Mechanical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425050
GE
92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Sem 2 entry: 
Yes
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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.

Dual degrees

■  Dual 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 dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives

Semester 2

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 For students with an interest in computing who wish to be extended may consider this course
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Discipline Elective
Read more Discipline Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Discipline Elective

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
ACCT1501 Accounting & Financial Management 1A

Semester 2

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 For students with an interest in computing who wish to be extended may consider this course
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solid 1 This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Discipline Elective
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

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 For students with an interest in computing who wish to be extended may consider this course
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solid 1 This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Course

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats
Read more Science Course

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Discipline Elective
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

* 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.