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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Full Time), University of Newcastle, Australia

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Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines. Virtually all industries need mechanical engineers.

Mechanical Engineers concern themselves with the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of mechanical devices, equipment and systems. Examples include power generation, mining, mineral processing, metal and materials production, transport, air conditioning and refrigeration, materials handling and manufacturing – the list is a long one. Wherever there is mechanical equipment and systems, a mechanical engineer is needed to design, manufacture, operate and maintain them.


The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide you with hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge that will prepare and equip you for the challenges of the new economy, while meeting requirements for widely accepted mechanical engineering qualifications. The award may be conferred with Honours to high achieving students.


Programme Structure

  • This programme consists of 35 modules and 1 Mechanical Engineering Project
  • 2 semesters in Year 1; 3 trimesters in Year 2, 3 and 4
  • 3 modules are taught in each semester in Year 1
  • 4 modules are taught in each trimester by both University faculty and local lecturers from Year 2


This programme is specially designed with the objective of giving students with GCE ‘O’ Levels or its equivalent a head start for the bachelor degree programme. Year 1 consists of bridging components which are meant to prepare students for the bachelor degree programme. Years 2 to 4 represent an accelerated programme which allows a typical 5-years programme to be completed in 4 years.

Students must complete an equivalent of 12 weeks industry experience during their programme.

Students may also enjoy the benefit of transferring or completing their studies on campus in Australia.


Programme Outline

Year 1: Foundation Diploma in Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
English for Tertiary Studies 1 English for Tertiary Studies 2
Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2
Physics 1 Physics 2


Year 2: The University of Newcastle Programme

1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester
Introduction to Engineering Practice Introduction to Procedural Programming Thermofluids
Computer Aided Engineering Electrical Engineering 1 Material Science and Engineering 1
Mathematics 1 Engineering Mechanics Engineering Mechanics
Integrated Physics Mathematics 2 Calculus of Science and Engineering


Year 3: The University of Newcastle Programme

4th Trimester
5th Trimester
6th Trimester
Mechanical Engineering Design 1 Engineering Project Management Transport Phenomena
Dynamics 2 Elective Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
Mechantronic Systems Engineering Computations 2 Mechanical Engineering Design 2
Materials Sicence and Engineering 2 Engineering Economic Analysis Automatic Control


Year 4: The University of Newcastle Programme

7th Trimester 8th Trimester 9th Trimester
Ethics, Technology and Engineering Elective Industrial Experience Placement
Computational Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Project B  
Mechanical Engineering Project A Advance Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing  
Machanics of Solids    


Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.



The programme can be completed within 4 years. For students granted with exemptions, this programme may be completed within 3 years.




Year 1 Intakes : May and August every year
Year 2 Intake : August every year


Exemptions for Entry Requirements


Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements of this degree and possess the following qualifications may be exempted from Year 1:

  • GCE ‘A’ levels (minimum 3 ‘A’ level passes including Mathematics, excluding General Paper) and meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme; or
  • Diploma from a local polytechnic or other recognised institutions; or
  • Higher NITEC


Applicants with Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas in related studies from polytechnics or other recognised institutions may be considered for advance standing into the Year 2 courses.


International Application (Fees, Entry Requirements & Exemptions)


For entry requirements of international students, enquiry with PSB Academy


Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCE ‘O’ level credits including English (Second languages are excluded).
  • Applicants without the required average grades may also apply but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the University.

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Laboratory assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations

Graduation and Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Commencement date

Jan, Jun & Aug

Full/part time

Full Time

Length of course

48 Months

Course Price

$ 74,922.00


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