SEN710 - Engineering Project Initiation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in S751, S752, S757, S759

Students enrolled in S751, S752: SEE700, SEN700 and STP710 and must have passed 2 units in SEJ751, SEM711, SEM712, SEM722, SEE701, SEE710, SEE711, SEE712, SEE705, SEE716, SEE717, SEE718, SEN725, SEN727, SEN728, SEN769

Students enrolled in S757: SEE700, SEN700 and STP710 and must have passed 2 units in SEE719, SEE705, SEE707, SEE718

Students enrolled in S759: SEE700, SEN700 and STP710 and must have passed 2 units in SEN729, SEN769, SEN728, SEN725


Must be enrolled in course S751, S752, S757, or S759

Incompatible with: SEN719, SEN730, SEN731
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

6 x 1 hour online seminar (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11).

Students are expected to maintain a minimum of fortnightly contact with their academic supervisor either face-to-face or online. Students will attend the oral presentation on a single scheduled day during the trimester as detailed in the unit site.


As a mature practice engineer, you will be expected to take responsibility for engineering projects and programs in the most far-reaching sense. An engineers’ task is to determine, and at the same time interpret through thorough comprehension, the constraints on a specific design and achieve results within the finance capacity available. In SEN710 you will develop skills to clearly define a problem, scope a project and anticipated outcomes, and justify the feasibility of your approach to solving the problem, while demonstrating concern for stakeholder requirements, safety, risk and ethical practice. Working as a team, and with guidance from a supervisor, you will develop a detailed plan for implementing and evaluating the project progress and outcomes at various stages. The project proposal developed during SEN710, will be implemented in the subsequent unit SEN720 Project Implementation and Evaluation.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio. 

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