Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Victoria University (VU)

Students will have the opportunity to pursue a successful career in a wide range of areas such as computer-aided engineering design, modeling and simulation, transport systems, machine health monitoring, design of medical devices and prostheses, mining, defence and manufacturing. Mechanical Engineers use their in-depth knowledge of the Physical Sciences and Mathematics to invent new products, devices and processes as well as generate clever solutions to a broad range of problems. Intimately, Mechanical engineers work to improve the quality of life on Earth. Here are some examples of recent breakthroughs in which Mechanical Engineers played a critical role - Artificial kidney (wearable dialysis machine); 3D printing machines; High-performance prostheses; Hypersonic flight and Unmanned vehicles. Mechanical Engineers combine inventiveness with their knowledge of mathematics and the physical sciences to develop ways to economically exploit the resources of nature for the benefit of humankind. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with bridging the gap between science and basic knowledge on the one hand, and the design and development of useful devices and processes on the other. The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at VU focuses on modeling and simulation of components, machines, processes and systems. As part of this course, students will work on real problems and projects in the workplace and community.

Course Fee:


International: $114,400

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English AND a study score of 20 in any Mathematics. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subject: Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent). PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) (such as Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology), will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.

Structure:

384 credit points; 8 First Year Core units, 20 Core Mechanical Engineering units; 4 Minor units.

Subjects you can Study:

Modeling and Simulation

Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Further information:

First Class Honours: To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve: A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3; A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4; A HD grade for the final year Capstone Project 2 unit.

Recognition:

Accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Mechanical Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Full time 4 years
Footscray Park No info No Part time 8 years

At VU, we have more than 42,000 students enrolled across a wide range of disciplines and course levels including diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs.

 

We are one of the most culturally diverse institutions in Victoria, with representation from over 100 nationalities and over 600 languages spoken across the university. We aim to be inclusive.

 

VU has been instrumental in the education of students in the west of Melbourne. In 2016, we celebrated 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, Footscray Technical School, and our 25th anniversary as a university.

 

We take great pride in our industry and community connections. Some of our partnerships include Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Health, Malthouse Theatre and City West Water. We believe there is no greater victory than being confident and prepared for your career goals. Our partnerships will help you graduate job-ready.

 

We take great pride in our assets: a diverse staff and student population, close links with the region, flexibility, and openness to new ideas. In partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, we have a 10-year plan to establish Footscray as a university town to nurture, promote, and integrate the renaissance in art, education, sport and innovation taking place in the region.

 

Sport is a major focus and great strength for VU. We have the largest population enrolled in sport courses, the greatest number of sport-related industry partners, highest graduate employment outcomes in Australia, and the most graduates working in the sport industry.

 

VU has more than 55 years’ experience educating international students in Australia and more than 20 years’ experience delivering education in collaboration with partner institutions in Asia.

 

We work with education partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar to deliver courses to more than 9000 students. We also provide hundreds of our students with the opportunity to gain international perspectives through overseas short-term study and internships with partner institutions. 

 

Notable VU graduates include Quest Serviced Apartments founder and chairman Paul Constantinou; former basketballer Andrew Gaze; former Western Bulldogs chief executive and Olympian Campbell Rose; Collingwood Football Club senior coach Nathan Buckley; Olympian Mike McKay; Victorian MP Kim Wells; golfing legend Peter Thompson; actor Pia Miranda; and Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.

 

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 ranked VU in the top two per cent of the world’s universities, and number 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17). We also hold a prominent position in the QS World University Rankings (2016/17).

 

For more information:

vu.edu.au/courses 

student.recruitment@vu.edu.au 

 

03 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI 

 

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