Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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

This combined program provides students with an opportunity to undertake study in two areas of engineering 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. The combination with Mechatronics recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, from the design of appliances to biomechanics, students become involved in the design and control of a diverse range of exciting modern technologies.

Structure

  • This 5 year program comprises 400 units, of which 360 units are core courses, 20 units are directed courses and 20 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 also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year of study. A graded honours classification is awarded to students in both mechanical and mechatronics engineering on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • Engineering-mechanical
  • Engineering-mechatronics
  • Engineering-aeronautical
  • Engineering-management
  • 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $174,675
  • 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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