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BE(Hons) Mechanical and Materials Engineering-Dual Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
8 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Graduates will be qualified mechanical engineers and materials engineers.

Mechanical engineers design and manufacture power plants, machinery and equipment for industry, and are expert in producing energy and converting it to other forms. They may design turbines, earthmoving machinery, food processors, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, artificial hearts and limbs, and engines for aircrafts or automobiles. The demand for mechanical engineers is increasingly broad, as new industries emerge, and old industries take advantage of automation developments and new sources of energy.

Materials engineering is concerned with the selection, processing and development of materials to design and make products. Materials - metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers and composites - give manufactured products their functional and aesthetic qualities. Materials engineers apply their knowledge of materials behaviour to optimise processing and improve the properties of products. They are also involved in controlling the service behaviour of materials; improving the performance of machines and structures.

Employment opportunities:

There are career paths in design, operation, management, research and consulting in Australia and overseas.

Materials engineers, and materials and testing engineers may be employed in the materials processing and manufacturing industries, including the automobile, whitegoods, steel, aluminium and polymer industries that create wealth and add value to Australia's mineral resources. Materials engineers are employed in large multinational companies and small to medium enterprises, in research establishments, in public utilities and in consulting engineering firms.

Mechanical engineering employment opportunities in Australia and overseas range from the very large mining, refining, construction and manufacturing companies to small companies.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code     Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:
      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]    (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations    (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • [MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II    (or)
  • [MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • MECH2300 Structures & Materials
  • MECH2305 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • MECH2410 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • MECH2100 Machine Element Design
  • MECH2210 Intermediate Mechanical & Space Dynamics
  • MECH2310 Science & Engineering of Metals

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • MATH2010 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MECH3300 Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics
  • MECH3400 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • MECH3600 Engineering Management & Communication
  • STAT2201 Analysis of Engineering & Scientific Data

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • MECH3100 Mechanical Systems Design
  • MECH3200 Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations
  • MECH3301 Materials Selection
  • MECH3410 Fluid Mechanics

      Year 4:

  • CHEE3301 Polymer Engineering
  • CHEE4302 Electrochemistry & Corrosion
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
  • MECH4304 Net Shape Manufacturing
  • METR4201 Control Engineering 1
  • MECH4500 Engineering Thesis [1]
  • MECH4501 Engineering Thesis [1]
  • MECH4552 Major Design Project

      Part B Electives:

      Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Courses:

  • CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry [3]
  • MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

       Part B1 - Introductory Electives:

  • BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms
  • CHEE1001 Principles of Biological Engineering
  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • ENGG1600 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
  • ERTH1501 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • AERO4300 Aerospace Composites
  • CHEE4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation

       End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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