Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

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.

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

  • Engineering-mechanical
  • Engineering-management
  • Engineering-aeronautical

Standard 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.

Recognition

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

Study pathways

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $139,300
  • ATAR: 69
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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