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Mechanical Engineering Major


Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems.

Areas of study within this major include a foundation in physical and engineering sciences, along with engineering mechanics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, advanced engineering materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control systems, heating and cooling systems, and project management.





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South West (Bunbury)


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Major details

Professional recognition

Engineers Australia have Accredited this Major.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS2170Principles of Industrial Maintenance15
ENS2110Materials and Manufacturing 215
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENM3218Fluid Mechanics15
ENS5261Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems15
ENS3105Mechanical Design and Development15
ENS5114Advanced Mechanical Design15
ENS3243Structural Analysis15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
ENS5230Electrical Machines and Transformers15
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids15
ENS2214Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing15
ENS5240Industrial Control15

Employment Opportunities

Mechanical engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry, including product design and development, manufacturing, road and transport, mining and resource, public utilities, agriculture, defence, aerospace and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Mechanical Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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