Specialisation

Key Program - Mechanical

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3042.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3621.6 Bachelor of Engineering
3621.7 Bachelor of Engineering

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the course structure introduces students to units of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Jonathan Vincent

Key Program Structure

Full-time - Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics

Choose one of

301079 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation
300282 Industrial Graphics 2: Transition

Spring session

300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs
300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300735 Automated Manufacturing

Choose one of

300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Year 3

Autumn session

300056 Robotics
300764 Mechanical Design

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

Spring session

300043 Mobile Robotics
300053 Professional Practice

Choose one of

300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

300025 Electronics

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project
300487 Mechatronic Design

Choose one of

301095 Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
300304 Sustainable Design: Materials Technology

And one elective

Honours Stream

An Honours stream is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated College Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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Year 4 (Honours stream)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis
300487 Mechatronic Design

And one elective

Students who complete 301245 in the Spring session from 2020 or Autumn session from 2021 onwards, are advised to select 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate unit to replace 300675 in their second semester for Honours.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301091 Graphics 4: Kinetic Narratives
300570 Human-Computer Interaction
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs
300043 Mobile Robotics
301081 Sustainable Design 2: Product Service Systems

Full-time - Spring Intake

Year 1

Spring session

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
300021 Electrical Fundamentals
300462 Engineering and Design Concepts

Autumn session

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300464 Physics and Materials
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics

Year 2

Spring session

300735 Automated Manufacturing
300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs

Choose one of

300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

And one elective

Autumn session

300027 Engineering Computing
300674 Engineering, Design and Construction Practice
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines

Choose one of

301079 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation
300282 Industrial Graphics 2: Transition

Year 3

Spring session

300053 Professional Practice
300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300043 Mobile Robotics

Choose one of

300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Autumn session

300764 Mechanical Design
300056 Robotics

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Spring and Autumn sessions.

300487 Mechatronic Design

Choose one of

301095 Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
300304 Sustainable Design: Materials Technology

And one elective

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project
300025 Electronics

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

Honours Stream

An Honours stream is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated College Guidelines for the admission criteria.

Policies Website

Year 4 (Honours stream)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis
300487 Mechatronic Design

And one elective

From Spring 2020 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

And one elective

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301091 Graphics 4: Kinetic Narratives
300570 Human-Computer Interaction
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs
300043 Mobile Robotics
301081 Sustainable Design 2: Product Service Systems

Elective Units

Although students may choose any unit offered by the University as an elective, students are recommended to choose their electives from the following list.

300725 Construction Technology 6 (Services)
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
300052 Power and Machines
300005 Circuit Theory
300071 Electrical Machines 1
300075 Instrumentation and Measurement
300732 Structural Analysis

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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