Mechanical Engineering

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HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
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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 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.
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 Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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 preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
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 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH2019 and MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
Read more General Education Elective 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 This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, MMAN2600 and MECH9720.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
Read more General Education Elective You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 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 This unit should benefit students who wish to specialise in accounting, and will also be of value to students whose primary interest lies elsewhere in the field of business.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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 preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. 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 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 In order to understand the workings of markets and the economy, one has to take on an 'economic mindset'. This introductory course covers the fundamental principles that economists use to understand and analyse economic behaviour.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH2019 and MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, MMAN2600 and MECH9720.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 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 Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. 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 preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. 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 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH2019 and MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
MECH3610 Advanced Thermofluids This is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, MMAN2600 and MECH9720.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Science Stream Elective 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.