In the first two years of your mechanical engineering degree, you will learn the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice.
As you progress, you'll customise your degree by focusing your studies in the general field of mechanical engineering or other areas such as manufacturing, automotive, business, mathematics or computing.
- Computer-aided engineering and design
- Industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics
- Energy conservation and renewable energy
- Mechatronics, dynamics and control
Years 1 and 2
In the first two years, you'll study basic mechanical engineering and science courses at the City campus. These are aimed at developing competence in essential analytical problem-solving skills and design capabilities.
All engineering students will also study an Introduction to Engineering course, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to extend this aspect of your studies by completing an Engineers Without Borders elective, enabling you to experience humanitarian engineering first-hand.
In these years, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice.
Years 3 and 4
In the final years of the degree, specialist mechanical elective courses are offered in various streams of expertise in our Bundoora East Campus.
Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career.
You’ll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.
Examples of electives include:
- Mechanical Design
- Applied Heat and Mass Transfer
- Remote Area Power Supply
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Vehicle Power Systems
- Industrial and Vehicle Aerodynamics
- Mechatronic Design
- Advanced Robotics
- Automatic Control
- Advanced Engineering Computer Aided Design
- Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Three project-based subjects in your final year will provide a capstone experience in which you’ll conduct an independent research project. The nature of this project may be analytical, experimental, design, computational or any combination of these.
Professional practice courses will introduce you to:
- report writing and other communication skills
- work modules on organisations
- design and build activities
- project management
- occupational health and safety