School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Master of Engineering
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Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition  Session 

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering 

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering offers the ME degree with the following majors:  
Automation and Manufacturing Systems  
Biomedical Engineering  
Mechanical Engineering  
All candidates are required to select a major.  
To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:  
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study as listed in the units of study table;  
(b) At least 12 credit points of research units of study in the discipline of the candidate's major;  
(c) At least 24 credit points of specialist units of study in the discipline of the student's major as listed in the units of study table; and  
(d) A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study, subject to the approval of the Dean or the Head of School most associated with the discipline of the student's major;  
(e) If advanced standing of 24 credit points is given, the candidate must complete a minimum of 12 credit points core units, a minimum of 18 credit points of specialist units and a minimum of 12 credit points of research units, with 0 credit points of elective units.  
Automation and Manufacturing Systems Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
AERO5760 Spacecraft and Satellite Design 
6  A BE in Aerospace Engineering or Equivalent. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AMME5310 Engineering Tribology 
6  A AMME5302 AND AMME5301 AND MECH5261 
Semester 1 
AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 
6  A AMME5301 AND AMME5200 AND AMME5500 
Semester 2 
AMME5602 Product Life Cycle Design 
6  A Some knowledge of product and process design is assumed and a basic understanding of business activity will also be helpful. 
Semester 2 
AMME5902 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing 
6  Semester 2 

AMME5912 Crash Analysis and Design 
6  A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics 
Semester 1 
AMME5951 Fundamentals of Neuromodulation 
6  A Basic electronics at the junior or intermediate level, junior biology and chemistry, intermediate materials science, anatomy and physiology, senior engineering design practice, and biomedical engineering: 
Semester 1 
MECH5416 Advanced Design and Analysis 
6  A Eng Mechanics, balance of forces and moments Mechanics of Solids, 2 and 3 dimensional stress and strain Engineering Dynamics  dynamic forces and moments. Mechanical Design, approach to design problems and report writing, and preparation of engineering drawing Mechanical design intermediate, means of applying fatigue analysis to a wide range of machine components 
Semester 1 
MECH5701 Computers in Real Time Control and Inst 
6  N MECH4730, MECH4710 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 
6  A Strong MATLAB skills N MECH4720 
Semester 1 
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 
6  A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed. N MTRX4700 
Semester 1 
Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
AMME5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 cp from MPE degree program or 24 cp from the ME program. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C AMME5020 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5223 Dissertation B 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department students progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace AMME5020, AMME5021 and 12 cp of electives with AMME5222 & AMME5223 Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
AERO5010 Optimisation Methods in Engineering 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace or related Engineering field. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. P AERO5210 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
AERO5301 Applied Finite Element Analysis 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. 
Semester 1 
AERO5400 Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. 
Semester 2 
AERO5500 Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering Field. P AERO5510 
Semester 2 
AMME5202 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 
6  A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods;Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills. 
Semester 1 
AMME5271 Computational Nanotechnology 
6  A Students are required to have an understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. General knowledge of how to operate a computer and work with different software is also required. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AMME5101 Power Plant Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

AMME5961 Biomaterials Engineering 
6  A Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the Junior level. 
Semester 2 
AMME5971 Applied Tissue Engineering 
6  A Biology, chemistry at a junior level and intermediate physiology or equivalent 
Semester 2 
AMME5981 Computational Biomedical Engineering 
6  A AMME5301,AMME5302,AMME5500,MECH5361 
Semester 1 
AMME5990 Biomedical Engineering Tech 1 
6  A Junior level chemistry, intermediate level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the junior level, and preferably at the intermediate level. 
Semester 1 
ELEC5303 Computer Control System Design 
6  A This unit assumes a basic knowledge of calculus, functions of real variables, Laplace transform, matrix theory and control theory. 
Semester 1 
MECH5255 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Adv) 
6  A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. N MECH4255 
Semester 2 
MECH5265 Advanced Combustion 
6  P MECH5262 N MECH4265 
Semester 2 
MECH5275 Advanced Renewable Energy 
6  A The students will require an understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and the application of these principles to energy conversion systems. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems; and perform calculations of radiative, conductive and convective heat transfer. P MECH5262 
Semester 2 
MECH5305 Smart Materials 
6  A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structureproperty relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics 
Semester 2 
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 
6  N MECH4310 
Semester 1 
Biomedical Engineering Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
AMME5921 Biomedical Engineering Tech 2 
6  A A bachelors degree, ideally in the engineering or science field, is advisory, but not essential. 
Semester 2 
AMME5961 Biomaterials Engineering 
6  A Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the Junior level. 
Semester 2 
AMME5971 Applied Tissue Engineering 
6  A Biology, chemistry at a junior level and intermediate physiology or equivalent 
Semester 2 
AMME5981 Computational Biomedical Engineering 
6  A AMME5301,AMME5302,AMME5500,MECH5361 
Semester 1 
AMME5990 Biomedical Engineering Tech 1 
6  A Junior level chemistry, intermediate level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the junior level, and preferably at the intermediate level. 
Semester 1 
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics 
6  Semester 1 

Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
AMME5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 cp from MPE degree program or 24 cp from the ME program. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C AMME5020 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5223 Dissertation B 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department students progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace AMME5020, AMME5021 and 12 cp of electives with AMME5222 & AMME5223, Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
AERO5010 Optimisation Methods in Engineering 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace or related Engineering field. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AERO5301 Applied Finite Element Analysis 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. 
Semester 1 
AMME5202 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 
6  A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods;Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills. 
Semester 1 
AMME5271 Computational Nanotechnology 
6  A Students are required to have an understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. General knowledge of how to operate a computer and work with different software is also required. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AMME5310 Engineering Tribology 
6  A AMME5302 AND AMME5301 AND MECH5261 
Semester 1 
AMME5602 Product Life Cycle Design 
6  A Some knowledge of product and process design is assumed and a basic understanding of business activity will also be helpful. 
Semester 2 
AMME5902 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing 
6  Semester 2 

AMME5912 Crash Analysis and Design 
6  A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics 
Semester 1 
AMME5951 Fundamentals of Neuromodulation 
6  A Basic electronics at the junior or intermediate level, junior biology and chemistry, intermediate materials science, anatomy and physiology, senior engineering design practice, and biomedical engineering: 
Semester 1 
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 
6  Semester 1 

CHNG5603 Analysis, Modelling, Control: BioPhy Sys 
6  A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of: MATH 1001 Differential Calculus MATH 1003 Integral Calculus and Modeling 
Semester 1 
CHNG5605 BioProducts: Laboratory to Marketplace 
6  Semester 2 

ELEC5803 Advanced Bioelectronics 
6  A This unit will cover advanced topics in the application of electronics and signal processing to physiological monitoring, biosensors, electrical stimulation and medical imaging. Electrical safety and regulations of medical devices in Australia will be introduced. Guest lectures will describe the different needs and requirements in several clinical areas including neonatal care, oncology, cardiology and neurology. Assumed Knowledge: A strong foundation in control, signal processing and electronic devices and circuits is assumed including a knowledge of analogue and digital transistor operation, circuit building blocks such as the differential pair and current mirror, AC circuit analysis, Fourier analysis. 
Semester 1 
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 
6  N MECH4310 
Semester 1 
MECH5416 Advanced Design and Analysis 
6  A Eng Mechanics, balance of forces and moments Mechanics of Solids, 2 and 3 dimensional stress and strain Engineering Dynamics  dynamic forces and moments. Mechanical Design, approach to design problems and report writing, and preparation of engineering drawing Mechanical design intermediate, means of applying fatigue analysis to a wide range of machine components 
Semester 1 
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 
6  A Strong MATLAB skills N MECH4720 
Semester 1 
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 
6  A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed. N MTRX4700 
Semester 1 
Mechanical Engineering Major 

Core units 

ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
6  A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not a must. N ELEC5701 
Semester 1 
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus. 
Semester 1 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  Semester 2 

PMGT5871 Project Process Planning and Control 
6  Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Early Winter Main 

Specialist units 

Candidates must take a minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units, but may take additional units as Electives.  
AERO5010 Optimisation Methods in Engineering 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace or related Engineering field. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AERO5301 Applied Finite Element Analysis 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. 
Semester 1 
AMME5101 Power Plant Engineering 
6  Semester 1 

AMME5202 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 
6  A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods;Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills. 
Semester 1 
AMME5271 Computational Nanotechnology 
6  A Students are required to have an understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics. General knowledge of how to operate a computer and work with different software is also required. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AMME5310 Engineering Tribology 
6  A AMME5302 AND AMME5301 AND MECH5261 
Semester 1 
AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 
6  A AMME5301 AND AMME5200 AND AMME5500 
Semester 2 
AMME5602 Product Life Cycle Design 
6  A Some knowledge of product and process design is assumed and a basic understanding of business activity will also be helpful. 
Semester 2 
AMME5902 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing 
6  Semester 2 

AMME5912 Crash Analysis and Design 
6  A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics 
Semester 1 
MECH5255 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Adv) 
6  A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. N MECH4255 
Semester 2 
MECH5265 Advanced Combustion 
6  P MECH5262 N MECH4265 
Semester 2 
MECH5275 Advanced Renewable Energy 
6  A The students will require an understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and the application of these principles to energy conversion systems. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems; and perform calculations of radiative, conductive and convective heat transfer. P MECH5262 
Semester 2 
MECH5305 Smart Materials 
6  A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structureproperty relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics 
Semester 2 
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 
6  N MECH4310 
Semester 1 
MECH5416 Advanced Design and Analysis 
6  A Eng Mechanics, balance of forces and moments Mechanics of Solids, 2 and 3 dimensional stress and strain Engineering Dynamics  dynamic forces and moments. Mechanical Design, approach to design problems and report writing, and preparation of engineering drawing Mechanical design intermediate, means of applying fatigue analysis to a wide range of machine components 
Semester 1 
MECH5701 Computers in Real Time Control and Inst 
6  N MECH4730, MECH4710 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 
6  A Strong MATLAB skills N MECH4720 
Semester 1 
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 
6  A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed. N MTRX4700 
Semester 1 
Research units 

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following units:  
AMME5020 Capstone Project A 
6  P 48 cp from MPE degree program or 24 cp from the ME program. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5021 Capstone Project B 
6  C AMME5020 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5022 Capstone Project B Extended 
12  P Entry to ME with AQF Level 8 Degree or 42 credit points with WAM > 70; WAM >70 over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two MPE table. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5222 Dissertation A 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
AMME5223 Dissertation B 
12 
Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 Semester 2 
With permission from the Head of Department students progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace AMME5020, AMME5021 and 12 cp of electives with AMME5222 & AMME5223, Dissertation A & B.  
Elective units 

Candidates may complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following units:  
Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units. Other Postgraduate units in Faculty may be taken as Elective units with the approval of the Program Director.  
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. P AERO5210 Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 1 
AERO5400 Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field. 
Semester 2 
AERO5500 Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv 
6  A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering Field. P AERO5510 
Semester 2 
AERO5760 Spacecraft and Satellite Design 
6  A BE in Aerospace Engineering or Equivalent. Note: Department permission required for enrolment 
Semester 2 
AMME5951 Fundamentals of Neuromodulation 
6  A Basic electronics at the junior or intermediate level, junior biology and chemistry, intermediate materials science, anatomy and physiology, senior engineering design practice, and biomedical engineering: 
Semester 1 
AMME5961 Biomaterials Engineering 
6  A Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the Junior level. 
Semester 2 
AMME5971 Applied Tissue Engineering 
6  A Biology, chemistry at a junior level and intermediate physiology or equivalent 
Semester 2 
AMME5981 Computational Biomedical Engineering 
6  A AMME5301,AMME5302,AMME5500,MECH5361 
Semester 1 
AMME5990 Biomedical Engineering Tech 1 
6  A Junior level chemistry, intermediate level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the junior level, and preferably at the intermediate level. 
Semester 1 