Mechanical Engineering

For a standard enrolment plan for Mechanical Engineering visit CUSP.

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mechanical Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 48 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, consisting of:
(i) 18 credit points of Engineering Foundation units
(ii) 30 credit points of Project units
(iii) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program
(b) 138 credit points from the Mechanical Engineering Stream table, consisting of:
(i) 108 credit points of Mechanical Stream Core units
(ii) 30 credit points of Mechanical Stream Elective units
(c) 6 credit points of electives from 3000+ level units offered by the Faculty of Engineering, or from Table S
The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to take a specialisation available in their stream, the specialisation can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

Stream Core units

AMME1362
Materials 1
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N CIVL2110 or CIVL1110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
AMME1802
Engineering Mechanics
6    N CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
Semester 2
AMME2000
Engineering Analysis
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (ENGG1801 OR ENGG1810 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902)
Semester 1
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
AMME2262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 2
AMME2301
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
AMME2500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Semester 1
AMME2700
Instrumentation
6    A Programming skills, 1st year maths skills, familiarity with fundamental Engineering concepts.
P AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800
Semester 1
AMME3060
Engineering Methods
6    P AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065) OR MATH2021
Semester 2
AMME3500
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
MECH1400
Mechanical Construction
6      Semester 2
MECH2400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A (ENGG1801 OR ENGG1810) and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics
N BMET2400
Semester 2
MECH3260
Thermal Engineering 2
6    A Fundamentals of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are needed to begin this more advanced course
P AMME2200 OR AMME2262
Semester 2
MECH3261
Fluid Mechanics 2
6    P AMME2200 OR (AMME2261 AND AMME2262)
Semester 1
MECH3361
Mechanics of Solids 2
6    P AMME2301 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302 OR CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110)
Semester 2
MECH3362
Materials 2
6    A (1) A good understanding of basic knowledge and principles of material science and engineering from Materials I and mechanics of solids for simple structural elements (in tension, bending, torsion); (2) Reasonable mathematical skills in calculation of stresses and strains in simple structural elements.
P AMME2301 AND (AMME2302 OR AMME1362 OR CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110)
Semester 1
MECH3460
Mechanical Design 2
6    A Properties of engineering materials including fatigue failure theories. Statics and dynamics properties of machines.
P MECH2400 and AMME2301
Semester 2
MECH3660
Manufacturing Engineering
6    P MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MECH1560 OR ENGG1800
Semester 1

Stream Elective units

AERO5750
Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems
6    A AERO1560, AERO1400, AMME2700, AERO3460, AERO3560, AERO3260, AERO3261 and AERO4460.
P (AERO3260 OR AERO9260) AND (AERO3460 OR AERO9460) AND (AERO3360 OR AERO9360) AND (AERO3560 OR AERO9560)
Semester 2
AMME4010
Major Industrial Project
24    P 36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study with 65% average
N AMME4111 OR AMME4112 OR AMME4121 OR AMME4122 OR ENGG4000 OR MECH4601 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For students whose degree includes ENGG4000, AMME4010 counts in place of this unit. Students whose degree includes the Professional Engagement Program must enrol in all PEP units. AMME4010 will count toward the Engineering Work requirement.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5060
Advanced Computational Engineering
6    A Linear algebra, calculus and partial differential equations, Taylor series, the finite difference and finite element methods, numerical stability, accuracy, direct and iterative linear solvers and be able to write Matlab Scripts to solve problems using these methods.
P UG students are required to complete AMME3060 before enrolling in this unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5101
Energy and the Environment
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260 OR AERO3261 OR AERO9261 or AERO8261
Semester 1
AMME5104
Applied Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6    P ENGG5103. Knowledge of basic safety systems.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5105
Risk Management Analysis
6      Semester 1
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.
P [(MECH3261 AND AMME2000) OR (AERO3260 AND AMME2000)] OR ENGG5202 OR MECH8261
Semester 1
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    A MECH3261 OR MECH9261 OR CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612 OR AERO3260 OR AERO9260
Semester 1
AMME5310
Engineering Tribology
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261 or MECH8261)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5510
Vibration and Acoustics
6    P (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2200 OR AMME2261 OR AMME9261) AND (AMME2500 OR AMME9500)
Semester 2
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501
Semester 1
AMME5902
Computer Aided Manufacturing
6      Semester 2
AMME5912
Crash Analysis and Design
6    A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics
Semester 1
MECH2401
Human-Centred Engineering Design
6    A MECH1560 AND MECH1400
Semester 2
MECH4460
Mechanical Design 3
6    A (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND AMME2301 AND AMME2500 AND MECH3361
P MECH2400 and MECH3460
N MECH5416
Semester 1
MECH4660
Engineering Management
6    N MECH3661 OR AERO3660 OR MECH2660 OR MECH4601
Semester 1
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4255
Semester 2
MECH5265
Combustion
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4265 OR MECH8265
Semester 2
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR (AERO3260 AND AERO3261) OR (MECH9260 AND MECH9261) OR (MECH8260 and MECH8261) OR (AERO9260 AND AERO9261) OR (AERO8260 and AERO8261). Students claiming to have prerequisite knowledge based on study at other institutions must contact the unit of study coordinator before enrolling in this unit and may be required to sit a pre-exam to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this advanced level unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5304
Materials Failure
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (MECH9361 OR MECH3361 or MECH8361) AND (MECH9362 or MECH8362 OR MECH3362)
Semester 2
MECH5305
Smart Materials
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (AMME9301 OR AMME2301) AND (AMME9302 OR AMME2302 OR AMME1362)
Semester 2
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    P MECH3362 OR MECH9362 or MECH8362
N MECH4310
Semester 1
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110.
Semester 1