The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Successful completion of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or equivalent International Baccalaureate subjects is normally required for entry. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics is assumed.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering, particularly those relevant to the systematic development of mechanical engineering systems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of (mechanical) engineering
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well-developed written and oral communication skills
- structured Engineering Work experience
- the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- an ability to undertake a substantial research-oriented project
- preparation for future management roles as professional engineers.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- proficiently use Professional Skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex mechanical systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the mechanical engineering discipline and a deeper understanding of some areas of mechanical engineering
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of Professional Skills and knowledge in the area of mechanical engineering
- contribute successfully to Project Management
- plan and execute a research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
- apply skills adopted through the thesis and advanced discipline topics to postgraduate level research or advanced industrial investigation.
On completion of The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours), students will be eligible for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
Program of study
To qualify for The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) a student must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR1201 Electronics (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills (4.5 units)
ENGR1711 Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR1721 Engineering Programming (4.5 units)
ENGR1722 Engineering Physics and Materials (4.5 units)
ENGR1732 Engineering Mechanics (4.5 units)
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR2703 Mechanical Practice Certificate (0 units)
ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
ENGR2722 Analysis of Engineering Systems (4.5 units)
ENGR2741 Mechanics and Structures (4.5 units)
ENGR2751 Fluid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2771 Dynamics (4.5 units)
ENGR2812 Engineering Materials 2 (4.5 units)
ENGR2781 Mechanical Design Project (4.5 units)
PHYS2712 Thermodynamics and Energy Systems (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR2752 Mechanics of Machines (4.5 units)
ENGR3704 Project Management for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
ENGR3711 Control Systems (4.5 units)
ENGR3751 Solid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR3761 Applied Thermo-Fluid Dynamics (4.5 units)
ENGR3750 Workplace Preparation (0 units)
Plus one of:
ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum (13.5 units) (see note 1)
ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum (13.5 units) (see notes 1, 2)
Core - Year 4 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR7700A Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units) (see note 3)
ENGR7700B Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR7700C Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR7700D Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9742 Standards Ethics and Compliance (4.5 units)
ENGR7811 Advanced Mechanical Design (4.5 units)
Plus 9 units selected from*:
ENGR7702 Biomaterials (4.5 units)
ENGR7711 Advanced Control Systems (4.5 units)
ENGR7721 Advanced Vibration Analysis (4.5 units)
ENGR7861 Applied Acoustics (4.5 units)
ENGR7891 Fatigue and Fracture Analysis (4.5 units)
ENGR7921 Materials Selection in Design (4.5 units)
ENGR7961 Finite Element Methods (4.5 units)
ENGR8732 Biomechanics GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8841 Hydrostatics GE (4.5 units)
* With the permission of the Course Coordinator eligible students may enrol in Advanced Studies for Engineering
1. With the permission of the Course Coordinator students may undertake ENGR9405 Engineering Work Experience (4.5 units) plus 9 units of upper-level topics in place of ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum or ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum. ENGR9405 may be taken any time after the student has completed 63 units. Please see the topic coordinator for further details. Upper-level topics must be selected from COMP, ENGR, MATH and STAT topics at 2000-level and above.
2. ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum should be selected by those students intending to undertake their Practicum outside of Australia. Enrolment is subject to approval by the College which will consider the quality and appropriateness of the placement.
3. Students must undertake the Honours Thesis topics over a minimum of two semesters.
4. The honours grade awarded is determined in accordance with the University's Assessment Policy and Procedures and is calculated from the Weighted Average Mark of all topics at level 7000 and above taken as part of the degree as follows:
85 ≤ WAM - Honours First Class (H1)
75 ≤ WAM < 85 - Honours Second Class Division A (H2A)
65 ≤ WAM < 75 - Honours Second Class Division B (H2B)
50 ≤ WAM < 65 - Honours Third Class (H3)
Where a student has satisfied all requirements for the course but has achieved a WAM of less than 50, the WAM will be deemed 50 for the purposes of calculating the honours classification.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineeringwhere the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy.