Professional mechanical engineers work with advanced technology across many fields - including transportation, energy systems, home appliances, manufacturing machinery and processes, robotics and medical technologies. In a world where global warming and environmental degradation are critical issues, mechanical engineers play a key role in developing new sustainable technologies.
The Mechanical Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE (Hons)) provides you with a comprehensive base of engineering science and technology.
Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. You must complete 120 points each year (480 points for the entire degree). In each year you will study core (compulsory) papers, and select other papers from a range of options.
In addition to successfully completing all papers, you also need to complete a minimum of 800 hours of planned supervised work placement before graduation. The aim of the work experience is to expose you to engineering practices and management systems in the work environment.
Year 1 papers - 120 points in total
The first year is mostly common to all majors. It provides you with the necessary grounding in mathematics and computational techniques, as well as developing communication and teamwork skills.
705003 Engineering Computing (15)
705010 Engineering Design Expression (15)
705011 Mechanical Principles A (15)
705012 Mechanical Principles B (15)
705013 Electrical Principles A (15)
705014 Electrical Principles B (15)
705015 Engineering Materials I (15)
715001 Engineering Mathematics I (15)
Year 2 papers - 120 points in total
Engineering analytical skills are built on the basic principles of Year 1. Year 2 papers include solid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, engineering design and manufacturing technology. Management and people skills are also introduced.
706012 Engineering Management I (15)
716001 Engineering Mathematics II (15)
766021 Manufacturing Technology (15)
766022 Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery (15)
766023 Solid Mechanics 1 (15)
766031 Engineering Design Methodology (15)
707016 Engineering Mathematics III (15)
767026 Fluids and Thermodynamics (15)
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
Engineering analysis diversifies to include higher levels of dynamics, solids mechanics and thermofluids. Independent learning, teamwork and synthesis are developed through the Mechanical Design paper. A paper in engineering management focuses on the commercial environment you will be working in and the role of a professional engineer.
707017 Engineering Management II (15)
767027 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (15)
767028 Engineering Materials II (15)
767029 Systems Dynamics and Vibrations (15)
767030 Mechanical Design (15)
767031 Mechatronics and Control (15)
767032 Solid Mechanics (15)
708024 Engineering Numerical Techniques and Statistical Analysis (15)
Year 4 papers - 120 points in total
In the final year you will do an individual industrial project. This is a supervised research-driven programme of real-life industrial experience, relevant industrial education in production processes, management techniques, research applications, design and other activities in a working environment.
768102 Robotics and Automation (15)
768013 Computer Aided Engineering and Analysis (15)
768150 Industrial Project (Mechanical) (30)
SELECT THREE PAPERS:
708014 Specialist Readings B (15)
708016 Specialist Readings D (15)
768002 Advanced Manufacturing Technology (15)
768003 Advanced Operations Management (15)
768005 Internal Combustion Engines (15)
768011 Advanced Fluids and Heat Transfer (15)
768012 Robotics and Automation (15)
768014 Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis (15)