Years 1 and 2
In the first two years, you'll study basic mechanical engineering and industrial design courses.
In these years, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice. These are aimed at developing competence in essential analytical problem-solving skills and design capabilities.
You’ll also gain a basic understanding of the methods and nature of the designed form, and learn about the socio-cultural factors of design and designing.
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.
Years 3, 4 and 5
In the final years of the degree, specialist mechanical engineering elective courses are offered in various streams of expertise.
You’ll be provided with the challenge of defining and demonstrating an area of professional engagement through a year-long, research-led and industry-engaged design project. 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. This experience acts as a scaffold for entry into the profession and opens up opportunities beyond graduation. You may also have the opportunity to present your project at EnGenius, an end of year student showcase event.
Throughout the degree, professional practice courses will introduce you to report writing and other communication skills, work modules on organisations, ethics, design and build activities, project management, occupational health and safety, sustainability.
You’ll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.