In a nutshell
Turn your interest in tinkering it into an exciting new career with this Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.
A practical course designed for students just starting their engineering careers, this qualification will equip you with this skills, knowledge and experience required to thrive in the broad and exciting field of mechanical engineering. The branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems, mechanical engineering is a diverse field leading to job opportunities in a broad range of industries.
You’ll develop a strong foundation in physical and engineering sciences, with specialised study in materials science and manufacturing, mechanical design, and building services. With a particular focus on project based and practical learning, this course provides numerous opportunities for students to connect theory with practice and build real-world experience. You’ll also have opportunities to build relevant skills in project management, leadership and teamwork, equipping you with a comprehensive range of skills and abilities for an exciting career in industries including oil and gas, roads, utilities, agriculture, manufacturing or motorsport. As part of this course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks of practical work experience in an engineering industry environment.
This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised nationally.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Engineering systems
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Programming fundamentals
- Computer-aided design and manufacturing
- Engineering dynamics
- Mechanical design and development
- Materials and manufacturing 2
- Principles of industrial maintenance
- Fluid mechanics
- Structural analysis
- Advanced mechanical design
- Signals and systems
- Mechanics of solids
- Electrical machines and transformers
- Engineering practicum
- Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
- Cloud systems
- Project development
- Engineering honours thesis 1
- Building services
- Engineering management
- Engineering project
- Engineering honours thesis 2
Ship design and production
- Offshore science and engineering
- Microprocessor systems
- Digital electronics
- Steel design
- Electrical networks
- Data communications and computer networks
- Hydrology and hydraulics
- Finite element methods
- Industrial control
- Robotics 1
- Process control
- Multivariate calculus
- Race car anatomy
- Race car systems
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.