Mechanical Engineering Major

Overview

Mechanical engineering represents a broad branch of professional engineering, with its practitioners applying basic sciences to the development of technologies that enhance our quality of life.

This major provides students with the option to focus across a broad range of Mechanical Engineering technologies and activities - from the application of nanotechnology to the design of systems crucial to sustainable power generation, air conditioning, transport, steel production and mining.

This major best aligns with the Biomedical stream. You can not enrol in the Mechanical Engineering Major within any one of the Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic streams.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mechanical Engineering Major

Achievement of a major in Mechanical Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 18 credit points of 2000-level core units
(ii) either AMME2200 OR (AMME2261 AND AMME2262)
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level project units
(iv) a minimum of 12 credit points and a maximum of 18 credit points of 3000-level or higher selective units

Units of Study

2000-level units of study

Core units
AMME2301
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
AMME2500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Semester 1
MECH2400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A ENGG1801 and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics
N BMET2400
Semester 2
Selective units
AMME2200
Introductory Thermofluids
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933). Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
N AMME2261 OR AMME2262
Semester 2
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
AMME2262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Project units
BMET3921
Biomedical Design and Technology
6    A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process.
P (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR BMET2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800)
N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921
Semester 2
Selective units
AMME3500
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
MECH3260
Thermal Engineering 2
6    A Fundamentals of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are needed to begin this more advanced course
P AMME2200 OR AMME2262.
Semester 2
MECH3261
Fluid Mechanics 2
6    P AMME2200 OR (AMME2261 AND AMME2262)
Semester 1
MECH3361
Mechanics of Solids 2
6    P AMME2301 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302 OR CIVL2110)
Semester 2
MECH3362
Materials 2
6    A (1) A good understanding of basic knowledge and principles of material science and engineering from Materials I and mechanics of solids for simple structural elements (in tension, bending, torsion); (2) Reasonable mathematical skills in calculation of stresses and strains in simple structural elements.
P AMME2301 AND (AMME2302 OR AMME1362 OR CIVL2110)
Semester 1

5000-level units of study

Selective units
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110.
Semester 1