Mechanical engineering involves the creation and use of new technologies and the design and development of new materials, processes and products. This largely involves 'things that move', such as motor vehicles, aircraft systems, engines, pumps, gas turbines, industrial plants, air-conditioning/refrigeration systems, manufacturing processes, building services and even space stations.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) has a strong focus on design and hands-on experience. Students complete design and build projects in second and third years, followed by a more advanced and extensive design/research project in the final year.
This degree provides a solid foundation in core mechanical engineering disciplines, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the academic program, students also develop written and oral communication skills and a familiarity with team work and project management.
Mechanical engineers have great employment prospects both locally and globally. They offer expertise in the fields of materials engineering, combustion, noise and...
Mechanical engineers have great employment prospects both locally and globally. They offer expertise in the fields of materials engineering, combustion, noise and vibration control, energy technology, control systems, robotics, quality management, bioengineering, aeronautics, fluid mechanics, water supply, mining, manufacturing, production planning, maintenance planning, consumer product design, pollution control and failure analysis.