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  • Objectives
    Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems. Areas of study within the Mechanical Engineering course include a foundation in physical and engineering sciences along with engineering mechanics, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, advanced engineering materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control systems, heating and cooling systems, and project management. Graduates will have competencies in all major areas of mechanical engineering, and be able to participate in and lead complex multidisciplinary projects. The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will have strong analytical skills and the ability to lead complex projects. Mechanical engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry including product design and development, manufacturing, road and transport, mining and resource, public utilities, agriculture, defence, aerospace and consulting.
  • Entry requirements
    Satisfactory performance in TEE Calculus or Applicable Mathematics, or equivalent, is required. TEE Physics is desirable. Students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or its equivalent in an allied engineering field may be admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering with advanced standing. Special admission requirements Note: Students who have not completed TEE Calculus or TEE Physics (or equivalents) will be required to complete bridging units during the first year of their studies.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Course description
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    Mechanical Engineer,

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course is comprised of a total of 33 units (480 credit points including one 0 credit point practicum unit).

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                                 Points
    ENS1154    Introduction to Engineering         15
    ENS1162    Electrical Engineering 1A              15
    MAT1236    Calculus 1    *                              15
    SCP1111    Physics of Motion    **                 15

    * Students without TEE Calculus should enrol in the bridging unit MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics, and should enrol in MAT1236 in a later semester. ** Students without TEE Physics should enrol in the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics, and should enrol in SCP1111 in a later semester.

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                                   Points
    ENM1102    Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design         15
    ENS1115    Materials and Manufacturing 1                                        15
    ENS1253    Electrical Engineering 1B                                                 15
    MAT1163    Linear Algebra                                                                 15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                                                                   Points
    CSP1150    Programming Principles                                                  15
    ENM2104    Instrumentation and Measurement                               15
    ENS2159    Engineering Innovation and Ethics                                 15
    MAT2236    Differential Equations                                                     15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                                 Points
    ENS2110    Materials and Manufacturing 2                                      15
    ENM2210    Engineering Mechanics                                                 15
    ENS3341    Signals and Systems                                                     15
    ENS2259    Thermodynamics                                                           15

    Year Three - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                                                                 Points
    ENS3180    Finite Element Methods                                                 15
    ENS3255    Engineering Tribology                                                    15
    ENM3218    Fluid Mechanics                                                             15
    ENS3260    Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems           15

    Year Three - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                              Points
    ENS3105    Mechanical Design and Development          15
    ENS3220    Electrical Machines and Transformers         15
    MAT3484    Data Analysis and Modelling                       15
    Elective 1

    Year Four - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                      Points
    ENS4111    Engineering Practicum         0
    ENS3243    Structural Analysis             15
    ENS4251    Control Systems                15
    ENS4152    Project Development         15
    Elective 2

    Year Four - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                             Points
    ENS4200    Building Services                       15
    ENS4240    Industrial Control                      15
    ENS4543    Engineering Management         15
    ENS4253    Engineering Project                  15

    Recommended Electives
    Unit            Description                                                             Points
    ENS2170    Principles of Industrial Maintenance                         15
    ENS2455    Circuit Analysis                                                         15
    ENS2257    Microprocessor Systems                                           15
    ENS2256    Digital Electronics                                                     15
    ENS3245    Steel Design                                                             15
    ENS3343    Data Communication and Computer Networks         15
    ENS3170    Vibrations and Condition Monitoring                         15
    ENS4442    Robotics 1                                                                 15
    ENS4549    Water Supply Engineering                                        15
    ENS4209    Process Control                                                        15
    ENS4200    Building Services                                                      15

    Note: Electives chosen from outside this list must be approved by the course coordinator.

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