Detailed information about the Mechanical Engineering Program
Do you have a creative mind? Are you interested in designing and building things, or would like to find our how they work? Would you like to make a difference in the way we live in the futre, or how we can conserve our planet's energy and material resources? Then Mechanical Engineering is the career for you
- Sustainable Energy and Engineering Systems
- Bulk Materials Handling
- Applied Mechanics
Professional Engineers have skills which are transferable to a wide variety of careers. Skills such as problem solving, analysis of engineering systems, creative design, teamwork and communication skills. Our undergraduate are trained through learning experiences which include laboratory experiments, problem based learning, computer simulations, teamwork assignments, industrial case studies and site visits to industry.
Mechanical engineering has the broadest scope of all the branches of engineering and graduates in this field and have the core skills to adapt to other disciplines.
|Assumed knowledge:||2U - English and 2U and/or 3U Maths or equivalent|
|Recommended Study:||Physics, Chemistry or at least 2U Maths|
|Students with no previous knowledge of Physics or Chemistry are advised to enrol in bridging courses held on Campus|
|UAI:||80 standard entry|
|Students with a UAI of at least 93+ qualify for the Scholars program and students with less than 80 can apply through the Opportunity Program.|
Mechanical Engineering is an excellent springboard for entry into a wide range of careers. Mechanical Engineers add value to our society economically and improve our quality of life. Mechanical Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of new forms of environmentally safe technologies such as solar energy, solar vehicles and wind energy. They design and build machines and process of high efficiency to increase our economic competitiveness and reduce pollution and waste. They are also involved in advanced manufacturing, materials handling, powder technology, automotive technology, and biomechanics.
Wollongong has a long tradition as being one of the major centres of Australian and International Engineering excellence. We are working at the forefront of technological development in areas such as advanced manufacturing, materials handling, particle processing technology, mechatronics, computer/PLC control, sustainable energy, materials welding and joining. The latest findings and developments are passed on to the students via case studies, industrial solutions and projects. Other areas of expertise include automotice technology, biomechanics, robotics, thermodynamics, applied mechanics, sustainable manufacturing, fluid dynamics, maintenance and industrial engineering
As we move into the 21st century, mechanical Engineering at the University of Wollongong is keeping up to date with the latest developments and applications of engineering technology. We are continually developing and fine-tuning programs of study to suit the changing needs of industry.
We train our students to be creative and effective designers. They are involved in Creative Design Projects in each year of the degree program. In first year, students identify then solve a real problem in the community and they always create remarkable and commercially viable solutions. We have seen many exciting developments from high-tech wheelchairs to automated cattle grids.
When you graduate as a professional Mechanical Engineer from the University of Wollongong, you will have the communication, management and team-working skills, as well as the technical and creative know-how needed to achieve the best possible engineering career paths.
|designing/manufacturing new products||developing new and sustainable forms of energy|
|environmentally safe technologies||mining equipment|
|machines and industrial processes of high efficiency||surgical equipment and procedures|
|food processing||aeronautics and aerospace|
|iron and steel making|