The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) prepares students for a career as a Mechanical Engineer.
The 1st year of this award contains studies in fundamental science and engineering topics including electronics, computer programming, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
The 2nd year focuses on mechanics and structures, fluid and energy, the mechanics of machines, engineering design and automation.
The 3rd and 4th years are undertaken at the University of South Australia's Mawson Lakes campus and includes advanced studies in areas such as energy conservation, manufacturing and computer-aided design.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, development and manufacture of machines and mechanical engineering systems. These include engines and turbines of various kinds, land transport vehicles, ships, aircraft, robots, pumps and fans, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, building services, industrial plants, and manufacturing processes.
Why study Mechanical Engineering at Flinders?
All our Engineering awards have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments.
The first year of this award is similar to the first year of our other Engineering awards allowing students to transfer between awards with minimal loss of time. For students without the necessary prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering Science award provides a pathway into this award.
* We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.
This is a new course. It is expected that it will meet the requirements for accreditation by Engineers Australia and be recognised internationally.
What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree?
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The first two years of the award will be undertaken at Flinders University. The latter 2 years will be taken at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus.
The Award will be conferred by the University of South Australia.
The first two years of the course are offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) a student must complete 144 units (72 units at Flinders) with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Subject to passing all first and second year topics, students are guaranteed transfer to the University of South Australia to complete the remaining two years of their program. Any requests for transfer under different circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
36 units comprising:
Digital Electronics 1
Professional Skills for Engineers
Mathematics 1A *
Engineering Physics 1
Computer Programming 1
Analog Electronics 1
Mathematics 1B *
* Students who have achieved a mark of at least 18 in SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or at least 6 in International Baccalaureate Mathematics HL, have the option of doing the corresponding topics MATH1141 Advanced Mathematics 1A (instead of MATH1121) and MATH1142 Advanced Mathematics 1B (instead of MATH1122).
36 units comprising:
Mechanical Engineering Practice #
Fluid and Energy Engineering
Mechanics and Structures
Mechanics of Machines #
Design and Automation
Engineering Project Management
* Topic not available in 2009.
Third and Fourth Year
Students take the Third and Fourth Year at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes and follow the program of study outlined on the University of South Australia website.