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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - BEng(Curtin) - 313585

Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering addresses the analysis and development of technological systems involving motions, and allows people to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature to provide for the needs of society.

Mechanical engineers are responsible for the conception, design, manufacture, control, maintenance and management of such systems. Mechanical systems may comprise mechanisms or machines made up of moving components or involve fluid flow within or around solid structures to impart forces or energy interactions. These could range from micro-mechanical devices through to massive power generating turbines.

Modern air and ground transport systems, and thermal power generation are key examples of Mechanical Engineering accomplishments.

The work of a mechanical engineer could include:

  • the design and specification of components or entire systems
  • design and planning of manufacturing processes
  • plant operation and maintenance
  • consulting
  • research and development
  • management.

What the course involves

In your first year you will completed the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. After completing this common year you can select to major in mechanical engineering.

This course is fundamentally oriented to provide learning and skills development opportunities with hands-on experience. In your final year you will undertake an individual design/research project.

You will also need to complete at least 480 hours of engineering work experience in order to graduate.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

This study may lead to opportunities in design and specification of components or entire systems, design and planning of manufacturing processes, plant operation and maintenance, consulting, research and development, and management.


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Professional recognition

Graduates fulfill the stage 1 competencies stipulated by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 2 Semester 1
Engineering Graphics 232 4.0 12.5
Engineering Mathematics 233 3.0 12.5
Fluid Mechanics 230 4.0 25.0
Machine Dynamics 231 6.0 25.0
Strength of Materials 232 5.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Electrical Plant 242 4.0 12.5
Engineering Sustainable Development 201 3.0 12.5
Manufacturing Processes 233 3.0 25.0
Mechanical Design 238 3.0 25.0
Thermodynamics 236 4.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Dynamic Systems 334 5.0 25.0
Industrial Technology 342 4.0 25.0
Materials 337 4.0 25.0
Thermal Engineering Processes 331 4.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Engineering Management 302 4.0 25.0
Fluid Flow Modelling 332 3.0 25.0
Linear Systems and Control 332 4.0 25.0
Mechanical Design 337 3.0 25.0
Year 4 Semester 1
Mechanical Project 491 2.5 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
Law for Engineers 202 2.0 12.5
Mechanical Project 494 1.0 25.0
Professional Practice 434 3.0 12.5
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 4 Semester 1
Design Methodology 431 3.0 25.0
Heat Transfer 431 3.0 25.0
Materials 434 4.0 25.0
Mechanical Measurements 431 3.0 25.0
Sustainable Energy Systems and Technologies 431 4.0 25.0
Vibration 431 3.5 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
Advanced Refrigeration System Design 5.0 25.0
Automatic Control 432 4.0 25.0
Design For Manufacturing 431 4.0 25.0
Finite Element Analysis 431 4.0 25.0
Fluid Mechanics 433 5.0 25.0
Noise 432 5.0 25.0

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 80
STAT entry*: Not accepted.
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • At least three of the following four: Mathematics 3C/3D, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses:

Engineering Studies 3A/3B, Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

 

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2013 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2013:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 9
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India/Pakistan 77%
Sri Lanka 10

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Mathematics (including Calculus), Physics and Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $30,800
Total indicative course fee $137,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.


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