-depth knowledge about composite multistorey building design and construction where students will be introduced to the various theoretical and practical issues of composite multistorey building construction in the context of a real building project.

  • 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.

  • EGB482 Contracting and Construction Regulations

    A construction engineer must have an appreciation of the regulated environment in which he/she works. The law and particularly the law relating to construction has a significant impact upon that working environment. This unit will provide a framework and sufficient detail of the law for you to have a significantly increased awareness of how the law governs their and their organisation's actions within the industry.

  • EGB485 Finite Element Analysis

    This is a final year unit which will develop advanced knowledge and methodology in computer based structural analysis. These will enable the analysis of complex structures under both static and dynamic load the use of vibration data in structural health monitoring.

  • EGB486 Bridge Engineering

    Bridge Engineering is an important discipline in Civil Engineering. This unit will help you develop knowledge in bridge engineering integrating what you have learnt in your earlier years on structural analysis and design. You will develop your skills for bridge analysis and design equipping yourselves in pursuing a career as a bridge engineer.

  • EGB489 Advanced Transport Modelling

    This unit will develop the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of transport demand and supply models and simulation techniques. It will develop skills in applying advanced transport modelling techniques at micro and macro levels. The focus will be on strategic models for network planning and traffic flow models for operational analysis and control.

  • EGH471 Advanced Water Engineering

    This advanced unit covers the fundamental topics of Australian hydrology and hydraulics. It builds on previous study in engineering hydraulics in EGH371. The main topics to be covered are: the hydrologic cycle and its applications in runoff estimations from small catchments, probability and risk of flooding, selection and determination of design floods, hydrologic data, estimation of peak runoff using the Rational Method, estimation of runoff hydrographs using rainfall-runoff routing models, use of computer modelling tools for runoff estimations, the hydraulic characteristics of culverts and retention basins and the operation of urban drainage systems. This is one of Civil Engineering's work integrated learning (WIL) units, which includes a professional learning task designed with the support of industry professionals.

  • 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 reporting. It stresses both independent and collaborative strategies for managing and completing tasks on time. It contextualises this civil engineering activity across social, economic, and environmental lenses, and emphasises application of standards and codes of practice in the civil engineering discipline.

  • 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 analysis programs are used where appropriate. It links to the work previously undertaken in Geotechnical Engineering and prepares you for Applications in CE Design & Construction, and the final semester Capstone project. It also exposes you to the areas of future work and study choice (e.g: Study area B options).

  • 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 Design Standard.

  • EGH479 Advances in Civil Engineering Practice

    This is unit will apply and refine advanced knowledge, concepts, methodologies and systematic thinking to prepare the students to civil engineering practice. It will develop advanced cognitive skills in review, analysis and synthesis in civil infrastructure planning and design contexts, including critical, creative and innovative solutions to complex problems. It stresses the ability to communicate advanced knowledge and concepts in written, modelled and graphical forms to civil engineering professional audiences. It also stresses both independent strategies, and collaborative strategies in team working contexts, including reflective practice, to manage a civil infrastructure planning and design project in a timely manner with a focus on delivering outcomes. Emphasis is placed on awareness and understanding of social and economic factors in civil engineering practice, and on ethical practice.

  • 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 as the Measurement of Construction, Heavy Engineering Sector Technology and Building services.

Earth, environment & biological sciences

  • 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.

Electrical engineering & computer science

  • CAB202 Microprocessors and Digital Systems

    This unit introduces you to the components inside a computer and how these components work together. The design and development of modern digital electronic systems requires a knowledge of the hardware and software to program the system. This unit identifies design requirements and lets you develop embedded microcontroller-based system solutions. Practical laboratory exercises progressively expose features of a typical microprocessor; and explain how an embedded computer can interact with its environment. This provides a valuable foundation for further studies in areas such as robotics and networking.

  • 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.

  • 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 needs. This is the first in a series of design units specifically for Mechatronics, building on your Introduction to Design unit in first year.

  • 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 a team) to design, build, evaluate and document simple electronic circuits.

  • 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 and the basics of the DC machines as well as 3 phase power. It links to work previously developed in EGB120 Foundations in Electrical Engineering, and prepares students for more advanced studies in RF and Power Engineering.

  • 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 unit introduces important mathematical concepts and transforms, such as Fourier and Laplace, which are used across a large number of electrical engineering units.

  • 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, and examines the regulatory and air management environment in which aircraft operate. Your skill and knowledge in this area will be further advanced in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems unit.

  • 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 mechatronic product to meet a customer's needs. You will further extend your skills and knowledge in mechatronics design in Mechatronics Design 3.

  • 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 robotic theory to the design and synthesis of robotic systems that respond accurately and repeatably.

  • 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 and also give an oral presentation on her/his design.

  • EGB341 Energy Supply and Delivery

    The unit covers the technical aspects of electric energy generation and delivery. The structure of energy conversion and delivery from power stations through transmission and distribution to customers will be addressed, including the concept of electricity markets. Models of transformers, transmission lines, synchronous and induction machines will be studied as key components of electricity network. This subject will lay the foundations for EGH441 Power System Modelling.

  • 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 digital data communication techniques using time and frequency domain analyses. It also covers elements of a Digital Communication Systems and provides students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and applications of digital communication systems and technology.

  • 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 the context and implications of unmanned systems in the airspace environment, and apply a risk based approach to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems. Completion of this unit equips you with the knowledge and skill to undertake advanced unmanned aircraft systems.

  • 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.

  • 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 encourages critical thinking about the use of robotic technologies in various applications, and emphasizes the practical application of robotic theory to the design and synthesis of mobile robotic systems that can understand their environment and plan their actions accordingly.

  • EGH419 Mechatronics Design 3

    Mechatronics Design 3 is an advanced project unit with a hands-on application to interdisciplinary mechatronics principles. You will focus on the mechanics, electronics and embedded software principles of mechatronics as an interdisciplinary team with individual strengths ranging across these areas. The unit focuses on the research, design, and implementation of an advanced mechatronic product to conform to a customer's needs. This unit extends your knowledge and skills from Mechatronics Design 2 and prepares you for your capstone project.

  • 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 industry practices in load flow, fault calculations, protection and planning.

  • 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 procedures, RF system noise figure calculations and measurement, optic fibres and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). It links to work previously undertaken in EGB241 Electromagnetics and Machines and EGB342 Telecoms and Signal Process .

  • 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 of advanced communication systems. This unit builds on prior knowledge of telecommunications and signal processing fundamentals.

  • 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 spatial and frequency domain techniques, Image enhancement and filtering.

  • 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 upon multisensory navigation and its integration with vehicle guidance.

  • 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 them properly. This background will be beneficial for all electrical engineering disciplines.  You will learn the basic characteristics of power semiconductor switches and how to modulate, protect and apply them in DC-DC, AC-DC and DC-AC power converter circuits.

  • 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 analysis to design, build and flight test a UAV.

  • 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, formulate a basic business case, establish a basic concept of operations, develop the system requirements, generate concepts, conduct trade studies, determine the most promising design, and pursue a design and testing and verification of the system.   The unit replicates industry or government systems engineering practices as closely as possible.

  • 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 practical laboratory exercises and a group project implementation of a device driver.  Embedded systems builds on the knowledge and skill you acquired in systems programming.

Industrial design

  • DNB111 ID Studio 2: Aesthetics and Visualisation

    The introductory Industrial Design unit advances knowledge and skills with analogue and digital visualisation techniques to explore, elaborate and communicate your design ideas effectively.

  • DNB210 ID Studio 3: Interaction and Experience

    This unit builds on knowledge and experience gained in earlier ID foundation units. It builds student’s skills and knowledge in the area of interaction and experience allowing for integration of skills and knowledge in the capstone unit.

  • DNB211 ID Studio 4: Manufacturing Technology

    This unit will introduce students to the skills and knowledge required to transform design ideas into products able to be manufactured. It builds on the foundational knowledge gained in the Innovation Technology unit as well as building on CAD and digital presentation skills.

  • DNB212 ID Studio 5: Applied Technology

    This unit will expand your skills and knowledge required to transform your design ideas into manufacturable products. It builds on the knowledge gained in the DNB211 ID Studio 4: Manufacturing Technology unit as well as building on CAD and digital presentation skills.

  • DNB213 Wearable Products

    This unit introduces knowledge and skills to design interactive wearable products. It focuses on demonstrating the use of micro-controller technologies and rapid prototyping techniques for the purposes of designing wearable devices that enhances the user experience within a given context.

  • DNB215 Personal Transportation

    This unit introduces knowledge and skills to design for personal mobility and transport systems. It focuses on understanding, benchmarking and designing personal transport systems for a specific context. It prepares you for future units including mass transportation and future transportation units.

  • 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 techniques you acquired in DNB503 Industrial Design 5 by transferring them across disciplines.

  • 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 knowledge that support the development of an innovative product or system proposal. It also provides you with the foundation for higher research degrees. The major topics covered in this unit include: human-centred innovation framework application of qualitative research methods to industrial design; situating product/ systems within the socio-cultural context; and communication of research outcome.

  • 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 covered in this unit include: new product development process; idea generation; strategic planning; introduction to marketing; product screening and evaluation; and commercialisation and post-launch review.

  • 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 and management, management of design projects, type of contracts, the role of design administration, liability, design law; intellectual property, designer-client relationships.