Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Handbook

This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Information correct as at

31st Mar 2015 11:24am

Program Code

10205

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face - Flexible Delivery

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Mechanical engineers work to improve the design, safety and energy efficiency of the machines that support industry and society - machines such as CD players, air conditioners, wheelchairs, cars, lifts and aircraft. It is perhaps the broadest of all engineering disciplines and allows students to choose from the widest possible range of specialisations.


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Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory Program Requirements

Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience

Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and many other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The mechanical engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units in which students are given the skills required to analyse and design solutions for a diverse range of engineering problems.

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.


Transition Arrangements

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 contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ELEC1300Electrical Engineering 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1000Computer Aided Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1001Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA2000Mechatronic Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2350Dynamics 2
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2420Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2450Engineering Computations 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2700Thermofluids
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3110Mechanical Engineering Design 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3400Materials Science and Engineering 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3440Mechanics of Solids
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3700Transport Phenomena
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3750Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic Control
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH4400Computational Mechanics
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4841AMechanical Engineering Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4841BMechanical Engineering Project B
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHIL3930Human Values and Commercial Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

MECH3130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4220Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4580Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH4830Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4890Computer Simulation and ModellingNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

Graduating with Honours The Faculty uses the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) as a measure for determining Honours in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy. Graded Honours is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program and dissertation. Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted.

There are three levels of Honours: *Honours Class 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research component. *Honours Class II, Division 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component. *Honours Class II, Division 2 - you will require a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research component.

To calculate your WAM, visit:  http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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