Mechanical, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T036

Previous Codes: KT3142.1, KT3157.1, KT3162.1, KT7004.1, ST3095.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

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Associate Degree in Engineering

The Associate Degree in Engineering is a two-year program (full-time) in Engineering designed for people who have workplace experience and wish to upgrade their qualifications in Engineering and possibly continue to the full Bachelor degree program. The Associate Degree in Engineering has a common first year program for all engineering disciplines, exposing students to a wide range of experiences in the first year. In the second year students may choose from the majors in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Robotics & Mechatronics. If students choose to apply to study in the the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) after graduating from the Associate Degree in Engineering they may be given advanced standing in up to 12 subjects.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Online Miriam Krakovska
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Online Miriam Krakovska

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the major introduces students to subjects of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
 

In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the major introduces students to subjects of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)
- Master of Engineering

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Engineering@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Engineering@westernsydney.edu.au

Recommended Sequence

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Associate Degree in Engineering

Major Structure

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete three subjects as follows
MECH 3009Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (WSTC AssocD)10
AND select two subjects from the following:20
Mechanics of Materials (WSTC AssocD)
Fluid Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)
Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines (WSTC AssocD)
Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC AssocD)
Please note: Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.
Total Credit Points30

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Major Structure

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

Full-time start-year intake

* 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
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  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 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
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 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 10
Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
Major Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3007 Thermal and Fluid Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Major 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
Major Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
Major Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

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

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
MECH 4001Computational Fluid Dynamics10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
ENGR 2013Graphics 4: Kinetic Narratives10
INFO 3003Human-Computer Interaction10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
ELEC 2008Microcontrollers and PLCs10
MECH 4003Mobile Robotics10
ENGR 3025Designing for Circular Economy (Advanced)10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier

ENGR 2011 - Graphics 2: Visual Simulation
ENGR 2012 - Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation

Minors

Automation, Minor

Biomedical Engineering, Minor

Computer Aided Design (Mechanical), Minor

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Major Structure

Students choose their key program at the end of first year. Mechanical engineering students will then undertake the following subjects.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
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
From 2020 ENGR 2012 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation was replaced by ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture.  
 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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 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
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

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 course, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 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
ENGR 2024 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier. 

ENGR 2012 - Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation

Optional Elective

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 course, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)
- Master of Engineering

Postgraduate Major Structure

To complete some of the components within the subjects in this major, students may be required to travel to other Western Sydney University campuses.

Mechanical Major Alternate Subjects

Specialist alternate subject offerings are subject to sufficient student demand and may not be offered annually.

Students enrolled in 3693 Master of Engineering choose seven major subjects from the list below

Students exiting with 3694 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only) choose six major alternate subjects

Students enrolled in 3695 Graduate Certificate in Engineering choose four major alternate subject

Subject Title Credit Points
MECH 7002Advanced Computer Aided Engineering10
MECH 7001Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics10
MECH 7003Advanced Dynamic Systems10
CIVL 7005Advanced Numerical Methods in Engineering10
MECH 7005Advanced Robotics10
MECH 7006Advanced Thermal and Fluid Engineering10
MECH 7007Mechanical System Design10
MECH 7008Mechatronic System Design10