University of Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide

Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical), B.Eng.

  • Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical), B.Eng.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,775

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the management of people and resources, the creation and use of new technologies and the design and development of new processes and products. This mostly involves 'things that move', such as motor vehicles, aircraft systems, engines, pumps, gas turbines, industrial plants, air-conditioning/refrigeration systems, manufacturing processes, building services and even space stations.

Career Opportunities

Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc. If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates Some of the areas employing social science graduates are: accountancy advertising/marketing banking and insurance business management economics local government management consultancy market research media politics psychology retail and sales teaching and lecturing tourism town planning.

Course Overview

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the management of people and resources, the creation and use of new technologies and the design and development of new processes and products. This mostly involves 'things that move', such as motor vehicles, aircraft systems, engines, pumps, gas turbines, industrial plants, air-conditioning/refrigeration systems, manufacturing processes, building services and even space stations. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) has a strong focus on design. Students complete a design and build project in second-year, followed by a more advanced project in third-year and a large design/research project in the final year. I want to find another Bachelor Course This degree provides a solid foundation in core mechanical engineering disciplines and problem-solving skills. Through the academic program students also develop written and oral communication skills and a familiarity with project management. Career Opportunities Mechanical engineers have great employment prospects both locally and globally. They offer expertise in the fields of combustion, noise and vibration control, energy technology, control systems, robotics, quality management, bioengineering, aeronautics, fluid mechanics, water supply, mining, manufacturing, production planning, maintenance planning, consumer product design, pollution control and new materials. Potential careers Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Sports Engineer, Sustainable Energy Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Vibrations Engineer


Programme Structure Program Structure The first two years of the program include mathematics, physics and an introduction to the basic principles of design, structural analysis, thermodynamics, materials, fluid mechanics, control and computer programming. This is complemented by laboratory and project work. In the third year, courses are extended to develop students' understanding in these fields. This is coupled with a design project, to prepare students for the final year. The fourth year of the degree allows for some technical specialisation. This is enabled through the completion of five elective courses, in addition to project work and a management course. Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience. Assessment Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams. Core Courses C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units) CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I (3 units) ELEC ENG 1009 Electrical & Electronic Engineering IA (3 units) MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units) MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units) MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units) MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB (3 units) MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II (3 units) MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics & Communication (3 units) MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units) MECH ENG 1100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design (3 units) MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics & Control I (3 units) MECH ENG 2020 Materials & Manufacturing (3 units) MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I (3 units) MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice (3 units) MECH ENG 2101 Mechatronics IM (3 units) MECH ENG 3027 Engineering Systems Design & Communication (3 units) MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II (3 units) MECH ENG 3030 Structural Design & Solid Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 3101 Applied Aerodynamics (3 units) MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics (3 units) MECH ENG 3103 Manufacturing Engineering & Quality Systems (3 units) MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment (3 units) plus MECH ENG 4142A and MECH ENG 4142B Design Project Part A & B (9 units) or MECH ENG 4143A and MECH ENG 4143B Honours Project Part A & B (9 units) Electives Courses to the value of 15 units from the following: MECH ENG 4102 Advanced PID Control (3 units) MECH ENG 4104 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 4107 Airconditioning (3 units) MECH ENG 4109 Automotive Combustion, Power Train & NVH (3 units) MECH ENG 4110 Automotive Vehicle Dynamics & Safety (3 units) MECH ENG 4111 CFD for Engineering Applications (3 units) MECH ENG 4112 Combustion Technology & Emission Control (3 units) MECH ENG 4114 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention (3 units) MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics (3 units) MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures (3 units) MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics (3 units) MECH ENG 4121 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis (3 units) MECH ENG 4124 Robotics M (3 units) MECH ENG 4101 Biomechanical Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 4103 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 4105 Advanced Vibrations (3 units) MECH ENG 4117 Finance for Engineers (3 units) MECH ENG 4125 Stresses in Plates & Shells (3 units) MECH ENG 4127 Wind Engineering (3 units) MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology (3 units) MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies (3 units) CHEM ENG 4032 Composites & Multiphase Polymers (3 units) TECHCOMM 3900 Entrepreneurs Challenge (3 units) Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The Faculty will advise which course is replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Domestic applicants Year 12 applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry Alternative entry pathways Higher Education applicants You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. VET applicants Special Entry applicants You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2013). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry Pathways International applicants Prerequisites Mathematics and Physics Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable Equivalent Scores International ATAR 80 IB 27 IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5,5 Listening 5,5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 A-Level 9 UEC [Malaysia] 15 SAT [US] 1770 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Bradford Foundation Program 77 To be eligible for some programs, particularly in the areas of Science, Engineering, Maths and Computer Science, applicants are required to have passed specific subjects called 'program prerequisites'. For SACE applicants, program prerequisites are the nominated subject(s) completed at SACE Stage 2 level, with a minimum subject achievement score of 10 out of 20. Other applicants, i.e. higher education, TAFE and special entry, are required to have successfully completed either these subjects or their equivalent. Program prerequisites apply to all applicants to the relevant programs.A number of programs list SACE subjects as 'assumed knowledge' in the Undergraduate Prospectus and the SATAC Uni Guide. These subjects indicate the academic background that it is assumed students entering the program will have. Studying these subjects is highly desirable but is not a requirement of admission.

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