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Thesis is an inquiry-based learning course that provides an opportunity for students to bring together engineering
principles learned through academic study. Students apply these principles to innovatively solve problems such as the
development of a specific design, process and/or the investigation of a hypothesis.

The project a student undertakes must be a complex, open-ended problem that allows room for creativity, and the
acquisition, analysis and interpretation of results. There must be multiple possible solutions or conclusions at the outset
and sufficient complexity to require a degree of project planning from the student.

The thesis requires the student to become critically conversant in the academic and professional literature on a particular
topic, formulate problems in engineering terms, manage an engineering project and find solutions by applying engineering
methods. Students are expected to understand how their project fits within the discipline and broader societal context.
Students also develop their ability to work in a research and development environment.

This course is similar to a combination of CEIC4951, CEIC4952 and CEIC4953, but carried out in one session.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: at least 144 Units taken in Chemical Eng or Industrial Chem programs and INDC2003 CEIC3003

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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