Course level



Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology


Chemical Engineering School, Civil Engineering School, Info Tech & Elec Engineering, Mech & Mine Engineering School




One Semester

Class contact



ENGG1000 and ENGG1211


MATH1050 or sound achievement or better in Qld Senior Maths C, ENGG1100




BE(Hons) and BE(Hons) dual degree students only

Assessment methods

Problem sets, Quizzes, Written Reflections, Team-based Reports, Peer Assessment, Mid-semester examination, Demonstration

Course coordinator

A/Professor Carl Reidsema ( & A/Prof Lydia Kavanagh (

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Introduction to a) engineering problem solving through the relationship between theoretical, mathematical and computational modelling for predicting design performance, and b) the properties, and behaviours of engineering materials in design. Students will engage in a major team based multidisciplinary design project to develop first phase virtual and second phase physical prototype solutions. Students will be able to nominate a preference for system behavioural modelling using MatLab simulation software or structural modelling and CNC machining of a system component using Creo computer aided design software. The final system prototype will be physically tested to validate predicted performance in an end of session demonstration. The primary technical learning outcomes will be addressed through a combination of online learning activities and hands-on collaborative tutorials and laboratories Students will require good project management, teamwork, information literacy, and communication skills.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile