Mechanical Engineering - MECHAH3768

Stream Summary

Faculty: ENG - Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 3768 - Eng (Hons) / MBiomedE


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

The Mechanical Engineering stream provides a versatile, comprehensive coverage of areas involving the conception and design of machinery and mechanical plant, the supervision of its construction, operation and maintenance, the planning and supervision of large engineering projects, and general engineering management. Due to its wide range, a number of options are provided as Technical Elective courses in the final year. These are preferentially linked to provide a direction appropriate to the needs of Australian industry and to the specific interests of students, although some flexibility is available if required. Typical fields which may be encompassed by the program include building services, computer-aided design, power generation, energy and environmental systems, gas and liquid handling, bio-mechanics, materials handling, control systems and transport. An emphasis is placed on the application of engineering science, development and management in these fields.

Stream Structure

This page outlines the core rules for the Mechanical Engineering stream when taken as part of a single or dual award. The requirements will total 168 units of credit, in addition to any other requirements outlined on the main program page.

Full time students complete four (24 UOC) courses per semester.

Recommended plans of study may be found here

Year 1

Choose ONE of:
And ONE of:
And ONE of:
Plus these following 2 courses:
And ONE of:
Plus choose up to 2 electives (12 UOC) from the Year 1 Elective List
  1. ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the MECH Stream.
  2. CVEN1300 is an acceptable alternative for MMAN1300
  3. Not all courses are offered in both semesters but students should complete 24 UOC in each semester.
  4. Students in BE(Hons)/BSc(Computer Science) dual degree should take COMP1521 as one of their first year electives.

The following courses must be taken to complete the stream:
Note: MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D is an alternative to MATH2019.
Disciplinary Electives

Students should take at least 18 UOC of the following:
  • A minimum of 60 days Industrial Training must be completed.
Thesis Arrangements
  • MMAN4010 and MMAN4020 must be undertaken in two consecutive semesters which are the final two semesters of candidature.
  • A student must not be enrolled in more than 24 units of credit in any semester involving MMAN4010 and MMAN4020.
  • A single thesis project is commenced in MMAN4010 and completed in MMAN4020.
  • MMAN4010 is a graded course, carrying 25% of the total thesis mark (for Honours weighting purposes). If a student receives a failure (FL) in MMAN4010, a student cannot proceed with MMAN4020, and must reattempt MMAN4010.
  • If the project is abandoned during MMAN4020, a completely new topic must be chosen and the student must enrol again in both MMAN4010 and MMAN4020.
  • BE/MBiomedE students must take BIOM5001 instead of MMAN4010 and BIOM5003 instead of MMAN4020.

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