2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering) | 2017

Mechanical Engineering includes many exciting fields such as advanced manufacturing, metal forming technology, robotics, control of systems, computer aided design and manufacturing, air conditioning, bio-mechanics, powder technology and tribology.

Cadetships are offered annually by Bluescope Steel Pty Ltd to students with superior academic results in their HSC. Students gain on the job experience and are paid while studying at University. On-line application forms are available from 1 July each year.

Mechanical Engineering has the broadest scope of all the branches of engineering, and graduates in this field have the core skills to adapt to other fields of engineering.

Course Structure

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
ENGG102Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics6Autumn
ENGG103Materials in Design6Autumn
ENGG105Engineering Design for Sustainability6Autumn
MATH141Foundations of Engineering Mathematics6Autumn, Spring
ENGG100Engineering Computing and Analysis6Spring
PHYS143Physics For Engineers6Spring
MATH142Essentials of Engineering Mathematics6Spring, Summer 2017/2018
ENGG104Electrical Systems6Spring
Year 2
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
MECH203Mechanical Workshop Practice0Autumn
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
MECH201Engineering Analysis6Spring
MECH215Mechanical Engineering Design 16Spring
MECH226Machine Dynamics6Spring
MECH252Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis6Spring
Year 3
MECH321Dynamics of Engineering Systems6Autumn
MECH341Thermodynamics of Engineering Systems6Autumn
MECH382Manufacturing Engineering Principles6Autumn
MECH326Dynamics of Mechanisms6Autumn
MECH311Mechanical Engineering Design 26Spring
MECH343Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics6Spring
MECH365Control of Machines and Processes6Spring
MECH372  Solids Handling and Process Engineering 6 Spring
Year 4
MECH419Finite Element Methods in Engineering6Autumn
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students complete one of the following research options
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Bachelor of Engineering Scholar (Honours) students complete ENGG453
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus electives as specified belowAutumn, Spring
Total Electives listed below across all years
For students in ENGG452: Any 3 electives from List A and 2 electives from List A or B
For students in ENGG453: Any 2 electives from List A and 2 electives from List A or B
List A
CSCI291Programming for Engineers6Autumn
CIVL311Structural Design 16Autumn
CIVL322Hydraulics and Hydrology6Autumn
ENGG202Introduction to the F SAE Project - Design, Technology & Management6Annual
ENGG447Advanced Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability6Autumn
ENGG440Strategic Management of Engineering6Autumn
MECH409Micro/Nano Robotic Systems6Autumn
MECH421Manufacturing Process Analysis6Autumn
MECH426Storage, Flow and Mechanical Conveying of Bulk Solids6Autumn
MECH474Reliability Engineering6Autumn
MECH489Engineering Asset Management6Autumn
CIVL314Structural Design 26Spring
CIVL463Applied Geotechnical Engineering6Spring
ECTE213Engineering Electromagnetics6Spring
ECTE471Robotics and Flexible Automation6Spring
ENGG378Sustainable Energy Technologies6Spring
ENGG433Financial Management for Engineers6Spring
ENGG439Engineering Logistics and Operations Management6Spring
ENVE221Air and Noise Pollution Control Engineering6Spring
MATE302Polymeric Materials6Spring
MATE401Selection of Materials in Engineering Design6Spring
MECH423Design for Manufacturing6Spring
MECH442Sustainable Energy in Buildings6Spring
MECH470Applied Topics in Mechatronics6Spring
MECH487Systems Analysis for Maintenance Management6Spring
ENGG302Infrastructure Systems6Not offered in this year
ENGG446Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment6Not offered in this year
ENGG448Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries6Not offered in this year
MECH422Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems6Not offered in this year
ENGG477Ocean Engineering6Not offered in this year
MECH428Pneumatic Conveying and Dust Control6Not offered in this year
MECH430Automotive Dynamics6Not offered in this year
MECH431Computational Fluid Dynamics6Not offered in this year
MECH468Computer Control of Machines and Processes6Not offered in this year
MECH438Fluid Power6Not offered in this year
MECH479Sustainable Transport and Engine Technologies6Not offered in this year
List B
LAW 101Law, Business and Society6Autumn
FREN151French for Beginners 16Autumn
JAPA141Beginner Japanese 16Autumn
ITAL151Italian for Beginners 16Autumn
MAND151Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners 16Autumn
ECTE233Digital Hardware6Autumn
STS 300The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future8Autumn
SPAN151Spanish for Beginners 16Autumn
PHIL256 / PHIL258Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics6Spring
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn
INDO151Introductory Indonesian 1A6Not offered in this year
PHIL206Ethics8Not offered in this year
STS 218Environment in Crisis8Not offered in this year


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.  

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 7 December, 2016