Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) (BE(Hons)(Mech))

Program Code

BENGH

Academic Year

2022

Special Notes

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

Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 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. The program also develops written and oral communication skills and familiarity with project management. All Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their disciplines, majors and/or a choice of thematic minors. The first two years include mathematics and physics with an introduction to the basic principles of design, structural analysis, thermodynamics, materials, fluid mechanics, control and computer programming, complemented by laboratory and project work. In the third year courses are extended to develop a more complex understanding in these fields coupled with a design project, allowing students to prepare for the final year. Fourth year allows for some technical specialisation through the requirement to complete elective courses, in addition to project work. Students can choose to study majors in Aerospace Engineering, Defence Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic and Robotics Engineering, Medical Technologies, Renewable Energy, Smart Technologies and Sports Engineering.
 
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

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

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

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical), 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; Core courses to the value of 63 units and Elective courses to the value of 33 units with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Defence Systems
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Medical Technologies
    • Renewable Energy
    • Smart Technologies
    • Sports Engineering
  2. An Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program.
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.
  4. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the ECMS Hands-On Training courses is required.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

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

Mechanical Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I 3
ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems 3
ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II 3
MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics & Control I 3
MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I 3
MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice 3
MECH ENG 2101 Mechatronics IM 3
MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3111 Acoustics and Vibrations 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 1004 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
TECH 1006 Engineering Mechanics Technology 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 2001 Strength of Materials 3
MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design 3

Mechanical Courses - No Major

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENG 4001A Research Project Part A 3
ENG 4001B Research Project Part B 3

Mechanical Electives - No Major

Courses to the value of 27 units from the following:

Electives must be taken from the list of Mechanical Engineering Electives

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Electives may be any University of Adelaide Undergraduate course for which the student meets the pre-requisites. Please check the availability, restriction and incompatible section on the course planner for elective choices.