Mechanical Engineering

Students must complete for the BE(Hons) (Mechanical Engineering) a Single Major (Plan code: MECHAX2342) or Extended Major (Plan code: MECHAY2342), #64 comprising one of the following:

    1. a major - #52, comprising
      (i) #50, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
      (ii) #2 from part B3 - year 3 or 4 electives; and
    2. balance from electives (i) a minimum of #4 from courses on the BE(Hons) list, other than courses on the Mechanical Engineering part B0 list, and
      (ii) a maximum of #4 from courses on the Mechanical Engineering part B0 list, and
      (iii) a maximum of #4 from level one courses not on the BE(Hons) list;

      OR
    1. an extended major - #60, comprising
      (i) #50, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
      (ii) #2 from part B3 - year 3 or 4 electives; and
      (iii) #8 from part B electives under Extended Major for courses not already counted in part B3; and
    2. balance from electives

Part A - Compulsory

Year 1
4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1100 2 Engineering Design
ENGG1200 2 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
ENGG1211 4 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]

and 4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

and 4 units for

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1400 2 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
ENGG1500 2 Engineering Thermodynamics

Year 1 or Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1300 2 Introduction to Electrical Systems

Year 2, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
[ MATH2000 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
[ or
[ MATH2001 2 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MECH2300 2 Structures & Materials
MECH2305 2 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
MECH2410 2 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
MECH2100 2 Machine Element Design
MECH2210 2 Intermediate Mechanical & Space Dynamics
MECH2700 2 Engineering Analysis I

Year 3, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
MATH2010 1 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations
MECH3400 2 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
MECH3600 2 Engineering Management & Communication
STAT2201 1 Analysis of Engineering & Scientific Data

Year 3, Semester 1 (or Year 4)

Course Code Units Course Title
MECH3300 2 Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics

Year 3, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
MECH3100 2 Mechanical Systems Design
MECH3200 2 Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations
MECH3410 2 Fluid Mechanics

Year 4

Course Code Units Course Title
METR4201 2 Control Engineering 1
ENGG4900 2 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

and a minimum of 4 units from -

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG4011 6 Professional Engineering Project
MECH4500 4 Engineering Thesis [1]
MECH4501 4 Engineering Thesis [1]
MECH4552 4 Major Design Project [1]

Part B - Electives

Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1090 2 Introductory Chemistry [3]
MATH1050 2 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
PHYS1171 2 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

Extended Major
Students enrolled in the extended major are required to obtain the major plus an additional #8 from introductory or advanced electives from Part B1 or B2, including a minimum of #6 from Part B2. Students participating in the CEED program and undertaking #6 ENGG4011 are only required to obtain an additional #6 towards the extended major, including a minimum of #4 from Part B2.

Part B1 - Introductory Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1100 2 Chemistry 1
CSSE1001 2 Introduction to Software Engineering
ENGG1600 2 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
PHYS1002 2 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

Part B2 - Advanced Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
AERO4300 2 Aerospace Composites
AERO4450 2 Aerospace Propulsion
AERO4470 2 Hypersonics & Rarefied Gas Dynamics
AERO4800 2 Space Engineering
CHEE4302 2 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
ELEC2003 2 Electromechanics & Electronics
ENGG4103 2 Engineering Asset Management
ENGY4000 2 Energy Systems
FIRE3700 2 Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering
MECH2310 2 Science & Engineering of Metals
MECH3250 2 Engineering Acoustics
MECH3301 2 Materials Selection
MECH3750 2 Engineering Analysis II
MECH4304 2 Net Shape Manufacturing
MECH4480 2 Computational Fluid Dynamics
MECH4950 2 Special Topics C
MECH4951 1 Special Topics D
METR3100 2 Control System Implementation
METR4202 2 Robotics & Automation
PHYS2082 2 Space Science & Stellar Astrophysics
TIMS3309 2 Fundamentals of Technology and Innovation Management

Part B3 - Year 3 or 4 Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGY4000 2 Energy Systems
MECH3250 2 Engineering Acoustics
MECH3750 2 Engineering Analysis II
METR3100 2 Control System Implementation

End notes

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.