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Mechanical Engineering

Unit of study table

Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering in this stream, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
1. 24 credit points of Core units
2. 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
4. A maximum of 12 credit points of Elective units
Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points including:
1. A minimum of 12 credit points of Core units
2. A minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
– Elective units are not available for candidates with RVL

 

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

Core units

ENGG5102
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
6    Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential
ELEC5701
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6     
PMGT5871
Project Planning
6    P ENGG5205 OR PMGT5205
N PMGT6871

Specialist units

AERO9301
Applied Finite Element Analysis
6    AERO9360 or AERO8360 or MECH9361 or MECH8361. Linear algebra, calculus and partial differential equations, basic knowledge in solid mechanics 1 (AERO2301), basic knowledge in elasticity
AMME5060
Advanced Computational Engineering
6    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
AMME5101
Energy and the Environment
6    Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
MECH3260 or MECH9260 or MECH8260 or AERO3261 or AERO9261 or AERO8261
AMME8101
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    P MECH3261 or MECH8261 or MECH9261 or CIVL3612 or CIVL9612 or AERO3260 or AERO8260 or AERO9260
AMME5310
Engineering Tribology
6    (AMME1362 or AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261 or MECH8261)
AMME5510
Vibration and Acoustics
6    (AMME2301 or AMME9301) and (AMME2200 or AMME2261 or AMME9261) and (AMME2500 or AMME9500)
AMME8510
AMME5902
Manufacturing of Micro- and Nanosystems
6    P (MECH2400 or MECH9400) and (MECH3660 or MECH8660 or MECH9660)
AMME5912
Crash Analysis and Design
6    P (MECH2400 or MECH9400) and (AMME2301 or AMME9301) and MECH3460 and MECH3361. Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics.
AMME8202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills
AMME5202
AMME9401
Industrial and Product Design Engineering
6    Engineering design and fundamental knowledge from previous years engineering study
P MECH3460 or MTRX3700 or AERO3460 or BMET3921 or AERO9460
AMME4401
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
MECH4255
MECH5265
Combustion
6    Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
MECH4265 or MECH8265
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    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 (MECH8260 and MECH8261) or (MECH9260 and MECH9261) or (AERO3260 and AERO3261) or (AERO8260 and AERO8261) or (AERO9260 and AERO9261) or equivalent study at another institution
MECH5304
Materials Failure
6    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
MECH5305
Smart Materials
6    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
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    MECH4310
MECH5416
Design of Micro- and Nanosystems
6    ENGG1802 or AMME1802 - Eng Mechanics; balance of forces and moments; AMME2301 - Mechanics of Solids; 2 and 3 dimensional stress and strain; AMME2500 - Engineering Dynamics - dynamic forces and moments; MECH2400 - Mechanical Design 1; approach to design problems and report writing; and preparation of engineering drawing; MECH3460 - Mechanical design 2; means of applying fatigue analysis to a wide range of machine components
MECH4460
MECH5720
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills and some Electromagnetics
MECH4720 or MECH8720
MTRX5700
Experimental Robotics
6    Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed
Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.

Research units

AMME5020
Capstone Project A
6    96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study)
AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010
AMME5021
Capstone Project B
6    96 credit points from the MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 credit points from the ME degree program (including any credit for prior study)
AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010
AMME5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P (24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70) or (96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70) or (48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70)
AMME5021 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010
AMME5222
Dissertation A
12    AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
AMME5223
Dissertation B
12    AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
With permission from the Program Director students progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace AMME5020, AMME5021 and 12 credit points of electives with AMME5222 & AMME5223, Dissertation A & B.
A candidate who has been granted RVL and who is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.

Elective units

Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units.
AERO5200
Advanced Aerodynamics
6    BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field
AERO5400
Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis
6    Undergraduate level 1, 2 and 3 or Foundation Masters units in Aerospace Design are expected to have been completed before undertaking this unit
AERO4491
AERO9760
Spacecraft and Satellite Design
6     
AMME5105
Risk Management Analysis
6     
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain
AMME3500 or AMME9501 or AMME8501
AMME8520
AMME9450
Design and Production
6    AMME2450
BMET9961
Biomaterials
6    Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the 1000-level. AMME9901 or BMET9901 or 6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry, 6 credit points of 1000-level materials science, 6 credit points of engineering design
AMME5961 or AMME9961 or MECH4961 or BMET4961 or BMET3961
BMET9971
Tissue Engineering
6    AMME9901 or BMET9901 or [6 credit points of 1000-level biology and 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry]
AMME5971 or AMME9971 or AMME4971 or BMET4971 or BMET3971
BMET9981
Applied Biomedical Engineering
6    AMME9301 AND AMME9302 AND AMME9500 AND MECH9361
AMME4981 or BMET4981 OR AMME5981 OR AMME9981
BMET9990
Biomedical Product Development
6    1000 level chemistry, 2000 level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the1000 level, and preferably at the 2000 level
BMET3990 or AMME4990 or BMET4990 or AMME5990 or AMME9990
CSYS5010
Introduction to Complex Systems
6     
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    P AMME1362 or AMME2302 or AMME9302 or CIVL1110 or CIVL2110 or equivalent study at another institution
MECH5461
Design for Advanced Manufacturing
6 A Background knowledge of mechanical design, manufacturing, and engineering materials