The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40185
CRICOS code: 098285E

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) (pre 2019)

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) is designed to facilitate a broader and deeper approach to mechanical engineering which leads to a formal qualification at the Masters level. The program duration is between 1-3 years full time depending on the student’s prior qualification/s.

The program focuses on:

  • Fundamental background knowledge to successfully study mechanical engineering at an advanced level. 
  • Advanced engineering skills and knowledge required by a practicing mechanical engineer.
  • Capstone courses mechanical engineering while also completing an advanced level research program.

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge, and technical and professional attributes to provide innovative solutions to society’s needs now and into the future.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at17th Oct 2018 3:56pm
Program code40185
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code098285E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Applicants with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra); and Science, as related to mechanical engineering will, if admitted into the program, be required to complete the 240 unit or 3 year program (Pathway A).

For applicants with a Bachelor Degree in a different engineering discipline area entry and program duration will be assessed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree equivalent to the Sydney Accord standard in the same engineering discipline area: i.e. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with a UoN determined GPA of 4.5 and above, may be eligible for up to 80 units (1 year) of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Potentially reducing the program duration to 160 unit or 2 years (Pathway B). Exact RPL can only be determined on application.

Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree recognised by the Washington Accord in the same engineering discipline area, may be eligible for up to 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (2 years). Potentially reducing the program duration to 80 unit or 1 year (Pathway C). Exact RPL can only be determined on application.

University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathways

Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be awarded 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) reducing the program duration to only 80 units or 1 year (Pathway C).

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Students in Pathway A and Pathway B are required to complete 12 weeks of Industrial Experience as part of the program requirement.

It is anticipated that some commencing students may have met the Industrial Experience requirement, as such they will be deemed to have met this requirement, provided they can submit suitable evidence, such as a statement from the employer.

As students in Pathway C will already hold a Washington Accord qualification they are exempted from this requirement.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Pathway A:

The MPE (Mechanical) Pathway A comprises 240 units, 200 of which are core courses, 30 of which are directed courses, and 10 of which is an elective that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

Pathway B:

Students completing the MPE (Mechanical) Pathway B must complete 160 units, 110 of which are core courses, 30 of which are directed courses, and 20 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

Pathway C:

Students completing the MPE (Mechanical) Pathway C must complete 80 units, 20 of which are core courses, 20 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Pathway A

Pathway A Core Courses

Students in Pathway A must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH1110Mechanical Drawing/CAD and Workshop Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2360Dynamics of Machines
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2430Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2450Engineering Computations 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6400Modelling and Control
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6110Mechanical Design Project
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6410Advanced Mechanics of Solids and FEA
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6480Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6840AMPE Thesis A: Experimental Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6840BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
Pathway A Directed Courses

Students choose 30 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MECH3720Thermodynamics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA6300Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6200Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6250Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6760Renewable Energy Conversion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6830Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 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.

10 units

Pathway B

Pathway B Core Courses

Students in Pathway B must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MECH2430Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6400Modelling and Control
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6110Mechanical Design Project
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6410Advanced Mechanics of Solids and FEA
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6480Advanced Fluid Mechanics and CFD
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6840AMPE Thesis A: Experimental Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6840BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
Pathway B Directed Courses

Students choose 30 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MECH3720Thermodynamics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA6300Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6200Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6250Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6760Renewable Energy Conversion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6830Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 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

Pathway C

Pathway C Core Courses

Students in Pathway C must complete the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MECH6110Mechanical Design Project
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6840MPE Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway C Directed Courses

Students choose 20 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MCHA6100Advanced Estimation
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA6300Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA6500Mechatronics Design 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6130Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6200Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6250Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH6760Renewable Energy Conversion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 40 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.

40 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.