Mechanical Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425050
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Tsing Lee

I want a job where I can apply my problem-solving skills to create large-impact health solutions in developing countries. I'll begin in management consultancy first, to sharpen my business skills.

Tsing Lee

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 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents 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.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents 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.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
ENGG1811Computing For EngineersThis course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents 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.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis 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.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis 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
MMAN2700ThermodynamicsPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 and PHYS1121.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2130Design and ManufacturingDual 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.
MMAN2300Engineering Mechanics 2You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400
ENGG2500Fluid MechanicsThis course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read MoreGeneral EducationGeneral Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
MMAN3400Mechanics of Solids 2You must complete MATH2019 and ENGG2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN3200Linear Systems and ControlYou must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3000Professional Engineering and Communication 
MECH3610Advanced ThermofluidsThis is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read MoreGeneral EducationGeneral Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MECH3110Mechanical Design 1This 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.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4951Research Thesis A 

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MECH4100Mechanical Design 2You must complete MECH3110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4952Research Thesis B 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953Research Thesis C 

 

Year 1

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents 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.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents 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.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA 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 codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1811Computing For EngineersThis course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents 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 moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400
MMAN2130Design and ManufacturingDual 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 codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG2500Fluid MechanicsThis course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis 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 codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2700ThermodynamicsPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 and PHYS1121.
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis 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 MoreGeneral EducationGeneral Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2300Engineering Mechanics 2You 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 MoreGeneral EducationGeneral Educatin courses are any courses that are offered outside of your Faculty.
MMAN3200Linear Systems and ControlYou must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN3400Mechanics of Solids 2You must complete MATH2019 and ENGG2400 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
MECH3110Mechanical Design 1This 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 codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN3000Professional Engineering and Communication 
MECH3610Advanced ThermofluidsThis is another mechanical engineering course which teaches you about heat flow mechanisms and relates to MMAN2700, ENGG2500 and MECH9720.
MECH4100Mechanical Design 2You must complete MECH3110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4951Research Thesis A 

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4952Research Thesis B 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953Research 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