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Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and optimise specialist machines and processes. They solve important problems using robotics, new advanced materials, the fundamental laws of energy generation and transmission and the computer control of physical systems – from nano to mega-tonne scale. They work on everything from power plants, to air conditioners, aircraft engines and race cars. With a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), you could design self-driving farm machinery for ultra-efficient food production, or build revolutionary biomechanical solutions for people with disabilities.
Advanced materials and manufacturing, bulk solids handling, computer-aided engineering, design and mechanics, design of machines and processes, fluid dynamics, mathematics, physics, thermodynamics.
Elective pathways: All University of Newcastle Engineering (Honours) programs facilitate the study of a wide range of elective pathways to customise our students' learning experience. These can deepen or broaden the knowledge base of the core program, depending on the student's desires and interests.
Mechanical engineering designer, mechanical systems supervisor, mechanical technology engineer, operating plant manager, engineering project manager. Mechanical engineers work in medical, transport, aerospace, electronics, mining, renewable energy, robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing industries. Complete one extra year of study and broaden your options with the Master of Professional Engineering.
Professional recognition through Engineers Australia qualifies you as a professional engineer who can work almost anywhere in the world.
All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.
All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science. Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Bridging and enabling courses.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.
Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.