Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics

University of Newcastle

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

This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in mechanical engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. 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. This program combines Mechanical Engineering with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Major in Mathematics and Statistics). This combination enhances practical skills in engineering design and problem solving with a much deeper understanding of the mathematics that underpins all of engineering.

Structure

  • This 5 year program comprises of 400 units, of which a maximum of 320 units are core courses, 60 units are directed courses and a maximum of 30 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, or science
  • or undertake study overseas. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industrially related project in their final year in the engineering degree and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. In the Bachelor of Engineering component of this combined degree program a graded honours classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program. In the Bachelor of Mathematics component, a 'with distinction' classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • Engineering-mechanical
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • mathematics, physics, design and mechanics
  • advanced materials and manufacturing
  • bulk solids handling
  • fluid dynamics
  • thermodynamics
  • computer-aided engineering

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. A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $169,250
  • ATAR: 74
Yes No information available

Further information

It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by international students.

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