Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing) and Bachelor of Arts

Course 957AM (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 012878B
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 500 credit points taken over 60 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


A/Prof. Andrew Seng Hock Ooi


Melbourne School of Engineering Office

Course Overview:


Students who commenced 4th year in 2010 and have not completed, or failed the fourth year subjects required, should speak to a course advisor.

Fifth year includes a major project and an elective in advanced engineering. Many students participate in industry challenges such as the Formula SAE-A competition, or other build and demonstrate projects that are world competitive. In laboratory, research and design work students have access to specialised facilities for materials testing, wind tunnels, engine test cells and a heavy engineering workshop for the manufacture of testing facilities and experimental equipment.

Graduate research programs are available in aspects of mechanical, mechatronics, manufacturing and bioengineering. The department is internationally regarded in fluid mechanics, advanced automotive engineering technology, machine dynamics, mechatronics and biomedical engineering.

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Course Structure & Available Subjects:


The recommended or standard course structures for engineering are listed below. When setting the timetable every effort will be made to avoid clashes between the times of classes associated with these sets of subjects. Students should be aware however, that if it proves to be impossible to achieve a timetable without clashes in these sets of subjects, the Faculty reserves the right to modify course structures in order to eliminate the conflicts. Students will be advised during the enrolment period of the semester if the recommended courses need to be varied. Where the courses include elective subjects these should be chosen so that timetable clashes are avoided. In particular, students in combined degrees should plan their c

Credit may not be obtained for -

both 436201 Thermofluids 1 and MCEN30015 Thermofluids
both 436353 Mechanics 2 and MCEN30016 Mechanical Dynamics
both 436285 Design & Materials 1 and MCEN30017 Mechanics and Materials
both 436286 Design & Materials 2 and MCEN30014 Mechanical Design
both 436284 Organisational Engineering and MCEN90010 Finance and Human Resources for Engineers

Arts Requirements:

200 points of Arts subjects of which -

* 50 points must be taken at first year level;
* 75 points must be taken at second year level and;
* 75 points must be taken at third year level.

For enquiries about Arts subjects contact the Arts and Music Student Centre, Room 104, Ground Floor, Old Arts Building

Subject Options:

Fourth Year

Fourth year engineering subjects available in 2011 are listed below -

Also Arts subjects as required (37.5 points)

Semester 1

ELEN90055 Control Systems (replacing MCEN30008 Control Systems 1)
MCEN90012 Design & Manufacturing 1 (replacing MCEN30009 Eng Design & Processes 1)
MCEN90008 Fluid Dynamics or MCEN90015 Thermodynamics (replacing MCEN30004 Thermofluids 2 and MCEN30005 Thermofluids 3)

Semester 2

MCEN90013 Design & Manufacturing 2 (replacing Eng Design & Processes 2)
MCEN90008 Fluid Dynamics or MCEN90015 Thermodynamics (replacing MCEN30004 Thermofluids 2 and MCEN30005 Thermofluids 3)

Fifth Year

As well as the year long subject, students must choose a Mechanical Elective 12.5 subject and Arts subject(s) as required 62.5 points.

Year Long

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Mechanical Elective Group 1

Select one elective from the group below:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Entry Requirements: There is no further entry into this combined course.
Core Participation Requirements: The Bachelor of Arts requires a standard level of ability across all disciplines. It will be assumed students are able to access and attend classes on a regular basis, are capable of learning in a University environment and will be able to take responsibility for their own learning. Any ability beyond this threshold will be robustly supported through the curriculum. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects, and any intensive use of IT or technologies will be adequately supported. Certain subjects have more specific requirements and demands, such as fieldwork or travelling, which are clearly outlined in the subject description.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. The Faculty Disability Contact Officer works with students, the University Disability Liaison Unit and teaching staff to assist students with their special requirements, with a particular focus on accommodations for in-class and examination assessment tasks. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website.
Further Study:

Postgraduate study

Coursework Masters

If you wish to continue your Arts professional studies at postgraduate level, the studies you undertake in your major can provide a direct pathway to Coursework Masters Degrees in areas such as editing, media and communications, public policy and management, international studies, arts management, development studies and many more. Entry is based on academic merit and in most cases requires a Bachelors degree or equivalent in the relevant study area.

You will also be well-prepared to undertake a Melbourne Model Graduate Professional Degree in areas such as engineering, law, teaching and commerce.

For more information on entry into a coursework masters degree, see the Arts coursework programs webpage, or Engineering coursework information page

Research Higher Degrees

If you wish to undertake advanced research and explore particular study areas in more depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to a range of Research Higher Degrees at masters and doctoral level - information about research higher degree study in Engineering and the Arts webpage.

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