Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy) (BE(Hons)(Mech&SustEngy))

Program Code

BENG

Program Minimum Units

96

Standard Duration

4 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

AQF Level

08

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program specialises in the design of systems that use heat and fluid flow to generate energy. It includes the assessment of aerodynamics, structural loads, vibrations, thermal power and cooling cycles, combustion and automatic control. In addition to considering more sustainable, traditional forms of energy production, the program is concerned with all possible renewable energy forms including wind, wave, tidal, solar, geothermal, hydro, pumped storage and biomass. This program is suitable for students interested in designing sustainable and renewable energy systems and in solving problems related to sustainability. Graduates will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for designing sustainable and renewable energy systems and in solving problems related to sustainability. The first two years of the program have a strong emphasis on design and engineering science fundamentals. This allows students to build a solid foundation in core mechanical engineering skills and knowledge. Years three and four build on the basic principles established in the first two years and focus on the design of systems that use heat and fluid to generate energy.
Students are also required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience during their study.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units, including Core courses to the value of 90 units and Elective courses to the value of 6 units
  2. A total of 12 weeks practical experience approved by the Faculty and of which a minimum 6 weeks should be under the supervision of a professional engineer
  3. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL in lieu of either a core or elective course as advised by the Faculty
  4. Students who have not undertaken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in Mathematics IM, followed by Mathematics IA with Mathematics IB taken in Summer Semester to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level I. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Sustainable Energy) students must complete courses to the value of 96 units.

Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I 3
CHEM ENG 4048 Biofuels, Biomass & Wastes 3
DESST 3519 Advanced Architecture Technologies 3
ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems 3
ELEC ENG 2102 Electric Energy Conversion 3
ENTREP 3006 Energy Management, Economics & Policy 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3
MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB 3
MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics and Professional Practice 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
MECH ENG 1105 Introduction to Sustainable Energy Engineering 3
MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design 3
MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics and Control I 3
MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I 3
MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice 3
MECH ENG 2101 Mechatronics IM 3
MECH ENG 3027 Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice 3
MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II 3
MECH ENG 3101 Applied Aerodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment 3
MECH ENG 4112 Combustion Technology & Emission Control 3
MECH ENG 4143A Honours Project Part A 0
MECH ENG 4143B Honours Project Part B 9
MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology 3
MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies 3

Electives

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneurs Challenge 3
MECH ENG 4104 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics 3
MECH ENG 4105 Advanced Vibrations 3
MECH ENG 4107 Airconditioning 3
MECH ENG 4111 CFD for Engineering Applications 3
MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics 3
MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures 3
MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics 3
MECH ENG 4121 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis 3
MECH ENG 4126 Topics in Welded Structures 3