The University of Newcastle educates engineers who can solve the world's most pressing challenges. A degree in mechanical engineering can prepare you to help meet the world's future energy needs by creating biomass, wind, and tidal power solutions.
You may learn how to construct self-driving farm equipment for very efficient food production, or you could learn how to develop ground-breaking biomechanical solutions for people with disabilities.
Mechanical engineers work to improve the energy efficiency, safety, and design of the machines that support business and society.
Automobiles, airplanes, mechanical prostheses, wheelchairs, lifts, and industrial machinery are some examples of these devices. It might be the engineering subject with the broadest breadth that offers students the most specialized options.
What you will study
The four-year Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honors) curriculum requires students to complete 320 units, which are broken down into the following groups:
280 units of core courses; and
40 units are elective courses.
Here, you can learn critical technical and mechanical engineering skills in:
Design and prototyping
Advanced materials and manufacturing
Bulk solids handling
Have a solid theoretical grasp of the underlying natural and physical sciences and how the engineering profession is related to them, or both.
Conceptual understanding of mathematics, statistics, numerical analysis, computer science, and other engineering-related subjects.
A broad understanding of the engineering discipline's specialist knowledge bases.
Establishing the future directions for knowledge creation and research in the engineering field.
The context-related factors that have an impact on the engineering discipline.
Recognizing the scope, guiding principles, obligations, standards, and constraints of the applicable discipline's present engineering practice.
Applying tried-and-true engineering methods to tough engineering situations
Applying engineering techniques, resources, and tools without difficulty.
Utilizing systematic engineering synthesis and design methods.
Using systematic management and execution techniques for engineering projects
More or less, every industry needs mechanical engineers. They are employed in a variety of disciplines, including advanced manufacturing, robotics, automation, and the domains of renewable energy, transportation, automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
Mechanical engineering is versatile and adaptive. Active fieldwork, design and development, or a managerial job in charge of people and projects might be more your style. Typical positions include:
Mechanical Engineering Designer
Mechanical Systems Supervisor
Mechanical Technology Engineer
Operating Plant Manager
Engineering Project Manager
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents, and international students.
A Band 5 or above in math from the AHSC is required. One science-related subject would be additionally beneficial (Physics or Chemistry preferred)
Less-than-Band-5 Although they would need to take additional coursework to fulfill the program's qualifications, applicants in mathematics may be accepted into the program.
Graduates of the HSC Mathematics General 2 program may be admitted, but they must take additional courses to properly complete the program's prerequisites.
A similar course or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 is advised. Studying one science-related subject would also be beneficial (Physics or Chemistry are preferred).
English Language Requirements
The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0.
TOEFL - 60/120
PTE - 50/90
For International Students: AUD 39,275 (indicative annual fee, 2022)