Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Information correct as at
3rd Jul 2015 4:14pm
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face - Flexible Delivery
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
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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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
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
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.
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.
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.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|ELEC1300||Electrical Engineering 1||10 units|
|GENG1000||Computer Aided Engineering||10 units|
|GENG1001||Introduction to Engineering Mechanics||10 units|
|GENG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|GENG1803||Introduction to Engineering Practice||10 units|
|PHYS1205||Integrated Physics||10 units|
|MATH2310||Calculus of Science and Engineering||10 units|
|MCHA2000||Mechatronic Systems||10 units|
|MECH2110||Mechanical Engineering Design 1||10 units|
|MECH2250||Materials Science and Engineering 1||10 units|
|MECH2350||Dynamics 2||10 units|
|MECH2420||Engineering Mechanics||10 units|
|MECH2450||Engineering Computations 2||10 units|
|GENG3830||Engineering Project Management||10 units|
|MECH3110||Mechanical Engineering Design 2||10 units|
|MECH3400||Materials Science and Engineering 2||10 units|
|MECH3440||Mechanics of Solids||10 units|
|MECH3700||Transport Phenomena||10 units|
|MECH3750||Applied Engineering Thermodynamics||10 units|
|ELEC4400||Automatic Control||10 units|
|MECH4400||Computational Mechanics||10 units|
|MECH4841A||Mechanical Engineering Project A||10 units|
|MECH4841B||Mechanical Engineering Project B||20 units|
Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.
Choose 20 units from the following directed courses
|MECH3130||Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates||10 units|
|MECH4220||Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation||10 units|
|MECH4580||Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing||10 units|
|MECH4830||Engineering Economic Analysis||10 units|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.