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|Award granted||Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)|
Offered at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$26,130* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||079996J|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.
|Deakin course code||S462|
|VTAC Codes||1400314803 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
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.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Mechanical engineering graduates can expect to gain employment in the automotive, aircraft, ship-building, aerospace and railroad industries, supplier companies and other leading manufacturing and design companies.
|SED102||Engineering Graphics and CAD|
|SIT199||Applied Algebra and Statistics|
|SEE010||Safety Induction Program|
Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.
|SEM111||Engineering Materials 1|
|SIT172||Programming for Engineers|
|SIT194||Introduction to Mathematical Modelling|
|SEM218||Mechanics of Fluids|
|SEB223||The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists|
|SED202||Mechanical Design and CAM|
|SEM314||Principles of Thermodynamics|
|SED302||Computer Aided Engineering|
|SEM327||Dynamics of Machines|
|SEM329||Materials Selection and Performance|
|SEM422||Advanced Stress Analysis|
|SEJ441||Engineering Project A|
|SEM406||Modelling and Simulation|
|SED402||Advanced Design Methodologies|
|SEJ446||Engineering Project B (2cps)|
|SEP490||Engineering Work Experience|
Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3
Highly recommended electives:
|SET401||Advanced Topics in Engineering 1|
|SET402||Advanced Topics in Engineering 2|
In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all off-campus enrolled students are required to participate in on-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.
Off-campus enrolled students are required to attend on-campus 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 9 of each trimester. Attendance at on-campus 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.
Off-campus students must have access to a personal computer with internet access and be able to run software in a Windows XP, vista or 7 environment.
Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.
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.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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