Specialisation

Major - Materials Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3049.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3691.6 Bachelor of Engineering Science
3728.4 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
3740.4 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
3771.1 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Since the dawning of mankind an understanding of how materials can be obtained and used has been critical to successful human endeavour. Materials engineers are concerned with the highly technological and dynamic process of understanding, developing, and applying materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) to a range of engineering problems. Students will develop skills necessary to synthesise relevant information so that they can be effective decision makers in a materials context. These skills will serve them well in varied career opportunities associated with biomedical devices, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, opto-electronics, energy, aerospace, and sustainable construction. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Course Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Course Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Course Advice

Major Structure

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business.

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.

Year 1

Autumn

300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary

Or

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300963 Engineering Physics
301414 Materials Engineering Fundamentals
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Or

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering
300021 Electrical Fundamentals

Year 2

Autumn

300040 Mechanics of Materials
300027 Engineering Computing
301415 Materials Selection and Design
301438 Specialisation Workshop 1

Spring

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
301419 Sustainability Analysis and Design
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
301439 Specialisation Workshop 2

Industrial Experience

301441 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist)

Year 3

Autumn

300967 Engineering Science Project 1
301411 Materials Processing and Applications
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines

And one elective

* Electives must be Level 2 or higher

Spring

300968 Engineering Science Project 2
301416 Advanced Materials Topics
301422 Sustainable Waste Engineering

And one elective

* Elective must be Level 2 or higher

3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Year 1

Autumn

300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary

Or

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300963 Engineering Physics
301414 Materials Engineering Fundamentals
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Or

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering

And one elective

* Electives can be any Level for Year 1 Elective

Year 2

Autumn

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300027 Engineering Computing
301415 Materials Selection and Design

Spring

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300735 Automated Manufacturing
301419 Sustainability Analysis and Design
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Year 3

Autumn

300764 Mechanical Design
301411 Materials Processing and Applications
300762 Fluid Mechanics

And one elective

* Elective myst be Level 2 or higher

Spring

301416 Advanced Materials Topics
301422 Sustainable Waste Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

One Alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn

301417 Engineering Materials from Waste
301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

One Alternate Unit

And one elective

* Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher

Spring

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Two Alternate units

And one elective

* Elective units must be Level 2 or higher

Alternate Units

300361 Introduction to Human Biology
401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

300021 Electrical Fundamentals
301423 Smart and Liveable Cities
301420 Climate Smart Engineering
301425 Renewable Energy Systems Design
301424 Water Supply Systems Design
101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)
102805 Indigenous Landscapes
101752 Pigments of the Imagination
101753 Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)
101754 From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)
101755 From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies
101756 Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners
101757 The Making of the `Aborigines'
101758 Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)
101759 Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)

Alternate units may be used to complete one of the Specialisation sub-majors listed below.

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering
SM1049 Indigenous Australian Studies
SM3118 Sustainability Engineering
SM3119 Advanced Manufacturing

3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn session

301333 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced)
301334 Advanced Engineering Physics 1
301414 Materials Engineering Fundamentals
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Spring session

301337 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced)
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300027 Engineering Computing
301415 Materials Selection and Design

Spring

301342 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers
301419 Sustainability Analysis and Design
300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300735 Automated Manufacturing

Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.

Year 3

Autumn

301411 Materials Processing and Applications
300764 Mechanical Design
300762 Fluid Mechanics

Alternate unit

Spring

301416 Advanced Materials Topics
301422 Sustainable Waste Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn

301417 Engineering Materials from Waste
300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

Alternate unit

And one elective

Spring

300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Two Alternate units

And one elective

Electives can be any Level for Year 1 Elective and any Level 2 or higher for Years 2-4 Electives

Alternate Units

300361 Introduction to Human Biology
401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis

301410 Modern Digital Design and Development

301412 Digital Manufacturing and IIoT

301413 Design for Advanced Manufacturing

300021 Electrical Fundamentals
301423 Smart and Liveable Cities
301420 Climate Smart Engineering
301425 Renewable Energy Systems Design
301424 Water Supply Systems Design
101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)
102805 Indigenous Landscapes
101752 Pigments of the Imagination
101753 Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)
101754 From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)
101755 From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies
101756 Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners
101757 The Making of the `Aborigines'
101758 Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)
101759 Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)

Alternate units may be used to complete one of the Specialisation sub-majors listed below.

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering
SM1049 Indigenous Australian Studies
SM3118 Sustainability Engineering
SM3119 Advanced Manufacturing

3728 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Year 1

Autumn

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300963 Engineering Physics

BBus Core Unit 1

BBus Core Unit 2

Spring

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics

BBus Core Unit 3

BBus Core Unit 4

Year 2

Autumn

301414 Materials Engineering Fundamentals

BBus Professional Unit 1

BBus Professional Unit 2

BBus Major Unit 1

Spring

301421 Introduction to Materials Engineering
300021 Electrical Fundamentals

BBus Major Unit 2

BBus Major Unit 3

Year 3

Autumn

300027 Engineering Computing
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
301415 Materials Selection and Design

Spring

301419 Sustainability Analysis and Design
300735 Automated Manufacturing
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
300984 Pavement Materials and Design

Year 4

Autumn

301411 Materials Processing and Applications
300764 Mechanical Design

BBus Major Unit 4

BBus Major Unit 5

Spring

301416 Advanced Materials Topics
301422 Sustainable Waste Engineering

BBus Major Unit 6

BBus Major Unit 7

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 5

Autumn

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)
301417 Engineering Materials from Waste

BBus Professional Unit 3

BBus Major Unit 8

Spring

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

BBus Professional Unit 4



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