Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

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Dr Ayodele Olofinjana
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Dr Ayodele Olofinjana

Shape the way we live

Mechanical engineers work with machines and mechanical systems to develop better manufacturing methods. This program teaches you the finer points of engineering and machine design, fluid mechanics and production engineering, with options to specialise in areas such as electrical engineering, mechatronic engineering, town planning studies and supply chain management.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to use mathematical and scientific principles to solve a wide range of technical problems
  • Get plenty of hands-on experience, including 12 weeks work experience with professional engineers
  • Complete a major final-year research project on a topic of your choice
  • Learn from industry professionals through guest lectures that expose you to current engineering professional practice
  • Recreate interactive real-life scenarios in USC's state-of-the-art visualisation studio and dedicated engineering laboratories
Exemption for first year Mathematics

High achieving mathematics students can apply for exemptions to introductory mathematics and calculus subjects. However, exempted courses will need to be replaced with engineering relevant courses to fulfil requirements of the degree. Apply through the School of Engineering.

Post-admission requirements

Students must complete 60 days of suitable field experience.

Career opportunities
  • Government agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Research organisations
  • Mining industry
  • Chemical processing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Agriculture
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a:
  • Mechanical engineer

This program is internationally recognised to allow you to work in Australia and overseas.

 

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Program structure

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Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete a minimum of 60 days of suitable work experience. Students must meet all costs associated with the acquisition of practical experience to satisfy this requirement
  • The acceptability or otherwise of employment experience, and the period of that type of experience that may be credited towards the 60 days, will be determined by the Program Coordinator.
  • In nearly all cases students find and obtain the required experience as part of paid vacation employment during the summer break.
  • Students complete their work experience programs in an area of their choice, and in the majority of cases they do so within commuting distance of their residential addresses.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Not available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years;
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently;
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC.
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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

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