Extended 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
MJDENGSC Engineering Science
 Courses
Mechanical Engineering can only be taken as a degreespecific major in the following degree courses:
 BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
 CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science*
 CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce*
 CB014 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)*
 CB034 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Arts*
 CB030 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Modern Languages*
*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDCEMECH when selecting this as their extended major.
Example Study Plans
 BE Mechanical Engineering SEM12023 [docx]
 BE Mechanical Engineering with Bridging SEM12023 [docx]
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
 nonstandard teaching period
The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Mechanical Engineering major units.
Level 1
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S2  ENSC1004  Engineering Materials  
NS  GENG1000  Engineering Practice 1 

S1, S2  GENG1010  Introduction to Engineering 

S2  GENG1101  Engineering Drawings 

S1, S2  MATH1011  Multivariable Calculus 

S1, S2  MATH1012  Mathematical Theory and Methods 

S1, S2  PHYS1001  Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
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 

S1, S2  MATH1722  Mathematics Foundations: Specialist 

S1, S2  PHYS1030  Physics Bridging Unit 

Level 2
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (42 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1, S2  CITS2401  Computer Analysis and Visualisation  
S1, S2  ENSC2003  Engineering Electrical Fundamentals  
S1, S2  ENSC2004  Engineering Mechanics 

NS  GENG2000  Engineering Practice 2 

S1  GENG2003  Fluid Mechanics 

S1  GENG2004  Solid Mechanics  
S1  MECH2002  Engineering Materials 2 

S2  MECH2004  Engineering Dynamics 

Level 3
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (42 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

NS  GENG3000  Engineering Practice 3 

S2  GENG3402  Control Engineering 

S2  GENG3405  Numerical Methods and Modelling  
S2  MATH3023  Advanced Mathematics Applications  
S2  MECH3001  Mechanisms and Machines 

S1  MECH3002  Manufacturing  
S2  MECH3024  Engineering Thermodynamics 

S2  MECH3424  Measurement and Instrumentation 

Level 4
Degreespecific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

S1, S2  GENG5010  Professional Engineering Portfolio 

S1, S2  GENG5507  Risk, Reliability and Safety  
S1  MECH4426  Dynamics, Vibration and Sound 

S1  MECH4429  Applied Engineering Thermodynamics  
S2  MECH4502  Analysis and Design of Machine Components 

S1  MECH5551  Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1 
Degreespecific 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 12pt research project.
Students who select GENG4411 must take GENG4412 in the following semester. The two units comprise a 12pt research project.
Availability  Unit code  Unit name  unit requirements 

N/A  GENG4411  Engineering Research Project Part 1 

N/A  GENG4412  Engineering Research Project Part 2 

S2  MECH5552  Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2 
Degreespecific 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  
N/A  GENG5504  Petroleum Engineering 

S1, S2  GENG5505  Project Management and Engineering Practice 

S1  GENG5514  Finite Element Method 

S1  MECH4428  Degradation of Materials  
S2  MECH5504  Design and Failure Analysis of Materials 
