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, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics or Renewable Energy. Students can also choose a minor in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Defence Systems, Entrepreneurship, or Humanitarian Engineering.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) is an AQF Level 8 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.

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.


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)

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. Core courses to the value of 57 units.
  2. A Research Project to the value of 6 units.
  3. Elective courses to the value of 33 units with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Renewable Energy
  4. A minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program from the following options:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Defence Systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Humanitarian Engineering
  5. 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.
  6. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering.
  7. Satisfactory completion of the SET Hands-On Training courses is required.

Core Courses