Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code079996J
Deakin course codeS462

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) places great emphasis on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers, who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.

Product development and innovation are key drivers for Australian industry. To meet this need, Deakin's mechanical engineering degree brings together leading computer-aided engineering technologies and advanced materials to provide one of the most relevant mechanical engineering degrees in Australia. The automotive industry, in particular, has been involved in the design of the degree, and graduates can look forward to a high level of employment in this industry and supplier companies, as well as other leading manufacturing and design companies. The degree draws heavily on Deakin's world-class research teams in automotive engineering and advanced materials, with a practical problem solving approach that includes an opportunity to work on the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing car, designed and built by our students. Along the way, you will develop project management, communication and financial management skills, as well as a solid understanding of product and process modelling and designing for sustainability.
 
You will learn generic skills, including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, as well as how to address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and society.
 
You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to gain employment in the supplier companies, other leading manufacturing and design companies, aircraft, ship-building, aerospace and railroad.


Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Attendance requirements

In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 8 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection.  Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

Engineering professional practice sequence

A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the undergraduate Engineering courses.  These four units (one at each year level) are intended to enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.

Work experience

Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

  • 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units 
  • completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
  • completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
  • Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 8 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SEE010Safety Induction Program

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Trimester 2

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

SIT172Programming for Engineers

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEM218Mechanics of Fluids

SEM212Materials 2

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

SEP291Engineering Modelling

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SED202Mechanical Design and CAM

SEM314Principles of Thermodynamics

SEM222Stress Analysis

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SED302Computer Aided Engineering

SEM327Dynamics of Machines

SEM329Materials Selection and Performance

Trimester 2

SEB324Project Management

SEE344Control Engineering

SEM313Manufacturing Technology

SEM422Advanced Stress Analysis

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEM405Heat Transfer

SEM406Modelling and Simulation

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SED402Advanced Design Methodologies (offered in Trimester 1 from 2016)

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

 

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