Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||079996J|
|Deakin course code||S462|
Note: Offered to continuing students only.
Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.
Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
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.
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.
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.
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 may be required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding intensive week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
Note: Students’ enrolled in the off campus or Cloud (online) mode will be required to attend campus based activities at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week. Cloud (online) international students will be required to obtain a visitor visa to undertake these campus based activities. International students are unable to apply for a student visa for this course.
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.
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
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
- 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units
- completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program or SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0 credit-point compulsory units)
- a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
- a minimum 6 credit points at level 4
- a minimum 22 credit points combined over levels 2, 3 and 4
- completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
- Cloud (online) enrolled students may be required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding intensive week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
|SEB121||Engineering Practice *|
|SED102||Engineering Graphics and CAD *|
|SIT199||Applied Algebra and Statistics|
Plus one unit from:
|SEE010||Safety Induction Program (0cp)|
|SEJ010||Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0cp)|
|SEE103||Electrical Systems *|
|SEM111||Engineering Materials 1 *|
|SIT172||Programming for Engineers|
|SIT194||Introduction to Mathematical Modelling|
|SEM212||Materials 2 +|
|SEM223||Engineering Mechanics +|
|SEB223||The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists +|
|SED202||Mechanical Design and CAM +|
|SEM222||Stress Analysis +|
|SED302||Computer Aided Engineering|
|SEM327||Dynamics of Machines|
|SEM302||Advanced Stress Analysis (replaces SEM422)|
|SEJ441||Engineering Project A ++|
|SEM401||Materials Performance and Durability|
|SEJ446||Engineering Project B (2cps)|
|SEM406||Advanced Modelling and Simulation|
|SEP490||Engineering Work Experience ~|
* not available from 2017
~ SEP490 is a 0 credit point unit, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3
++ SEJ441 will be worth 2 credit points from 2017. Students are advised to contact their course advisor if they have completed their two engineering elective units.