Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Science (BE(Hons)(Mech) BSc)

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Through this double degree program students can combine the concepts of mechanical engineering with science. The mechanical engineering program has a strong focus on design with a design and build project in second year followed by a more advanced project in third year and a large design / research project in the final year. This program provides a core understanding of mechanical disciplines and problem solving skills. Science studies may be chosen from chemistry, physics and mathematics. Through the science program, students learn a number of transferable skills including analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques, information technology skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from a range of backgrounds and expertise.
In addition to the academic program of study, students must complete a total of 12 weeks of full-time practical experience. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) with Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Science

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) with Bachelor of Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 78 units for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical), including Core courses to the value of 75 units and Elective courses to the value of 3 units
  2. Science Electives to the value of 42 units, including a major from the Bachelor of Science
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) with Bachelor of Science

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) with Bachelor of Science students must complete courses to the value of 120 units.

Mechanical 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
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 1100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 3
MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design 3
MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics and Control I 3
MECH ENG 2020 Materials & Manufacturing 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 3030 Structural Design & Solid Mechanics 3
MECH ENG 3101 Applied Aerodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3103 Manufacturing Engineering & Quality Systems 3
MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment 3
MECH ENG 4143A Honours Project Part A 0
MECH ENG 4143B Honours Project Part B 9

Mechanical Electives

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM ENG 4032 Composite & Multiphase Polymers 3
ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 3
MECH ENG 4101 Biomechanical Engineering 3
MECH ENG 4102 Advanced PID Control 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 4112 Combustion Technology & Emission Control 3
MECH ENG 4114 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention 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 4124 Robotics M 3
MECH ENG 4125 Stresses in Plates & Shells 3
MECH ENG 4126 Topics in Welded Structures 3
MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology 3
MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies 3

Science Electives

Courses to the value of 42 units from the following:

Level I Science Electives (6 units)
Level II Science Electives (12 units)
Level III Science Electives (24 units)
Science Electives may be chosen from courses listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Science.