MJRH-MCENG v.1 Mechanical Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Mechanical Engineering addresses the analysis and development of technological systems involving motions, and permits humanity to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature, providing for the needs of society. The conception, design, manufacture, control, maintenance and management of such systems come under the purview of mechanical engineering. These mechanical systems may comprise mechanisms or machines made up of moving components or involve fluid flow within or around solid structures to impart forces or energy interactions. These could range from micro-mechanical devices through to massive power generating turbines. Modern air and ground transport systems, and thermal power generation are a few key examples of Mechanical Engineering accomplishments. The work of a mechanical engineer could include the design and specification of components or entire systems, design and planning of manufacturing processes, plant operation and maintenance, consulting, research and development, and management. These tasks are common to a wide range of industries such as power generation, air conditioning, mining, mineral and material processing, transport, water supply and their support industries.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. a sound working knowledge of the fundamental principles that underpin Mechanical Engineering
2. specialised knowledge and skills in a chosen area of Mechanical Engineering
3. ability to apply knowledge using a realistic and practical approach to problem-solving and design
4. ability to think both creatively and analytically
5. skills to learn both independently and as part of a group through a variety of different methods
6. self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set goals for themselves
7. confidence and possessing the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel
8. the ability to work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective
9. the platform and width of knowledge from which to continuously develop their potential as a professional engineer contributing positively to the community at large
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MCEN2000||v.1||Fundamentals of Strength of Materials||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ENEN2000||v.2||Engineering Sustainable Development||3.0||12.5|
|MCEN2002||v.1||Fundamentals of Mechanical Design||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN2001||v.1||Fundamentals of Thermodynamics||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|MCEN3005||v.1||Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibration||5.0||25.0|
|MCEN3003||v.1||Competitive Manufacturing Processes||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN3004||v.1||Advanced Strength of Materials||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN3000||v.1||Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|MCEN3006||v.1||Linear Systems and Control||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN3002||v.1||Applied Fluid Mechanics||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|MCEN4005||v.1||Mechanical Engineering Research Project 1||2.5||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||75.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|BLAW2000||v.2||Law for Engineers||3.0||12.5|
|MCEN4006||v.1||Mechanical Engineering Research Project 2||1.0||25.0|
|MCEN4010||v.1||Professional Engineering Practice||3.0||12.5|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|MCEN4011||v.1||Engineering Design Methodology||3.0||25.0|
|MCEN4012||v.1||Sustainable Energy Systems and Technologies||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN4014||v.1||Measurement Science and Technology||3.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|MCEN4000||v.1||Design For Manufacturing||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN4001||v.1||Industrial Fluid Mechanics||5.0||25.0|
|MCEN4008||v.1||Finite Element Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|MCEN4009||v.1||Engineering Noise Control||3.5||25.0|
|MCEN4013||v.1||Advanced Refrigeration System Design||5.0||25.0|
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