Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical (Honours)

University of Newcastle

In this program, students will apply fundamental studies in engineering design, computer aided engineering, the dynamics of mechanical systems, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and engineering materials to engineering problems. Students gain the skills to improve the performance, safety and energy efficiency of machines, systems and structures that support industry and society. The program encourages the development of computer aided engineering skills and an understanding of automation as required by many industries. Students apply these skills to analyse and design solutions for a range of engineering problems in diverse fields such as mining, materials handling, renewable energy and aeronautics.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (physics preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Structure:

This 4 year program comprises 320 units, of which 280 units are core courses and 40 units are elective pathway courses. Elective pathway courses gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. Students must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience. A graded honours classification is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-mechanical; Engineering-management; Engineering-aeronautical

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Recognition:

This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Mechanical Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 82.05 Yes Full time 4 years
Callaghan 82.05 Yes Part time 8 years
The University of Newcastle is rated in the top 250 universities in the world and in 2014 was ranked number 1 in Australia of universities under 50 years of age.

The University of Newcastle has campuses in the Newcastle CBD, at Callaghan, on the Central Coast at Ourimbah, serving a regional community of more than 750,000. There is also a campus in the Sydney CBD and in Singapore in partnership with PSB Academy.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs through five Faculties as well as a number of enabling programs including Open Foundation (for students aged over 21), Newstep (for students aged 17 to 21) and Yapug, a pre-degree preparation program for Indigenous students.

The student population is over 42,000 with international student enrolment growing annually. This year over 7,000 students from more than 60 countries will study both on and off-shore in teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering, science, technology and business.

Each faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate programs on campus, by distance, online or in combinations of all three. So too, does the University's main centre for graduate business programs, the Newcastle Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School is the postgraduate coursework unit that delivers online postgraduate programs and is now recognised as a leader in the field, offering one of the most flexible, student-focused, and least complicated delivery systems in Australia.

The University is well known for its research excellence and is ranked in the top 10 of Australian research universities. Problem-based learning, pioneered by Newcastle's medical faculty some 25 years ago, has been refined and now also underpins its programs in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Nursing and Law.

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

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