Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

 

ENGG1100 (Engineering Design) is a compulsory foundation course for all UQ engineering students and introduces students to the way professional engineers think and work.

A significant learning component of the course is built around a major team project. You will work on this project in a team of five to six students. There are four possible projects and each project is linked to a particular practical group which meets one afternoon per week. You will find out much more about the team project once Semester 1 starts.

Choosing your project

All projects are suitable for all engineering students.

Don't fret too much about the choice. There is no expectation for you to take a particular project with respect to your discipline choice in the second year.

We recommend you pick the project that you are most interested in. We also encourage you to work across disciplines, as it will enrich your university experience and can help with making your final choice of discipline.


Students testing their autonomous raft for Project A

Project A: Autonomous Land Mine Sweeper (2019)

To do this project, you need to sign-on to: [ L1 or L2 ] + [ W1 or W2 ] + [ S1 ] + [ P01, P02, P03 or P04 ]

Related disciplines: Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software

Project A asks you to design, manufacture and demonstrate an autonomous vehicle that can search for land mines and mark their location for safety and future removal.   Your autonomous vehicle must move around the search area and locate as many land mines as possible, in a given time indicating found land mines through the use of a light or buzzer, in case of marking failure.

The project is suitable for all first year students, but will specifically develop electrical, mechanical, mechatronic and software engineering knowledge.


Students with their treatment system for Project B

Project B: Water Treatment in Timor-Leste (2019)

To do this project, you need to sign-on to: [ L1 or L2 ] + [ W1 or W2 ] + [ S2 ] + [ P5 or P06 ]

In Project B you will design and build a working treatment system that will treat grey water and produce water compliant with safe agricultural standards.   This project is embedded within the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) challenge which is based on solving real problems faced by communities.

The project is suitable for all first year students, but will specifically develop biological, chemical, environmental and materials engineering knowledge.


Students deploying their bridge for Project C

Project C: Movable Bridge (2019)

To do this project, you need to sign-on to: [ L1 or L2 ] + [ W1 or W2 ] + [ S3 ]  + [ P07 or P08]

Project C asks you to design a movable pedestrian and cyclist bridge with an integrated tower for the Oxley Creek "Greenway", befitting the Oxley Creek Common Bird Sanctuary landscape.   The bridge should be designed as a movable bridge which will automatically open when water levels exceed a specified value.

The project is suitable for all first year students, but will specifically develop civil, structural, environmental, and materials engineering knowledge.


Students with their Project D

Project D: Bucket Wheel Excavator (2019)

To do this project, you need to sign-on to:  [ L1 or L2 ] + [ W1 or W2 ] + [ P09 of P10 ] (NO SEMINAR)

Project D asks you to design, build and demonstrate a prototype for a Bucket Wheel Excavator (BWE).   The BWE must demonstrate a full operating cycle to travel, rotate, operate the conveyor belt and slew the superstructure. 

The project is suitable for all first year students, but will specifically develop electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, mining and software engineering knowledge.


Signing on to classes (2019)

Lectures (L01 and L02)

Your lectures will take place during the L class times. You only need to sign on to one lecture: L01 or L02.

Do not attend the lecture time that you are not signed up to. The lecture theatre capacity is a critical factor in occupational health and safety.

Workshops (W01 and W02)

Your workshop will take place during the W class times. You only need to sign on to one workshop: W01 or W02.

Practicals (P01 - P10) & Seminars (S1, S2 and S3)

You will work on your project with your group during your Practicals and Seminars. Please choose your practical sessions based on the project you want to do:

  • Project A: S1 and P01, P02, P03 or P04 
  • Project B: S2 and P05 or P06
  • Project C: S3 and P07 or P08
  • Project D: P09 or P10 [No Seminar] 

Contact sessions (C01 - C06) are for international students and will be allocated (as applicable) on Friday 21st February.

The 2019 timetable is below.  

PROJECT

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

A

Seminar 1 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

P01 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

P02 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

P03 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

P04 (12:00PM - 2:00PM)

 
B

Seminar 2 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

P05 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

P06 (10:00AM - 12:00PM)

P07 (10:00AM - 12:00PM)

 

 
C

Seminar 3 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

P08 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

P09 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

P10 (8:00AM - 10:00AM)

 
D
NO SEMINAR