Undergraduate

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 482670 CSP 4F/EqP 24 Feb 2020
20 Jul 2020

About

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.

Areas of study: Advanced computer-aided engineering, bulk solids handling, design of machines and processes, engineering management and advanced materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, properties and uses of materials, and 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. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Career opportunities: 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: Professional recognition through Engineers Australia qualifies you as a professional engineer who can work almost anywhere in the world.

Practical experience: 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.

Honours: All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (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.

Applicants with higher education study

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

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: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

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. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the University of Newcastle website.

Honours
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.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
482670 71.35 83.15 96.00 80.05 87.60 99.95

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2018 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank