ENEL400-14W (C) Whole Year 2014

Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Project

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 24 February 2014
End Date: Sunday, 16 November 2014
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 7 March 2014
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 5 September 2014


This course is the capstone final year honours project. It involves research and design and develops skills in life-time learning.

The purpose of the course is to develop the student in the areas of research and the application of problem-solving skills in line with engineering practices. There are no pre-existing solution paths as these are unique research and design problems.

The course typically involves research, design, fault finding, analysis and interpretation of results, and finally a professional written and oral report with regards to the research undertaken.

Learning Outcomes

  • To develop students’ ability to research, formulate and solve problems in complex engineering systems using fundamental engineering principles and mathematics. Develop skills in understanding accepted methods of dealing with uncertainty and limitations of methods. Develop leadership skills (such as time management) by giving responsibility for project management to the students. Develop effective communication skills both orally and written by requiring presentation of the project as various stages and settings.


  • Develop and demonstrate a students’ ability to perform research.
  • Develop and demonstrate self-directed learning skills.
  • Develop the ability to formulate and design solutions for complex engineering systems.
  • Develop to organise their own work and be responsible for individual accomplishment.
  • Develop effective communication skills both orally and in written form.


Final Year of Study


ENEL427, ENCE427

Course Coordinator

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Progress Report 15%
Oral Presentation 10%
Final Report 35%
Poster 5%
Research Proposal 5%
Project Inspection 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,681.00

International fee $9,275.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL400 Occurrences

  • ENEL400-14W (C) Whole Year 2014