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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.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



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
ENS5216Advanced Thermofluids15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
  2. Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the specialist engineering discipline.
  4. Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  5. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline, and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  6. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  7. Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.
  8. Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex engineering problem solving.

Career Opportunities

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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