Double Major Overview

Description

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of engineering disciplines and it is the backbone of industry worldwide. It involves the production and use of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. Mechanical Engineering at UWA has been designed to produce graduates who have a solid foundation in the science and mathematics that underpin the discipline, a detailed understanding of the core subject areas within the discipline, and the skills to apply that knowledge in varied and changing environments. You will have the skills to learn and apply new specialised knowledge in emerging fields involving new technologies.

In the Mechanical Engineering major, you will learn the core theories, methods and practices used in modern mechanical engineering, as well as allowing for specialisation in areas of personal interest. You can choose options from other engineering disciplines or advanced options in mechanical engineering topics such as sound and vibration, control, fluids and materials. The course has a strong focus on research and design, and emphasises the necessary skills and ways of thinking to lead future change in this exciting field.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a strong foundation in mechanical engineering science by solving technical problems relevant to the field; (2) formulate engineering design solutions that accommodate technical, social, ethical, cultural, safety and economic factors and constraints; (3) communicate ideas in appropriate ways to a variety of audiences; (4) function ethically, effectively, collaboratively, inclusively and professionally in teams; and (5) demonstrate mastery of the fundamentals of mechanical engineering sufficient to acquire and

apply new skills and knowledge throughout

their careers.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science

Courses

Mechanical Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDC-EMECH when selecting this as their extended major.

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Mechanical Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
Prerequisites
(Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods) and (Physics ATAR or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics), or equivalent or higher
Incompatibility
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Incompatibility
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S2 GENG1101 Engineering Drawings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Co-requisites
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units

Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
a scaled score greater than
or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent
or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
S1, S2 ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Incompatibility
ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
S1 GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
S1 GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics
S1 MECH2002 Engineering Materials 2
Prerequisites
ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 MECH2004 Engineering Dynamics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
NS GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
S2 GENG3402 Control Engineering
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus (ID 6012)
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
GENG4402 Control Engineering (ID 2588)
S2 GENG3405 Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
GENG4405 Numerical Methods and Modelling
S2 MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or Equivalent
Incompatibility
MATH2501 Advanced Mathematical Methods
and GENG4407 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
S2 MECH3001 Mechanisms and Machines
Prerequisites
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343)
and MECH2004 Engineering Mechanics 2 (ID 8062) and Course Enrolment
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines (ID 436)
S1 MECH3002 Manufacturing
Prerequisites
GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
and MECH2002 Engineering Materials 2 (ID 8063)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing (ID 438)
S2 MECH3024 Engineering Thermodynamics
Prerequisites
Course Enrolment in
the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours]
or the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce
or the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science
or the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours]

and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Incompatibility
ENSC3024 Engineering Thermodynamics
S2 MECH3424 Measurement and Instrumentation
Prerequisites
GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343)
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics (ID 7437)
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MECH4424 Measurement and Noise (ID 2625)

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and Successful completion of
48 points of level 4/ level 5
Incompatibility
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
S1, S2 GENG5507 Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
S1 MECH4426 Dynamics, Vibration and Sound
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
and MECH2004 Engineering Dynamics
S1 MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Mechanical Engineering specialisation
and
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and MECH3024 Engineering Thermodynamics
S2 MECH4502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components
Prerequisites
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343)
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044)
and MECH2004 Engineering Mechanics 2 (ID 8062)
and MECH3002 Materials and Manufacturing (ID 8070)
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components (ID 2638)
S1 MECH5551 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Mechanical Engineering specialisation

and MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components )
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and MECH4502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Co-requisites
MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
Degree-specific major units

Group A—take 6 — 18 points from Group A.

Students who select GENG4411 must take GENG4412 in the following semester. The two units comprise a 12-pt research project.

Students who select GENG4411 must take GENG4412 in the following semester. The two units comprise a 12-pt research project.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points including level 3 24 points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 MECH5552 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Mechanical Engineering specialisatiion
or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and MECH5551 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
Co-requisites
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Degree-specific major units

Group B—take 6 — 12 points from Group B.

18 points must be taken from Group A and Group B combined. Students who take 6 points from Group A must take 12 points from Group B. Students who take 12 points from Group A must take 6 points from Group B. Students who take all units from Group A do not take any units from Group B.

18 points must be taken from Group A and Group B combined. Students who take 6 points from Group A must take 12 points from Group B. Students who take 12 points from Group A must take 6 points from Group B. Students who take all units from Group A do not take any units from Group B.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CHPR3405 Particle Technology
Prerequisites
GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics (ID 8016)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CHPR4405 Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling (ID 2607)
N/A GENG5504 Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering ( Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation

or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
S1, S2 GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or Enrolment in
62530 Master of Data Science
or Enrolment in
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

and Successful completion of
120 Points )
S1 GENG5514 Finite Element Method
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Civil Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
and GENG3405 Numerical Methods and Modelling
S1 MECH4428 Degradation of Materials
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
96 points
S2 MECH5504 Design and Failure Analysis of Materials
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MECH2002 Engineering Materials 2
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics