Mechanical Eng (Hons)/Science  4483
Program Summary
Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Contact: UNSW Canberra, Student Enquiries
Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Career: Undergraduate
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC For Award: 240
Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements
International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements
Award(s):
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Major)
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Program Description
The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) and the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences (PEMS) offer a dual degree program which qualifies students for two degrees after the equivalent of five years of successful fulltime study leading to the award of the degrees Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (BE (Mech) (Hons) BSc).
The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) will administer the program. Students should seek advice from the relevant School Office in the first instance, or from Student Administrative Services, UNSW Canberra. All program study plans must be approved by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) and the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences (PEMS).
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
Refer to the Bachelor of Science program objectives and graduate attributes.
Program Structure
264 UOC minus
24 UOC (double counted courses which are dependent on Science major  see details below)
240 UOC
The dual program structure requires the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) 144 UOC and Bachelor of Science 96 UOC.
120 UOC Engineering Discipline Core [114 UOC for Physics major students]
18 UOC Engineering Elective courses [24 UOC for Physics major students]
6 UOC Prescribed elective
144 UOC Engineering
48 UOC Science Discipline Core  an approved Science major
42 UOC Science Core/Elective courses
6 UOC General Education elective courses
96 UOC Science
The BE (Mech) (Hons) / BSc dual degree is offered in the following Science disciplines:
• Mathematics
• Physics
The program may be varied according to the rules governing elective selection, pre and corequisites and progression with the program. Subject to pre and corequisites and progression rules, students may take courses at any time during the program; it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the rules governing award of the degree have been met and that the program of study in each semester of enrolment is feasible with regards to progression and timetabling.
General Education Requirements
Students must complete one General Education course which may be undertaken in either Stage 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Honours
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
Award of Class of Honours
Honours Class 1: WAM of at least 80 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
Honours Class 2 Division 1: WAM of at least 75 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
Honours Class 2 Division 2: WAM of at least 65 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
(NOTE: First attempt counts. Honours WAM to be calculated to one decimal place.)
Courses will be weighted according to the following:








On the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Dual mode and 144 UOC overall students can apply for admission to do an Honours year in the Bachelor of Science (Honours). Entry to Honours requires at least a credit average (min 65) across the entire undergraduate program including a credit average over the Level III courses in a major sequence which is in the same discipline area as the proposed Honours program.
Award of Class of Honours
At the completion of their Honours program students will be awarded an honours grading as follows:
Honours Class 1: WAM 85 or greater
Honours Class 2 Division 1: WAM 75 to 84
Honours Class 2 Division 2: WAM 65 to 74
Honours Class 3 or Pass: WAM 50 to 64
Academic Rules
1. Students must complete the following courses which are double counted and shared across the two programs:
All students undertaking a Mathematics major (24 UOC):
ZPEM1303 Engineering Mathematics 1A
ZPEM1304 Engineering Mathematics 1B
ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A
ZPEM2310 Engineering Mathematics 2B
and the following shared course (6 UOC)
ZPEM1501 Physics 1A
Students undertaking the Physics major (24 UOC):
ZPEM1303 Engineering Mathematics 1A
ZPEM1304 Engineering Mathematics 1B
ZPEM1501 Physics 1A
ZPEM1502 Physics 1B
and the following shared courses (12 UOC):
ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A
ZPEM2310 Engineering Mathematics 2B
2. Requirements for the Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) in dual degree mode
Students must complete the following core and elective courses:
Engineering Core Courses
First Year
ZEIT1101 Computational Problem Solving (6 UOC)
ZEIT1501 Engineering Practice and Design (6 UOC)
ZEIT1503 Engineering Mechanics (6 UOC)
ZEIT1504 Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (6 UOC)
Mathematics major students only
ZEIT1102 Introduction to Programming (6 UOC)
Second Year
ZEIT2501 Mechanical and Electronic Design (6 UOC)
ZEIT2504 Mechanics of Solids (6 UOC)
ZINT2501 Engineering Materials and Chemistry (6 UOC)
Physics Major students only
ZEIT1102 Introduction to Programming (6 UOC)
Third Year
ZEIT2500 Thermofluids (6 UOC)
ZEIT2503 Thermofluids (6 UOC)
ZEIT2700 Mechanics of Machines(6 UOC)
Fourth Year
ZEIT3500 Engineering Structures (6 UOC)
ZEIT3501 Engineering Materials (6 UOC)
ZEIT3502 Vibration and Control Engineer (6 UOC)
ZEIT3700 Mechanical Design 1 (6 UOC)
ZEIT3701 Heat Transfer and Refrigeration (6 UOC)
Fifth Year
ZEIT4500 Engineering Project A (6 UOC)
ZEIT4501 Engineering Project B 6 UOC)
ZEIT4505 Mechanical and Aero Engineering Management (6 UOC)
ZEIT4700 Mechanical Design 2 (6 UOC)
Engineering Technical Elective Courses – select three courses (18 UOC):
ZEIT4001 Engineering Structures 2 (6 UOC)
ZEIT4003 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 UOC)
ZEIT4005 Naval Architecture (6 UOC)
ZEIT4006 Structural Integrity Assessment (6 UOC)
ZEIT4007 Rotorcraft Engineering (6 UOC)
ZEIT4008 Integrated Mechanical Design (6 UOC)
ZEIT4011 Occasional Elective 1 (6 UOC)
ZEIT4012 Occasional Elective 2 (6 UOC)
ZEIT4014 Impact Dynamics (6 UOC)
ZEIT4503 Applied Thermodynamics and Propulsion (6 UOC)
ZEIT4504 Electrical and Mechanical Plant (6 UOC)
ZEIT4703 Land Mobility and Weapons (6 UOC)
ZEIT4704 Land Vehicles (6 UOC)
ZEIT4705 Marine Project (6 UOC)
Prescribed Elective (6 UOC)
ZINT2100 Intro to CyberSecurity
Progression
To ensure that all students who complete the program attain the honours level learning outcomes of the program, the progression rules for the program are as follows:
. No level 4 BE (Mech) (Hons) core courses until 102 UOC of BE (Mech) (Hons) core courses passed
. No level 3 BE (Mech) (Hons) core courses until all introductory core passed
If any of the conditions below apply, students will be transferred to the Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Honours) program, with such transfer subject to appeal:
. 2 fails in any given core course; or
. After half or more of the BE (Mech) (Hons) attempted (more than 84 UOC), 50% or more of BE (Mech) (Hons) core courses have been failed; or
. Prior to the final 48 UOC of the Elec specialisation a WAM of less than 50%.
Practical Experience Requirements
Before graduation a candidate shall complete 60 days of approved practical engineering experience which must be done in blocks of at least 20 working days each, each block being in the service of a single employer.
3. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in dual mode
Students must complete the following core and elective courses:
A Science major stream (48 UOC) from the following list:
Mathematics; or
Physics
Science core and elective courses (42 UOC)
General Education course (6 UOC)
Notes:
a) Students undertaking a Mathematics major must include:
The following double counted courses (24 UOC):
ZPEM1303 Engineering Mathematics 1A
ZPEM1304 Engineering Mathematics 1B
ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A
ZPEM2310 Engineering Mathematics 2B
Science free elective courses (30 UOC) and the following shared course (6 UOC):
ZPEM1501 Physics 1A
Due to the duplication of content  ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A and ZPEM2310 Engineering Mathematics 2B are substitutes for the Maths courses ZPEM2311 Mathematical Modelling and ZPEM2303 Mathematical Tools for Science.
b) Students undertaking a Physics major must include:
The following double counted courses: (24 UOC):
ZPEM1303 Engineering Mathematics 1A
ZPEM1304 Engineering Mathematics 1B
ZPEM1501 Physics 1A
ZPEM1502 Physics 1B
Science free elective courses (30 UOC) and the following shared courses (12 UOC):
ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A
ZPEM2310 Engineering Mathematics 2B
Award with Distinction
High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at least 48 UOC of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".
Progression
The progression rules for the program are as follows:
. complete at least 30 UOC of Level 1 courses before enrolling in Level 2 courses
. specify your major at the time of enrolment into Level 2
. complete at least 24 UOC in your major before enrolling in Level 3 courses.
Award of the Degrees
A candidate for the award of the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) (Honours) or Bachelor of Science as part of a dual degree program shall not be eligible to be awarded either degree until he or she has completed both degree requirements.
A student who completes the requirements for both the BE (Mech) (Hons) and BSc degrees shall receive at graduation a separate testamur for each of the degrees.
A student may apply to discontinue the dual degree BE (Mech) (Hons) / BSc programs and elect to complete the BE (Mech) (Hons) degree in accordance with the rules governing award of that degree. Transfer to the BSc degree is not possible as it is unavailable to civilian students. Following discontinuation from the dual program and transfer to the BE (Mech) (Hons) single degree, courses which count toward the dual program may not in general count toward the remaining single BE degree unless they meet the single degree requirements in their own right. In particular, the General Education requirements of the single degree must be met in full.
Administration of the dual program
A student's general program will be administered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT).
Students' programs will be administered by the School of Physical, Environmental and mathematical Science (PEMS) for the BSc component of the program and by of the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) for the BE (Mech) (Hons) part of the program.
SEIT and PEMS shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerning the dual degree program not otherwise covered by these rules.