Materials Engineering, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T128

Previous Code: MT3049.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Since the dawning of mankind an understanding of how materials can be obtained and used has been critical to successful human endeavour. Materials engineers are concerned with the highly technological and dynamic process of understanding, developing, and applying materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites) to a range of engineering problems. Students will develop skills necessary to synthesise relevant information so that they can be effective decision makers in a materials context. These skills will serve them well in varied career opportunities associated with biomedical devices, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, opto-electronics, energy, aerospace, and sustainable construction. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Program Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Program Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Program Advice

Recommended Sequence

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business.

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
PROC 1006 Materials Engineering Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
PROC 2003 Materials Selection and Design 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ENGR 2032 Sustainability Analysis and Design 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 4001 Advanced Materials Topics 10
CIVL 3020 Sustainable Waste Engineering 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
PROC 4002 Engineering Materials from Waste 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subject must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
Two Alternate Subjects 20
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
30141010
30141210
30141310
ELEC 1003Electrical Fundamentals10
ENGR 4035Smart and Liveable Cities10
ENGR 4034Climate Smart Engineering10
ELEC 3010Renewable Energy Systems Design10
CIVL 2018Water Supply Systems Design10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
HUMN 2038Pigments of the Imagination10
HUMN 2048Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)10
PERF 2011From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)10
VISU 2003From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies10
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
HUMN 3082The Making of the `Aborigines'10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10
HUMN 3070Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)10

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Sustainability Engineering, Minor
Advanced Manufacturing, Minor

Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
PROC 1006 Materials Engineering Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
PROC 2003 Materials Selection and Design 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
ENGR 2032 Sustainability Analysis and Design 10
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
One Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 4001 Advanced Materials Topics 10
CIVL 3020 Sustainable Waste Engineering 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
Select one elective 10
  • Electives must be Level 2 or higher
 
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
PROC 4002 Engineering Materials from Waste 10
MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
One Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
Two Alternate subjects 10
Select two electives 20
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
30141010
30141210
30141310
ELEC 1003Electrical Fundamentals10
ENGR 4035Smart and Liveable Cities10
ENGR 4034Climate Smart Engineering10
ELEC 3010Renewable Energy Systems Design10
CIVL 2018Water Supply Systems Design10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
HUMN 2038Pigments of the Imagination10
HUMN 2048Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)10
PERF 2011From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)10
VISU 2003From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies10
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
HUMN 3082The Making of the `Aborigines'10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10
HUMN 3070Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)10

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Biomedical Engineering, Minor
Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor
Sustainability Engineering, Minor
Advanced Manufacturing, Minor

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
BBus Core Subject 1 10
BBus Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
BBus Core Subject 3 10
BBus Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
PROC 1006 Materials Engineering Fundamentals 10
BBus Professional Subject 1 10
BBus Professional Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
BBus Major Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
PROC 2003 Materials Selection and Design 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2032 Sustainability Analysis and Design 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
BBus Major Subject 4 10
BBus Major Subject 5 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 4001 Advanced Materials Topics 10
CIVL 3020 Sustainable Waste Engineering 10
BBus Major Subject 6 10
BBus Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
PROC 4002 Engineering Materials from Waste 10
BBus Professional Subject 3 10
BBus Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
BBus Professional Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this subject as an elective.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
PROC 1006 Materials Engineering Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
PROC 2003 Materials Selection and Design 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
ENGR 2032 Sustainability Analysis and Design 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
PROC 3008 Materials Processing and Applications 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
PROC 4001 Advanced Materials Topics 10
CIVL 3020 Sustainable Waste Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240