Faculty of Engineering

Mechanical Mid-Year (2017)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2017.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechanical Mid-Year (2017)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

2. Requirements

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 192 credit points as follows:

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► 108 credit points of Mechanical stream core units

► A minimum of 42 credit points of Mechanical Specialist elective units

► A maximum of 6 credit points of General (Free) Electives

The completion of a major is not necessary. If a student chooses to do a major, aligned majors can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree, a candidate must

(a) successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising: (i) A minimum of 36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units; (ii) A minimum of 108cp from the Mechanical Stream Core Table, including all required units; (iii) A minimum of 48cp of additional units from the Mechanical Stream Specialist Table, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table; and;

(b) have an EWAM of at least 65 immediately prior to the semester in which a thesis unit of study is first attempted; and

(c) have an EIHWAM of at least 65 at the completion of the degree; and

(d) complete the requirements within a time limit of 5 years for a single Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree or complete the requirements within a time limit of 6 years for a combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degree.

Candidates who satisfy Clause (a) above, but who have not satisfied all each of Clauses (b), (c) and (d), will qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree (i.e. the pass degree, awarded without Honours).

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit; subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester`s standard units.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Majors

A major requires:

(a) the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major;

(b) satisfying any additional requirements specified for the major, and listed with the table of units for the major;

(c) the completion of a thesis project that has been approved by the Head of School (or delegate) as relevant to the topic of the major.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
6 Select from AMME1362: Materials 1
6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
6 Select from MECH1400: Mechanical Construction
3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics

Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1903 and MATH1905.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
6 Select from MECH1560: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: ENGG1111 may be replaced by ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering for approved students. MATH1001 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1901 and MATH1902.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2
6 Select from AMME2262: Thermal Engineering 1
6 Select from MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1
6 Select from AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
6 Select from MECH2401: Human-Centred Engineering Design

Note: ENGG2111 may be replaced by ENGG2062 Engineering Project: Business Plan 2 Adv or AERO2711 Advanced Aerospace Project 1, with school approval.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from AMME2000: Engineering Analysis
6 Select from AMME2261: Fluid Mechanics 1
6 Select from AMME2700: Instrumentation
6 Select from AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from AMME3060: Engineering Methods
or other units.
6 Select from MECH3260: Thermal Engineering 2
6 Select from MECH3460: Mechanical Design 2
6 Select from MECH3361: Mechanics of Solids 2

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3
6 Select from AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
6 Select from MECH3261: Fluid Mechanics 2
6 Select from MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering
6 Select from MECH3362: Materials 2

Note: ENGG3111 may be replaced by ENGG3062 Technology Education (Adv) or AERO3711 Advanced Aerospace Project 2, with school approval.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Mechanical Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Mechanical Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Engineering General Electives
6 Select from AMME4111: Thesis A

Note: A minimum of 42 credit points must be completed across the degree as a whole from units listed in the Mechanical Specialist table, with no more than 6 credit points (one unit) from general electives.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4
6 Select from Unit Block:
Mechanical Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Mechanical Specialist Electives
6 Select from AMME4112: Thesis B
0 Select from ENGG4000: Practical Experience

Note: A minimum of 42 credit points must be completed across the degree as a whole from units listed in the Mechanical Specialist table, with no more than 6 credit points (one unit) from general electives.

ENGG4111 may be replaced by ENGG4064 Advanced Engineering Design A or AERO4711 Advanced Aerospace Project 3, with school approval.

4. Pathways

48cp Majors

Type CP CP From

Note: From 2019 onwards, all engineering majors will be converted to the 48 credit point format, and several new majors will be introduced - details can be viewed in the 2019 degree structures.

You can find more information at https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/feit-your-studies-bachelor-of-engineering-majors

Major in Environmental Engineering (24cp)

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME5101: Energy and the Environment
Core
6 AMME5202: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Core
6 AMME5510: Vibration and Acoustics
Core
6 MECH5275: Renewable Energy

Major in Materials (24cp)

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3362: Materials 2
Core
6 MECH5304: Materials Failure
Core
6 MECH5305: Smart Materials
Core
6 MECH5310: Advanced Engineering Materials

Note: This major focuses on development of an understanding of the relationship between properties of materials and their relationship to engineering design. Concepts covered include: mechanical properties; fracture and fatigue mechanics; composite materials; ceramics and glasses; structure- property relationships; and selection of materials.

The major is available to students who complete the four units listed (24 cp).

Major in Space Engineering (24cp)

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AERO2705: Space Engineering 1


Note: Replaces MECH2401
Core
6 AERO3760: Space Engineering 2


Note: Replaces MECH3460
Core
6 AERO4701: Space Engineering 3
6 Select from Unit Block Space Specialist Electives


Note: Required for the completion of the Space Major.

Note: This major is available to students who complete the 24 cp of units of study listed and meet progression requirements. There are ATAR (>99) or WAM (>75%) entry requirements for this major.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Space Specialist Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO4260 Aerodynamics 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4360 Aerospace Structures 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4560 Flight Mechanics 2 6 Semester 2
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5202 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG2111 Integrated Engineering 2 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
ENGG3111 Integrated Engineering 3 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG4000 Practical Experience 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
Other
Int January
Int February
Int March
Int April
Int May
Int June
Int July
Int August
Int September
Int October
Int November
Int December
ENGG4111 Integrated Engineering 4 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1901 Differential Calculus (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling Advanced 3 Semester 2
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2

Block 3 - Mechanical Specialist Electives (Min CP: 42,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5750 Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 6 Semester 2
AMME3060 Engineering Methods 6 Semester 2
AMME5101 Energy and the Environment 6 Semester 1
AMME5105 Risk Management Analysis 6 Semester 1
AMME5202 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME5271 Computational Nanotechnology 6 Semester 2
AMME5292 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME5310 Engineering Tribology 6 Semester 1
AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
AMME5902 Computer Aided Manufacturing 6 Semester 2
AMME5912 Crash Analysis and Design 6 Semester 1
MATH2021 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations 6 Semester 1
MATH2921 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations (Adv) 6 Semester 1
MECH1400 Mechanical Construction 6 Semester 2
MECH2401 Human-Centred Engineering Design 6 Semester 2
MECH4460 Mechanical Design 3 6 Semester 1
MECH4660 Engineering Management [not running in 2019] 6 Semester 1
MECH5255 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6 Semester 2
MECH5265 Combustion 6 Semester 2
MECH5275 Renewable Energy 6 Semester 2
MECH5304 Materials Failure 6 Semester 2
MECH5305 Smart Materials 6 Semester 2
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 6 Semester 1

Note: At least 7 units (42 cp) must be completed.

Block 4 - Engineering General Electives (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1000 History and Philosophy of Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students may take 6 credit points of free general electives to complete the total number of credit points for their degree. Students may take the following units of study as free general electives, provided they satisfy any prerequisite, quota, departmental permission or any other requirements of the units, and the units are not essentially the same or prohibited units for any of the other units in their degree.

(1) Any units of study from the Faculties of: (i) Engineering and Information Technologies (ii) Science (iii) Arts (iv) Sydney Business School

(2) Any other units of study approved by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Courses Committee, which will be published in an appropriate place by the Faculty.

(3) Any units of study approved by the Dean (or his/her delegate in these matters), or by the relevant Head of School or Program Director, on a case by case basis upon application by the student.

Block 5 - Mechanical Stream Core (Min CP: 108,Max CP: 108)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME1362 Materials 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2000 Engineering Analysis 6 Semester 1
AMME2261 Fluid Mechanics 1 6 Semester 1
AMME2262 Thermal Engineering 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2500 Engineering Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME2700 Instrumentation 6 Semester 1
AMME3500 System Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1
ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Summer Late
ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
Int January
MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6 Semester 1
MECH2400 Mechanical Design 1 6 Semester 2
MECH3260 Thermal Engineering 2 6 Semester 2
MECH3261 Fluid Mechanics 2 6 Semester 1
MECH3361 Mechanics of Solids 2 6 Semester 2
MECH3362 Materials 2 6 Semester 1
MECH3460 Mechanical Design 2 6 Semester 2
MECH3660 Manufacturing Engineering 6 Semester 1