Mechanical engineering (Bachelor of Engineering - Honours)



Mechanical engineers are crucial to the design and development of the complex systems, devices and machinery that will be needed to tackle global challenges of the future, including health assistive technologies and biomedical devices, renewable energy systems, advanced manufacturing facilities and low emissions transport. You will combine contemporary theory with industry-led projects to hone the skills required to develop and run the innovative mechanical systems and technologies of the future.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

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Students are required to complete the units below, which include all core units in your course and units within your chosen major.

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module DAI001 (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability STP010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning SEJ010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs SIT190 (#)
  • Sustainable Design SET111 (core)
  • Engineering in Society SEJ104 +
  • Engineering Physics SEB101 (core)+
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics SIT199 (core)
  • Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Materials Engineering Project SEJ103 (2 credit points)+
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers SEP105 (core)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling SIT194 (core)

    Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Machine Design SEM200 (2 credit points)+
  • Fluid Mechanics SEM218 +
  • Engineering Modelling SEP291 (core)
  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Structural Design SEJ201 (2 credit points)+
  • Stress and Failure Analysis SEM216 +
  • Thermodynamics SEM202 +

    Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Product Modelling and Design SED344 (2 credit points)+
  • Advanced Stress Analysis SEM302 +
  • Manufacturing SEM313 +
  • Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Control Systems Engineering SEJ302 (2 credit points)
  • Thermo-Fluid Systems SEM310
  • Dynamics of Machines SEM327 +

    Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Engineering Project A SEJ441 (core)(2 credit points)~
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics SEM400 +
  • Plus one (1) open elective (one credit point) 

    Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Engineering Project B SEJ446 (core)(2 credit points)~+
  • Professional Practice SEL703 (core)^
  • Plus one (1) open elective (one credit point) 

    ~It is recommended students undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.

    ^ Students are encouraged to complete this unit in Trimester 3 of the third year of study. Must have successfully completed STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0 credit point unit)

    # Students who have not completed Mathematical Methods (or equivalent), will be required to undertake the unit SIT190 in the first trimester of their Engineering course.

    Students enrolled online for these units are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Activities in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programs, 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.