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
This Major has been Accredited by: Engineers Australia.
This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in one of the following courses:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|ENM2104||Instrumentation and Measurement||15|
|ENS2170||Principles of Industrial Maintenance||15|
|ENS2110||Materials and Manufacturing 2||15|
|ENS5261||Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems||15|
|ENS3105||Mechanical Design and Development||15|
|ENS5114||Advanced Mechanical Design||15|
|ENS3553||Signals and Systems||15|
|ENS5230||Electrical Machines and Transformers||15|
|ENS3190||Mechanics of Solids||15|
|ENS2214||Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing||15|
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
- Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
- Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the specialist engineering discipline.
- Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
- 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.
- Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
- Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.
- Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex engineering problem solving.
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.
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