Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Bachelor of Business

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This program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in mechanical engineering and business whilst completing two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separage degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

This program offers a sound introduction to the fundamental principles of engineering science and practice as well as systems while the business component involves selecting a major sequence from either international business, industrial relations/human resource management, management or marketing. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake an industrially related project in their final year of study in the engineering degree and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program.


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 to 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 that 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.


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

The B Engineering (Mechanical)component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and 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.

A Bachelor of Business (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students. Please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information.


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

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/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 Business are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.


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

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 mechanical engineering and business combined program comprises a minimum of 420 units completed over five years of study and is available at Callaghan Campus. In this program, students have the opportunity to select electives according to their individual areas of interest.

To meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Business component of the degree, students must complete a minimum of 160 units of courses, that comprise: all Core Courses, and a major sequence prescribed for the degree. There are five major sequences available: eBusiness, International Business, Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing. A major sequence of study consists of at least 30 units at 2000 level and 40 units at 3000 level in a prescribed course area. For details of courses refer to the Approved Courses in the Bachelor of Business entry.

Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of electives involves timetable clashes, or where elective courses are not offered in a particular year.Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the relevant Program Convenor regarding their academic program.


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 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
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
MKTG2100Principles of MarketingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Back to topYear 2 (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.
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision MakersSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of LawTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 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.
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business DecisionsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1001Managing the OrganisationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in BusinessTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MCHA2000Mechatronic SystemsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3110Mechanical Engineering Design 2Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3400Materials Science and Engineering 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3440Mechanics of SolidsTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 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.
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global EconomySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ACFI2005FinanceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2001Business StrategySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
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
PHIL3930Human Values & Commercial PracSemester 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 Mechanical Engineering directed courses.
MECH3130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and ParticulatesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MECH4220Bulk Materials Handling and TransportationSemester 2 - 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
MECH4890COMPUTER SIMULATION AND MODELLINGNot currently offered10 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.
INFT3100Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3004Organisational Structures and DesignTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and SocietyTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC4400Automatic ControlSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 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
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from these 3000 level B. Business directed courses.
BUSN3001Project in BusinessSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing DiversitySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG3000Strategic Marketing ManagementTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge ManagementSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3003Leadership and EntrepreneurshipTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational ChangeTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units from these 2000 level B.Business directed courses. Recommend:10 units in Yr 3; 10 units in Yr 4.
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource ManagementTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer BehaviourSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2002Business VenturingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units