Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

ENGG1200 (Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving) is a compulsory foundation course for all UQ engineering students and introduces students to engineering problem solving and the properties and behaviours of engineering materials in design.

A significant learning component of the course is built around a major team project. You will work on this project in a team of six to eight students. There are two possible projects and each project is linked to a particular practical group. You will find out much more about the team project once the semester starts.

Choosing your project

All projects are suitable for all engineering students.

Do not fret too much about the choice. There is no expectation for you to have taken any particular project when you choose your engineering discipline in second year.

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

Below are the projects from ENGG1200 in 2019. 

Students testing their glider for Project A

Project A: Prototype Fixed-Wing UAV for Remote Sensing and Monitoring (2019)

To do this project, you need to sign-on to: [ S01 or S02 ] + [ P1, P2, P3, P04, P05 or P06 ]

Project A asks you to design an UAV aircraft prototype suitable to be launched ballistically from a high-energy rail, that then glides for maximum range.

The UAV must be able to broadcast its state of position, acceleration and landing, and maximise both distance travelled and flight time, in a number of flight tests. 

You must also provide an accurate prediction of your flight trajectory using wind tunnels, industry-standard modelling and simulation software packages (CAD, Computation Fluid Dynamics etc.).

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

Students with their control system for Project B

Project B: Aquaponics Fish Farm Water Treatment and Control (2019):

To do this project, you need to sign-on to: [ S01 or S02 ] + [ P7, P8, P09 or P10 ]

A client proposes building an aquaponics farm using tilapia fish in Tasmania's Little Swanport River Catchment.  Students are assisting this proposal through preparation of a proof-of concept model of the required water treatment process.

The model considers the physical and virtual aspects of the water treatment process, specifically water flow splitting, pump selection, mixing, batching and an optimised control system.  

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

Signing on to classes 

Seminars (S01 and S02)

Your seminar will take place during the S class times. You only need to sign on to one seminar: S01 or S02.

Practicals (P01 - P10)

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

  • Project A: [ P01, P02, P03, P04, P05 or P06 ]
  • Project B: [ P07, P08, P09 or P10 ] 

Workshop (Materials)

Your workshop is directly linked to your chosen project session (E.g. P01 Monday 11:00am-1:00pm AND P01 Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm only.)

The 2019 timetable is below.








P01 11:00am - 1:00pm

P02 5:00pm - 7:00pm

P07 5:00pm - 7:00pm

P01 (W) 3:00pm - 5:00pm

P03 8:00am - 10:00am

P04 3:00pm - 5:00pm

P02 (W) 8:00am - 10:00am

P03 (W) 2:00pm - 4:00pm

P04 (W) 4:00pm - 6:00pm

P05 8:00am - 10:00am

P05 (W) 12:00pm - 2:00pm

P06 (W) 5:00pm - 7:00pm





P08 8:00am - 10:00am



P07 (W) 10:00am - 12:00pm

P09 8:00am - 10:00am

P08 (W) 8:00am - 10:00am

P09 (Wo) 3:00pm - 5:00pm

P10 8:00am - 10:00am

P10 (W) 12:00pm - 2:00pm