Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical &Manufacturing)& Bachelor of Science

Course 985AM (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 009725A
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

Course Overview:


Students who commenced fourth year in 2010 and have not completed (or who have failed) a fourth year subject should see a course advisor.

Fifth year includes a major project and electives in advanced engineering; in manufacturing, bioengineering, applied mechanics, fluids, energy, mechatronics and management. Students planning to enter industry directly after graduating can choose how best to prepare for their careers, bearing in mind that many design and research engineers move into management. Many students participate in industry challenges such as the Formula SAE-A competition, or other build and demonstrate projects that are world competitive.

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.

Objectives: ..
Course Structure & Available Subjects:


The standard BE/BSc combined degrees require a total of 500 points - students must take a minimum of 300 engineering points and 237.5 science points which must include -

• between 75 and 125 points at Level 1;
• completion of 50 points of a prescribed science major at Level 3. Detailed information on the science majors available is contained within the Handbook entry for the Bachelor of Science course (course code 755BB)

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

With regard to the science component note that:

There are no specific requirements at Level 2:

• The engineering component may require the completion of specific science subjects (e.g. at first year level). These subjects are detailed in the requirements of the various engineering streams.
• A science major in computer science is not available to students undertaking the Software Engineering stream in the BE. These students will be required to undertake a major in an alternative science discipline (e.g. mathematics and statistics).
• Students will not normally be permitted to complete more than 237.5 science points.

A science major is defined as 50 points at Level 3 in an approved science discipline.

To complete a science major, students complete one of the science majors listed in the Handbook entry for the Bachelor of Science course (course code 755BB). Students may not complete alternative combinations of subjects to major unless approval is obtained from the Eastern Precinct Student Centre. The University is committed to ensuring that students are not disadvantaged by recent changes to the curriculum and students may complete a major as defined by the current structure or a structure detailed in a previous year's handbook applicable to any year the student was enrolled in the course. Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science students who require advice on an appropriate subject selection to complete a specific science major should contact the EPSC.

Students undertaking the Software Engineering stream of the BE/BSc cannot complete a science major in computer science. These students will be required to undertake a major in an alternative science discipline (e.g. mathematics and statistics).

Subjects available for science credit
A full list of subjects available for science credit for the BE/BSC -

The recommended or standard course structures 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 courses so that the subjects chosen in the other faculty do not clash with those recommended for the engineering component.
Subject Options:

Fifth Year

Year Long

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Semester 1

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1

Semester 2

Elective (12.5 points) - Mechanical 400-level

Science subject(s) as required (25 points)

Mechanical 400-level electives

Select one of the following electives:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Entry Requirements: There will be no further entry into this course
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
Graduate Attributes: The Bachelor of Engineering is a professional degree. Graduates can obtain professional recognition by joining Engineers Australia who has accredited these programs.The Bachelor of Engineering also delivers on the University graduate attribute

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