Key Program - Mechanical

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3138.1

Related Courses

3740.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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.

Key Program Structure

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs have a common first year structure.

Students choose their key program at the end of first year. Mechanical engineering students will undertake the units listed below.

Full-time - Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301079 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation

Spring session

300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300735 Automated Manufacturing
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300764 Mechanical Design
300763 Advanced Dynamics

And one alternate unit

And one elective unit*

*Elective units must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary unit)

Spring session

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

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300971 Engineering Project 1
300056 Robotics
300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 instead of 300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300972 Engineering Project 2
301000 Computer Aided Engineering
300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 instead of 300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

Alternate Units

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

401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301076 Graphics 2: Visual Simulation
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

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3072 Automation
SM3092 Computer Aided Design (Mechanical)
SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern Construction Projects

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

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