School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Do you want to enrol in a thesis?  This page outlines which thesis course code to enrol in, how to enrol and how to submit your thesis.

The information below is a guide only.  Students must refer to the relevant Course Profile for further information.

Which thesis course do I enrol in?

Course Program Project Start Duration Units
MECH4500 BE Mechanical, Mech & Materials, Mech & Aero Individual Thesis Semester 1 Year-long 4
MECH4501 BE Mechanical, Mech & Materials, Mech & Aero Individual Thesis Semester 2 Year-long 4
ENGG4011 BE Mechanical, Mech & Materials, Mech & Aero CEED Project Semester 1 or 2 Semester 6
MINE4122 & MINE4123 BE Mining Engineering Individual Thesis

Semester 1 or 2

Year-long 4
ENGG4281 3+1+X Study Abroad Individual Thesis Semester 1 Year-long 8
ENGG4282 3+1+X Study Abroad Individual Thesis Semester 2 Year-long 8
ENGG7280 BE/ME Individual Thesis Semester 1 or 2 Semester 8
ENGG7241 MEngSci & MEngSci (Man) Individual Thesis Semester 1 Year-long 4
ENGG7242 MEngSci & MEngSci (Man) Individual Thesis Semester 2 Year-long 4
ENGG7240 MEngSci & MEngSci (Man) Individual Thesis Semester 1 or 2 Semester 4
ENGG7281 MEngSci, MEngSci (Man) & Master of Engineering Individual Thesis Semester 1 Year-long 8
ENGG7282 MEngSci, MEngSci (Man) & Master of Engineering Individual Thesis Semester 2 Year-long 8
 
Selection of a thesis topic

If you do not yet have a thesis project or supervisor arranged for your studies.  Selection of a thesis topic can be done in three ways:

  1. The School publishes a list of potential thesis topics on its theses database available at https://student.eait.uq.edu.au/projectdb/.  Students can select a topic from this list.  Contact the supervisor and gain support from the supervisor to take on the project.  Please note that more projects will be added to this database prior to the commencement of the Semester.
  2. A thesis can be done with an industrial partner.  Students may propose a topic with an industrial partner provided that a UQ academic is willing to be the University-based supervisor for the project.  The student is required to present the proposed industry project to an academic for discussion.  The final decision on whether the student may do the project is up to the UQ academic.
  3. A student may propose their own topic for a thesis.  The student is required to present their proposed topic to an academic for discussion  The final decision on whether the student may do the project is up to the UQ academic.
 
How to enrol

To enrol in your thesis course, please follow the instructions provided here: 

Course Enrolment instructions Having difficulties finding a supervisor?
MECH4500, MECH4501 and MINE4122

Email studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au (Cc your supervisor) with the following details:

  • Student name
  • Student number
  • Name of UQ Academic Supervisor
  • Project title

Please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss your supervision needs. 

ENGG4011

Email studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au with the following details:

  • Student name
  • Student number
  • Name of CEED Industry Supervisor
  • Name of UQ Academic Supervisor
  • CEED Project title

Please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss your supervision needs. The Course Coordinator's details can be found online here

ENGG4281 & ENGG4282

Email studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au with your completed Permission to Enrol form.

Please contact one of the below academics for assistance:
Materials Engineering: Prof Jin Zou
Mechanical Engineering: Prof Han Huang

ENGG7280 Contact the EAIT Employability team on employability@eait.uq.edu.au to discuss your placement opportunities. The EAIT Employability team will liaise directly with the School to finalise your thesis enrolment.  Please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss your supervision needs. The Course Coordinator's details can be found online here
ENGG7241, ENGG7242, ENGG7240, ENGG7281 & ENGG7282 Email studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au with your completed Permission to Enrol form. 

Please contact one of the below academics for assistance: 
Chemical Engineering: Prof John Zhu
Civil Engineering: A/Prof Peter Nielsen
Materials Engineering: Prof Andy Atrens
Mechanical Engineering: Prof Hal Gurgenci

Confidentiality of thesis

If you are undertaking an industry-based thesis, prior to commencement of the project, check with your industry supervisor to see if there will be any confidentiality requirements for the thesis.  Note that academics not involved in the project will examine the thesis and this need to be recognised and acknowledged by the industry partner.  Unless an agreement is in place otherwise, theses will also be uploaded and made available in the UQ Library Collection.

If your industry advisor indicates that the thesis should be kept confidential for some period of time, the University has an “EAIT and Earth Sciences – Thesis Project Agreement” for this purpose. This agreement will also cover confidentiality of the thesis during the examination process.   Please contact the School Office (studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au) with the following information to enable preparation of an agreement:

  1. Student Name
  2. Student Number
  3. Project Title
  4. Project Description
  5. Company Name
  6. Company – Supervisor of Project
  7. Company – Contact for agreement

If the industry partner wishes to make any changes to the standard agreement or, if another confidentiality agreement is proposed, this will be passed on to the UQ Legal Office by the School for negotiation.  This can take of the order of a month or more.  If the industry partner wishes to take this route, the proposed agreement should be sent to the School Office (studentenquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.auprior to commencement of the project.  It is up to you to send the proposed agreement to the School office for processing.

If your thesis is to remain confidential for a period of time, include an accompanying Confidentiality Submission Letter in your final report. This letter is normally located in the report immediately after the title page and before the abstract.

 

Thesis Format

Please check the Engineering Theses Submissions website and information in the Course Profile. 

 
Submission

Please see the Course Profile for thesis submission instructions.