Advanced Engineering Design B (ENGG4065)


The aim to this unit is to develop an understanding of the practice of engineering, utilising a diverse range of skills to solve complex problems This Unit is an extension of the ENGG4064 unit of study and exists to allow students to extend the work they do in ENGG4064 and penetrate much more deeply into the subject in hand, so that it becomes much more like a thesis. The nature of these advanced engineering courses meaning the subject matter is negotiated every year The project in mind has to be amenable to extension in this way so agreement with the course coordinator needs to be sought at an early stage by anyone considering this unit. Students will gain skills in design, analysis and management by undertaking a significant project in a multi-disciplinary team comprising students from across the faculty. Each student will be required to work in a team to produce an integrated design in greater detail than is possible in ordinary classes and to write a significant design report presenting the results of the process. The ability to work in a team of engineers from different disciplines will be assessed as part of this design project. We try to centre projects around a client, which can be an industrial facility, the Campus and Property Services Office of the University, Research departments within the university, or outside clients (e.g. Nature Conservation Council NSW) Elements drawn from: Introduction to the design process, Clarification of the Brief, Inquiry, brainstorming, Design philosophy, Design optimisation, Equipment design and costing, Hazard assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Project financial Analysis, Business planning.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Project Work - own time


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Distinction average WAM



Additional Information

Only students with an AAM of > 75% at the end of Year 3 will be invited to join this interdisciplinary group

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.