Mechanical Engineering, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T103

Previous Code: KT3173.1, MT3054

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Mechanical engineering is a dynamic area involving the design and build of moving machines including engines that power transportation, industrial machinery, and a range of tools. Students put the core concepts of mechanical engineering, energy, thermodynamics, mechanics, kinematics, and fluid mechanics, into practical application in workshops, industry projects, and work integrated learning. Students design and construct machines and tools, monitor and evaluate their performance. Employment opportunities include automotive or mechanical engineer, control and instrumentation engineer. This major includes a mandatory 12 weeks of industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Macquarie Street Internal Major Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Major Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Major Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Major 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.

Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This Major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub which is part of Parramatta City campus.

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

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1009 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals 10
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
MANU 2001 Design and Manufacturing 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ENGR 2027 Engineering Design 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
ENGR 2025 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation 10
Select one elective 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
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
Select one Alternate Subject 20
Select one elective  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
Select one Alternate Subject 20
Select one elective  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3025Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
ENGR 2022Design Practice: Sustainable Manufacturing10
MECH 4003Mobile Robotics10
INFO 3003Human-Computer Interaction10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
MECH 4001Computational Fluid Dynamics10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
MECH 4003Mobile Robotics10

Minors

SM3072 Automation

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

SM3099 Computer Aided Design (Mechanical)

Optional Electives

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

 Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
MANU 2001 Design and Manufacturing 10
ELEC 1009 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
ENGR 2025 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 2027 Engineering Design 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 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
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3025Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
ENGR 2022Design Practice: Sustainable Manufacturing10
MECH 4003Mobile Robotics10
INFO 3003Human-Computer Interaction10
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
MECH 4001Computational Fluid Dynamics10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
MECH 4003Mobile Robotics10

Minors

SM3072 Automation

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

SM3099 Computer Aided Design (Mechanical)

Optional Electives

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Bachelor of Engineering Science 

This Major will be offered at Parramatta City, Penrith and Sydney City campuses.

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

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Note: All students are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary first and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.  
This test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will 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.  
The students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Select one elective 10
Note: Students who remained in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary during the first semester will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester.  
These students must then complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Select one elective 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
Note: Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

 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.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Business Core Subject 1 10
Business Core Subject 2 10
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Business Core Subject 3 10
Business Core Subject 4 10
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
Business Professional Subject 1 10
Business Professional Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Business Major Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
Business Major Subject 4 10
Business Major Subject 5 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
Business Major Subject 6 10
Business Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
Business Core Subject 1 10
Business Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Business Core Subject 3 10
Business Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Business Major Subject 1 10
Business Major Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
Business Professional Subject 1 10
Business Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
Business Major Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture 10
Business Professional Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
Business Major Subject 5 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
Business Major Subject 6 10
Business Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

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.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 2025 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
One alternate subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
MECH 3008 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 2025 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320