Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng - 3710

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 4 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 192

UAC Code: 425050

Domestic Entry Cut-off: 91.00  

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Engineering (Major)

Bachelor of Engineering (Research)

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Program Description

The program 3710 leads to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and is designed to provide the appropriate academic training for the professional engineer in the fields of Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Naval Architecture. The first two years of these disciplines are almost identical with some variation for Mechatronic Engineering whilst the third and fourth years contain a number of common courses. Professional elective courses provide for a limited degree of specialisation in the fourth year. Each student is required to submit a thesis at the end of the final year and to deliver a seminar on the topic of the thesis. Each student is also required to undertake 60 days of Industrial Training.

The School also offers the dual degree programs:

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please see Rules

Program Structure

Each of the disciplines consists of a total of 192 Units Of Credit made up as follows:
  • 168 Units Of Credit as specified in the corresponding stream below
  • Plus 12 Units Of Credit of General Education
  • Plus 12 Units Of Credit of Professional Electives

BE Aerospace Engineering AEROA13710
BE Manufacturing Engineering and Management (for students currently enrolled) MANFA13710
BEMechanical and Manufacturing (for students commencing 2014 onwards)
BE Mechanical EngineeringMECHA13710
BE Mechatronic Engineering MTRNA13710
BE Naval Architecture NAVLA13710

The timing of the general education courses and elective courses may be modified to optimize the student's choice of courses. Suggestions for other course sequences consistent with timetabling and availability can be found on the School website. While some courses are given twice a year, many courses are given only once a year. In addition, courses may have prerequisites and exclusions. Thus students should plan their enrolments appropriately.

General Education Requirements

Please see Rules


Please seeHonours Policy

Academic Rules

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Industrial Experience Requirements

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Professional Recognition

The Institution of Engineers, Australia, recognises the degree of BE in any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School as meeting the examination requirements for admission to graduate and corporate membership. Substantial or complete recognition is accorded to the BE degree programs by overseas engineering institutions.

The award of the BE degree in Aerospace Engineering is recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society as giving exemption from the formal examination requirements for corporate membership. Advancement from graduate membership to associate membership grade is awarded on a case by case basis after a further period of some years of professional experience.

The award of the BE degree in Naval Architecture is recognised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), London, as the academic qualification for corporate membership of that body.
  • A student who is faced with compiling a timetable comprising courses from two academic years must give preference to courses from the lower year.
  • For students taking the Manufacturing Engineering and Management stream, the accounting courses GENC1001, GENC1002 or GENC1003 should not be chosen as they partially duplicate course ACCT9003.

Thesis Arrangements
  • The course MMAN4000 Professional Engineering must only be taken in conjunction with either MMAN4010 Thesis A or MMAN4020 Thesis B.
  • 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. MMAN4020 carries the mark for the thesis project.
  • MMAN4010 is graded satisfactory (SY)/failure (FL). If a student receives a failure (FL) in MMAN4010, a student cannot proceed with MMAN4020.
  • If the project is abandoned during MMAN4020, or if MMAN4020 is failed, then the satisfactory (SY) for MMAN4010 is changed to failure (FL). To complete the degree, a completely new topic must be chosen and the student must enrol again in both MMAN4010 and MMAN4020. (For BE/MBiomedE students, read BIOM5001 instead of MMAN4010 and BIOM5003 instead of MMAN4020).

Area(s) of Specialisation