Mechanical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425050
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Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
T3 Entry: 
Yes
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Double degrees (Disclaimer: Current students can only apply for this following one year of study via internal transfer)

What's it all about?

■  Any design you can dream of can be brought to reality by a mechanical engineer. Very specifically, they use mechanical power to operate machines and tools, and then use these to develop things. Anything really, from water bottles to cars to computers to fishing reels. In fact, mechanical engineers play a role in most of the things that people drive, play with or live in.

What does it include?

■  This degree teaches you how to design and manage the construction, operation and maintenance of machines used in many industries. In the second and third year, you take specialised mechanical engineering courses including fluid dynamics, mechanics of solids, thermodynamics and heat transfer. You will also learn computer-aided design and undertake design projects. To get you work ready, you'll apply your skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  Mechanical Engineering continues to evolve as technology improves and things become smaller - the optimisation, design and construction of machines to make these things never stops and demand for skilled staff is high, from large scale manufacturing projects to acoustics consultancies.

Double degrees

■  Double degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our double degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing For Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual Degree students may find that there are other courses they need to complete, so it may be beneficial to delay this course by a year. MMAN2130 is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics This course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 and PHYS1121.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree
Read More General Education General Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
Read More General Education General Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2 You must complete MATH2019 and ENGG2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1 This course is a prerequisite for MECH4100. This course will continue the development of a systematic approach to problem solving and design that commenced in earlier courses.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication  
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720.
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2 You must complete MECH3110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4951 Research Thesis A  

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4952 Research Thesis B  

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953 Research Thesis C  

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

Last updated 16/8/19