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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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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.


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

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 SET Hands-On Training courses is required.

Core Courses