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

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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Through this double degree program students can combine the concepts of mechanical engineering with mathematical and computer sciences. 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. All Mechanical Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their majors. Studies in Science may be chosen from biological sciences, chemistry, geology, 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.
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. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Contribute to the design of creative, sustainable, economic and safe solutions, which satisfy the objectives of clients and stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrate a broad, theory-based understanding of the mathematical, natural and physical sciences underpinning engineering practice, and evaluate the differences between theoretical and applied system behaviour.
  3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the computer and information sciences that underpin engineering practice.
  4. Demonstrate a substantial and contemporary body-of-knowledge of engineering methods, tools and processes for a specific discipline, complemented by relevant knowledge from related disciplines.
  5. Professionally and ethically conduct themselves and their work, respecting the communities and cultural norms within which that work is carried out.
  6. Communicate objectively and effectively, in written and oral forms, to lay and expert audiences.
  7. Apply critical and independent thinking to make sound judgements, based on evidence, theory and logical reasoning.
  8. Maintain and develop knowledge of advancements in engineering practice and research in the specific discipline, and apply this knowledge innovatively when devising solutions.
  9. Be an effective, emotionally and culturally intelligent team member, with leadership potential.
  10. Apply a systems approach to managing and developing solutions to complex problems.
  11. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by: 11.1 articulating the methods of science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry 11.2 explaining the role and relevance of science in society.
  12. Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by: 12.1 demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area 12.2 demonstrating knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area.
  13. Critically analyse and solve scientific problems by: 13.1 gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources 13.2 designing and planning an investigation 13.3 selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation 13.4 collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data 13.5 demonstrating the cooperativity and effectiveness of working in a team environment.
  14. Be effective communication of science by communicating scientific results, information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
  15. Be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by: 15.1 being independent and self-directed learners 15.2 working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context 15.3 demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practicing ethical conduct.


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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

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

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

Qualification Requirements

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 84 units from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical); Core courses to the value of at least 57 units, a Research Project to the value of 6 units and Elective courses to the value of at least 21 units, with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Renewable Energy
  2. A minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program, from the following options:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Defence Systems
    • Humanitarian Engineering
  3. Courses to the value of 36 Units from the Bachelor of Science including a major from the Bachelor of Science.
  4. 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.
  5. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  6. 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)
  7. Satisfactory completion of the SET Hands-On Training courses is required.

Core Courses