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Mechanical Engineering

Unit of study table

Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:
(a) 102 credit points of Core units as listed below
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience
(c) 30 credit points of Elective units
(d) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below
(e) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units

 

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

Core units

Year one
AMME9261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6 Students are expected to be familiar with first year basic maths: integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra
AMME5200
AMME9500
Engineering Dynamics
6 University level Maths and Physics, especially covering the area of Mechanics, and familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
AMME5500
AMME9705
Introduction to Electromechanical Systems
6 N AMME1705 or AMME2700 or AMME9700
MECH8660
Manufacturing and Sustainability
6 A MECH9400 Mechanical Design 1
N MECH9660
 
AMME9262
Introduction to Thermal Engineering
6 Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra
AMME5200
AMME9301
Mechanics of Solids 1
6 Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling
AMME5301
AMME9302
Introduction to Engineering Materials
6 AMME5302 or CIVL5501
MECH9400
Mechanical Systems Design 1
6 (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810) and (ENGG1802 or AMME1802). HSC Maths and HSC Physics
MECH5400
Year two
AMME9501
System Dynamics and Control
6 AMME5500 or AMME9500. Students are assumed to have a good background knowledge in ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform methods, linear algebra and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems
AMME9500
AMME8501
MECH9261
Fluid Mechanics 2
6 Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series
AMME9261 or AMME9200
MECH8261
MECH9362
Engineering Materials for Adv Manufacturing
6 Mechanics of solids: statics, stress, strain
(AMME9302 or AMME5302) and (AMME9301 or AMME5301)
MECH8362
MECH9460
Mechanical Systems Design 2
6 AMME9301 AND MECH9400
N MECH3460
MECH9260
Thermal Engineering and Environment
6 Fundamentals of thermodynamics are needed to begin this more advanced course
AMME9200 or AMME5200 or AMME9262
MECH8260
MECH9361
Mechanics of Solids 2
6 Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series
AMME9301 or AMME5301
MECH8361
Year three
AMME9601
Professional Engineering
6  
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6  
MECH5461
Design for Advanced Manufacturing
6 A Background knowledge of mechanical design, manufacturing, and engineering materials
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
  0 ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010
Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.

Elective units

Candidates must complete 30 credit points from the following Mechanical elective units of study.
It is recommended that students select units from the same subject area (either Thermofluids, Materials, Design & Manufacturing or Mechatronics)
Thermofluids
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
AMME5202
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
[(MECH3261 and AMME2000) or (AERO3260 and AMME2000)] or ENGG5202 or MECH8261
AMME8202
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
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6 General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
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
Materials
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
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6 Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics
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
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6 P AMME1362 or AMME2302 or AMME9302 or CIVL1110 or CIVL2110 or equivalent study at another institution
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
Design and Manufacturing
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
AMME5105
Risk Management Analysis
6  
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.
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
AMME9450
Design and Production
6 AMME2450
CSYS5010
Introduction to Complex Systems
6  
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6 First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
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
Mechatronics
AERO9760
Spacecraft and Satellite Design
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
AMME5902
Manufacturing of Micro- and Nanosystems
6 P (MECH2400 or MECH9400) and (MECH3660 or MECH8660 or MECH9660)
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

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units AMME5020 and AMME5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project AMME5021 and 6 cp of elective 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

Research Pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units AMME5222 and AMME5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.
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.

Major Industrial Project

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take AMME5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, AMME5020/AMME5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.
AMME5010
Major Industrial Project
24 WAM >= 70 in prior semester enrolment
AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or ENGG5217 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010

Exchange units

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.