Specialisation

Major - Mechanical Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3054.1

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


Related Courses

3691.6 Bachelor of Engineering Science
3771.1 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Mechanical engineering is a dynamic area involving the design and build of moving machines including engines that power transportation, industrial machinery, and a range of tools. Students put the core concepts of mechanical engineering, energy, thermodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, and fluid mechanics, into practical application in workshops, industry projects, and work integrated learning. Students design and construct machines and tools, monitor and evaluate their performance. Employment opportunities include automotive or mechanical engineer, control and instrumentation engineer. This major includes a mandatory 12 weeks of industrial placement as a completion requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

Major Structure

The following course structure applies to students enrolled in 3771 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering).

This Major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub which is part of Parramatta City campus.

Year 1

Autumn session

301333 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced)
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice
301334 Advanced Engineering Physics 1
301335 Engineering Programming Fundamentals

Spring session

301336 Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering
301337 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced)
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
301340 Design and Manufacturing

Year 2

Autumn session

301341 Engineering Design
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300762 Fluid Mechanics

Spring session

301342 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
301287 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation

And one elective

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 session

300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
300764 Mechanical Design

One alternate unit

And one elective

Spring session

300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300487 Mechatronic Design
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience:

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300056 Robotics
300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

One alternate unit

And one elective

Spring session

301000 Computer Aided Engineering
300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

One alternate unit

And one elective

Alternate Units:

301293 Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)
301290 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture
301308 Design Practice: Sustainable Manufacturing
300043 Mobile Robotics
300570 Human-Computer Interaction
401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics

Students are advised to select 301475 Biomedical Engineering from Autumn 2022

301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300043 Mobile Robotics

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3072 Automation
SM3091 Biomedical Engineering
SM3099 Computer Aided Design (Mechanical)

Optional Electives

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

The following course structure applies to students enrolled in 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering).

This Major will be offered at Parramatta City, Penrith and Sydney City campuses.

Year 1

Autumn session

300027 Engineering Computing
300963 Engineering Physics
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice

Choose one of

300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary
200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1

Note:

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

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

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

Spring session

300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
300965 Engineering Materials

Choose one of

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2

And one elective

Note:

Students who remained in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary during the first semester will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester.

These students must then complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Year 2

Autumn session

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301438 Specialisation Workshop 1

Spring session

300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300735 Automated Manufacturing
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
301439 Specialisation Workshop 2

Year 3

Autumn session

300764 Mechanical Design
300763 Advanced Dynamics
300967 Engineering Science Project 1
301290 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture

Spring session

300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering
300968 Engineering Science Project 2

And one elective

Industrial Experience:

301441 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist)

Note:

Elective units must be level 2 or higher



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