Major - Mechanical Engineering

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3054.1

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.

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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