Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

A combined Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering degree provides the student with a significant skill set that will provide ongoing benefits. Mechanical engineers facilitate modern society by designing and developing items that function as key infrastructure. Though only a small area of mechanical engineering, the most recognisably mechanical engineering item are transportation devices. These include automobiles, trains, busses and aircraft. Mechatronics engineers originated from Mechanical engineers though with a particular focus on the implementation of control theory, computers and electronic hardware. The term Mechatronics is now well established and has its own distinct degree structure which is still rooted in mechanical engineering. It is evident that a significant amount of mechatronics is involved in most modern mechanical devices and this program recognises that a broader skill bases will be necessary in the future of mechanical or mechatronics engineering.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible. Please Note: This program is not available for International Students.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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This B Engineering combined degree program, which uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743): A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2; Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Requirements for qualification for the award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/for-students/industrial-experience


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)/Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is not available to International Students.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue. Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


Additional Information (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)/Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) program is a 5 year program offered at Callaghan Campus, comprising of 400 units. Students are given the skills required to analyse and design solutions for a diverse range of engineering problems with theoretical studies complemented by practical laboratory and field exercises throughout the program. Students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information


Transition Arrangements Back to top

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation that may be contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ELEC1300Electrical Engineering 1Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1000Computer Aided EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1001Introduction to Engineering MechanicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1

MATH1210 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1110. (The assumed competency for MATH1210 is HSC Extension 1 with a performance in Band 4).

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

MATH1220 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1120.

Mid Summer - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated PhysicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA2000Mechatronic SystemsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2350Dynamics 2Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2420Engineering MechanicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2450Engineering Computations 2Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2700ThermofluidsTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ELEC1700Computer Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical CircuitsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2700Computer Engineering 2Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3110Mechanical Engineering Design 2Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3440Mechanics of SolidsTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3700Transport PhenomenaSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3750Applied Engineering ThermodynamicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from these 3000 level directed courses.
ELEC3400Signal ProcessingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital CommunicationsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and ParticulatesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MECH4220Bulk Materials Handling and TransportationSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 4 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ELEC3240ElectronicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Embedded SystemsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MCHA3000Mechatronic System Design ISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MECH3400Materials Science and Engineering 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic ControlSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4410Advanced Control System DesignSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MECH4400Computational MechanicsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from these 4000 level directed courses.
ELEC4160Advanced Drives and Power ElectronicsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ELEC4210Electronics DesignTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4580Adv Computer Aided Engineering and ManufacturingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4830Engineering Economic AnalysisTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Back to topYear 5 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
GENG3830Engineering Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA3900Mechatronic System Design IISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
PHIL3910Technology and Human ValuesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH4841AMechanical Engineering Project ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4841BMechanical Engineering Project BTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)