SEN719 - Project Initiation


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250



SEE700, STP710 and must be enrolled in one of the following specialisations: Mechanical Engineering Design (SP-S000049), Mechatronics and Control Engineering (SP-S000051), Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering (SP-S000076), Additive Manufacturing (SP-S000085), Civil Engineering (SP-S000086)

Incompatible with:

SEN730 and SEN731

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week.


SEN719 enables students to develop a detailed plan and proposal for an engineering project. Teams of students will work with their academic supervisor/ industry supervisor to formulate a project proposal that clearly defines the objectives, scope and justification for the project and incorporates consideration of any key stakeholder requirements, as well as safety, risk and ethical factors. This project requires research investigation involving critical review and interpretation of literature on a selected topic, a proof of concept or preliminary results and provides an opportunity for the practical application and integration of the professional skills studied in other units of the Master degree. A University-allocated supervisor prior to commencement of work must formally approve research project proposals. The project proposal developed during SEN719, will be implemented in the subsequent unit SEN720 Project Implementation and Evaluation.

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