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*

Term 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.
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.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
L1 Eng Elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
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.
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.

Term 3

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.
L1 Eng Elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Students enrolled in Naval only, should complete this course here to keep the degree plan on track. 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 offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and 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.

Term 3

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.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Offered all year round. Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112.
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1 This course will continue the development of a systematic approach to problem solving and design that commenced in earlier courses.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
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.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and 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
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Thesis A Research Thesis (1/3) Research Thesis (1/3)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
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.
Thesis B Research Thesis (2/3) Research Thesis (2/3)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Thesis C Research Thesis (3/3) Research Thesis (3/3)

Term 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.
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. COMP1917 is the preferred computing course for the Mechatronic Engineering stream.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
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.
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.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
L1 ENG Elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage organisations and people in a global economy.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ECON1101 Microeconomics1 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.
L1 ENG Elective Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Dual Degree with Physics will need to complete MATH2121 (or MATH2221 if you want the more challenging course) instead of MATH2019.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Students enrolled in Naval only, should complete this course here to keep the degree plan on track. 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 offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.

Term 3

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.
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.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
ECON1203 Business and Economic Statistics This course introduces students to basic statistical concepts and methods that are widely used in economics, finance, accountancy, marketing and, more generally, business.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and 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.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
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.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Offered all year round. Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112.
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1 This course will continue the development of a systematic approach to problem solving and design that commenced in earlier courses.
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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
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.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and 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
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience
Experience Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
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.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Discipline Elective Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Thesis A Research Thesis (1/3) Research Thesis (1/3)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Thesis B Research Thesis (2/3) Research Thesis (2/3)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Commerce Elective Commerce Elective Commerce course
Thesis C Research Thesis (3/3) Research Thesis (3/3)

* 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.