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

*  (refer to the table below for the rollout of unit offerings at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus) 

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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 (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs (#)
  • Sustainable Design (core)
  • Engineering in Society +
  • Engineering Physics (core)+
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics (core)
  • Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Materials Engineering Project (2 credit points)+
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers (core)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (core)
  • Level 2 - Trimester 1

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

  • Structural Design (2 credit points)+
  • Stress and Failure Analysis +
  • Thermodynamics +
  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

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

  • Control Systems Engineering (2 credit points)
  • Thermo-Fluid Systems
  • Dynamics of Machines +
  • Level 4 - Trimester 1

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

    Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Engineering Project B (core)(2 credit points)~+
  • Professional Practice (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.