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UOWD Undergraduate Student Guide 2017-18

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Mechanical Engineers specialises in the design, production, testing and maintenance of small everyday items such as printers, disk drives and sensors to large and more complex systems such heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aeroplanes, robotics, medical devices and industrial equipment and machinery. 
 
Mechanical Engineering is a broad and diverse discipline and requires particular skills and knowledge. Trained professionals can choose to pursue a career in industries such as construction, mining, oil and gas, aeronautical, engineering management, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing. 
 
Mechanical Engineering students will develop a range of practical skills through a combination of laboratory work and projects.
 
As a B.Eng (Mech Eng) graduate you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the engineering principles; solve problems creatively by designing and managing the production of new and improved machines, systems and processes; design, optimise and maintain machines, systems, and processes; measure and control the performance of machines and systems in the real world and carry out an innovative, conceptual and detailed design of systems and components.
 
The University of Wollongong is among the best modern universities featuring in the top 2 per cent worldwide, and in the top 200 in the world by subject for Mechanical Engineering according to the QS World University Rankings 2017. The University built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. Employers have ranked the University’s graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world for nine years in a row.
 

Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineers are in high demand regionally and internationally and job opportunities are plenty. Students undertaking the B.Eng (Mechanical Eng) typically enter professions such as a:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Product Design Engineers
  • Control and Systems engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Analysts and consultants
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Advanced Postgraduate studies in Engineering

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, in GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. The program is also recognised by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of world class reputation in teaching and research.

Degree Requirements and Program Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 222 Credit Points (CP) which include 30 CP of General Education as indicated in Table 1 and Table 2.  
 
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are required to sit for a Placement Test in Mathematics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete additional remedial subjects. Placement tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.
 

Bachelor of Engineering Placement Tests

All Bachelor of Engineering students should complete two Engineering Placement Tests, one in Physics and one in Mathematics/Statistics. Passing a placement tests means you will not be required to take the corresponding remedial subject.
 
A mark of 60% or above in the test will entitle the student to continue with the year 1 subjects for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics for the Bachelors of Engineering. Students who score less than 60% in the test would be required to enrol in a remedial zero level subject to further strengthen their foundations in these subjects.
  
For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.
 

Table 1: Core & Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
Year 1 - Common year for all engineering programs
ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics 6
ENGG103 Materials in Design 6
ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability 6
MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis 6
PHYS143 Physics For Engineers 6
MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG104 Electrical Systems 6
Year 2
CHEM103 Introductory Chemistry For Engineers 6
MECH203 Mechanical Workshop Practice 0
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6
ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6
MATH283 Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 6
MECH201 Engineering Analysis 6
MECH215 Mechanical Engineering Design 1 6
MECH226 Machine Dynamics 6
MECH252 Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis 6
Year 3
MECH321 Dynamics of Engineering Systems 6
MECH341 Thermodynamics of Engineering Systems 6
MECH382 Manufacturing Engineering Principles 6
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship  6
MECH311 Mechanical Engineering Design 2 6
MECH343 Heat Transfer 6
MECH365 Control of Machines and Processes 6
ENGG378 Sustainable Energy Technologies 6
Year 4
MECH419 Finite Element Methods in Engineering 6
ENGG461 Managing Engineering Projects 6
MECH474 Reliability Engineering 6
MECH489 Engineering Asset Management 6
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6
ENGG452 Thesis A 12
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0
One elective from List 
CIVL311 Structural Design 1 6
MECH430 Automotive Dynamics 6
MECH431 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6

 

Table 2: General Education (GED)

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English, Arabic or other Languages 
GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12
Islamic Studies or History or Culture 
ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6
One subject from Humanities or Arts 
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6
ISIT301  Professional Practice & Ethics 6
One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences 
PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6
 

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