Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

ECE4094 & ECE4095 - Thesis Projects A & B


The project units (ECE 4094 and ECE 4095 combined) are a challenging opportunity to pursue an individual project independently and are likely to require extended effort. The two units together include a preparatory literature review and developmental work such as design, construction and programming. Students choose a project that interests them, and are assigned to a single or a team of supervising staff members.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Critically assess and formulate a problem through analysis of relevant published literature
  • Create/Select and apply appropriate resources and tools to work over an extended period on a complex engineering problem
  • Organise complex technical information and communicate both orally and in writing
  • Evaluate and apply fundamental principles of electrical and computer systems engineering to a complex engineering problem
  • Develop/Design an appropriate solution to solve a complex engineering problem
  • Assess and synthesize results of investigation to provide valid conclusions
  • Assume responsibility and comply with safety aspects of the project
  • Follow environmental guidelines as required
  • Comply with ethical principles relevant to the project
  • Initiate ideas to solve complex problems and have the desire to work independently
  • Organise and manage a project of significant duration to an agreed timetable and budget


Two semester long project work which consists of the following assessment components:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Requirement Analysis
  • Design Document and Mid Semester Progress Report
  • Final Thesis Report
  • Final Presentation

Contact hours

Private study 12 hours consisting of researching and reading, meetings with supervisors, attending training workshops, preparing documentation and doing project work.

Introductory Remarks

All level four students must engage in a final year project (FYP). Moodle is the official website for ECSE project management. Once you are enrolled in project units, visit Moodle on a regular basis to keep yourself updated about course requirements and deadlines. Students seeking to do projects are advised to discuss their interests with members of staff and make a joint decision on the choice of topic.

The supervisor will then update Moodle accordingly to formalize the project allocation. Closing date for the project selection is Friday, Week 1 of the semester. For further enquiry, please email the Final Year Project Coordinator, Dr Narayanan Ramakrishnan at Room 2-4-37, Tel: (+603) 5514 6256, Email: ramakrishnan@monash.edu