## Degree structure

These example course plans are provided as a guide only. Subject availability will vary from year to year and there is no guarantee that the listed subjects will be available in future years.

For further information on course structures, subjects and electives:

## Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering Systems Design 1Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 1Engineering Systems Design 1 introduces students to the world of engineering through a mix of design projects, interactive workshops and lectures. This subject centres on the engineering method, the approach to problem solving and engineering design that makes engineers unique. The subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve an increasingly complex society. This subject features designing a solution to a real-world challenge using skills from disciplines such as fluid mechanics, chemical engineering, water treatment, aerospace engineering, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.INDICATIVE CONTENT The engineering pr... Detailed Information ENGR10004Type Core | |

Calculus 1Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 1This subject extends students' knowledge of functions and calculus and introduces them to the topics of vectors and complex numbers. Students will be introduced to new functions such as the inverse trigonometric functions and learn how to extend the techniques of differentiation to these. Integration techniques will be applied to solving first order differential equations. Differential calculus: graphs of functions of one variable, trigonometric functions and their inverses, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation and parametric curves. Integral calculus: properties of the integral, integration by trigonometric and algebraic substitutions and partial fract... Detailed Information MAST10005Type Core | |

Physics 1Core | 12.5 |

## Physics 1This subject is designed for students with a sound background in physics, and aims to provide a strong understanding of a broad range of physics principles. Topics include: Mechanics: describing and explaining translational and rotational motion, for example in the contexts of human and animal movement and transport (Newton’s laws of motion, both translational and rotational; energy transfer and transformation; momentum and impulse; simple harmonic motion, equilibrium). Waves and sound: water waves; seismic waves; production and detection of sound, eg. musical instruments, hearing; ultrasound (reflection and refraction, superposition, resonance, energy transport, absorption, Doppler effec... Detailed Information PHYC10003Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 2 | |
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Engineering Systems Design 2Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 2Engineering Systems Design 2 will develop the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. This subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society. The subject ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2 provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects in the second year of study.INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Digital systems – analog-to-digital conversion, nu... Detailed Information ENGR10003Type Core | |

Calculus 2Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 2This subject will extend knowledge of calculus from school. Students are introduced to hyperbolic functions and their inverses, the complex exponential and functions of two variables. Techniques of differentiation and integration will be extended to these cases. Students will be exposed to a wider class of differential equation models, both first and second order, to describe systems such as population models, electrical circuits and mechanical oscillators. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Calculus topics include: intuitive idea of limits and continuity of functions of one variable, sequences, series, hyperbolic functio... Detailed Information MAST10006Type Core | |

Physics 2: Physical Science & TechnologyCore | 12.5 |

## Physics 2: Physical Science & TechnologyThis subject is designed for students with a sound background in physics, whose interests lie mainly in applications of physics to systems in the physical sciences, technology or engineering. Topics include: Fluids: water and air pressure, breathing, hydraulics, flight (pressure in fluids, buoyancy, fluid flow, viscosity, surface tension). Thermal physics: heating and cooling, energy balance in environments, engines, refrigerators (temperature and thermal energy, kinetic theory, phase changes, heat transfer mechanisms, first law of thermodynamics, diffusion). Electricity and magnetism: electrical devices, lightning, household electricity and electrical safety, electric motors, power gener... Detailed Information PHYC10004Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 3 | |
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Engineering ComputationCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering ComputationMany engineering disciplines make use of numerical solutions to computational problems. In this subject students will be introduced to the key elements of programming in a high level language, and will then use that skill to explore methods for solving numerical problems in a range of discipline areas. Detailed Information COMP20005Type Core | |

Linear AlgebraCore | 12.5 |

## Linear AlgebraThis subject gives a solid grounding in key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and gain an appreciation of mathematical proof. Little of the material here has been seen at school and the level of understanding required represents an advance on previous studies. Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vectors in real n-space, cross product, scalar triple product, lines and planes; vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension; linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors; inner produc... Detailed Information MAST10007Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 4 | |
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Engineering MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MechanicsThe aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to modelling the stresses and deformations that occur when axial, torsional and flexural loads are applied to a body in static equilibrium, as well as the translational and rotational motions that eventuate in a body subject to different load applications. This material will be complemented with laboratory and project based approaches to learning. The subject provides the basis for all the mechanical engineering subjects that follow. The calculations introduced in this subject are the most common type of calculations performed by professional mechanical engineers in all sectors of the industry. INDICATIVE CONTENTTopics to be covered in... Detailed Information ENGR20004Type Core | |

Engineering MathematicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MathematicsThis subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; second order partia... Detailed Information MAST20029Type Core | |

Foundations of Electrical Networks (Recommended Science Elective)Elective | 12.5 |

## Foundations of Electrical Networks (Recommended Science Elective)The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of fundamental modelling techniques for the analysis of systems that involve electrical phenomena. This includes networks models of “flow-drop” one-port elements in steady state (DC and AC), electrical power systems, simple RC and RL transient analysis, and basic functional models for digital systems consisting of combinational logic. This subject is a core pre-requisite for the four subjects that define the Electrical Systems Major in the Bachelor of Science. The subject is also a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics).INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Electrical phenomena – charge,... Detailed Information ELEN20005Type Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 5 | |
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Thermodynamics and Fluid MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Thermodynamics and Fluid MechanicsThis course is an introduction to basic principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. These two subjects are introduced together in a single course, reflecting the large degree of cross-over in applications and basic first principles between the two subjects. Fluid mechanics is a very important core subject, influencing a diverse range of engineering systems (aircraft, ships, road vehicle design, air conditioning, energy conversion, wind turbines, hydroelectric schemes to name but a few) and also impacts on many biological (blood flow, bird flight etc) and even meteorological studies. As engineers, we are typically concerned with predicting the force required to move a body through a ... Detailed Information MCEN30018Type Core | |

Mechanics & MaterialsCore | 12.5 |

## Mechanics & MaterialsThis subject consists of three distinct and fundamentally related topics - An introduction to the fundamentals of materials science will be given on atomic structure and bonding, crystal structures and defects, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations and strengthening and failured (fast fracture, fatigue and creep) The mechanics of materials section will extend the concepts of material mechanical behaviour by detailing elastic/inelastic behaviour and introducing the concepts of stress and strain analysis. Topics covered may include the definition of principal stresses, plane stress, plane strain, two-dimensional stress and strain analysis, torsion, pure bending, transverse loading, ... Detailed Information MCEN30017Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 6 | |
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Systems Modelling and AnalysisCore | 12.5 |

## Systems Modelling and AnalysisThis subject will cover the modelling of a range of physical systems across multiple domains as ordinary differential equations, and then introduce the mathematical techniques to analyse their open loop behaviour. Topics include: Development of low order models of a range of electrical, thermal, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic dynamic systemsDifferent representations of these systems (time and, frequency domains) and transformations between them (Laplace, Fourier and Z-transforms)Representations of systems – transfer functions, Bode plots, state space, block diagrams, etcIdentification of linear time invariant systems (least squares identification)Relation to time domain properties of... Detailed Information MCEN30020Type Core | |

Mechanical DesignCore | 12.5 |

## Mechanical DesignTopics covered include: general approach to design problems; invention, analysis, decision making; terminologies such as ‘goal’, ‘objectives’, ‘criteria’ and ‘constraints’; strategies for synthesis and decision making; technical, ergonomic and economic factors; appraisal of benefit and cost; fault and failure analysis; probability, uncertainty, and assessment of risk; and interfacing geometric and mathematical models, sensitivity analyses, combinatorial search, structured approaches to material selection; failure modes for engineering systems, failure predictors for engineering components under multi-axial stress conditions; rational assessment of safety factors and maximum credible accid... Detailed Information MCEN30014Type Core | |

Science electiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science electiveSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

## Mechatronic Engineering

Semester 1 | |
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Engineering Systems Design 1Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 1Engineering Systems Design 1 introduces students to the world of engineering through a mix of design projects, interactive workshops and lectures. This subject centres on the engineering method, the approach to problem solving and engineering design that makes engineers unique. The subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve an increasingly complex society. This subject features designing a solution to a real-world challenge using skills from disciplines such as fluid mechanics, chemical engineering, water treatment, aerospace engineering, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.INDICATIVE CONTENT The engineering pr... Detailed Information ENGR10004Type Core | |

Calculus 1Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 1This subject extends students' knowledge of functions and calculus and introduces them to the topics of vectors and complex numbers. Students will be introduced to new functions such as the inverse trigonometric functions and learn how to extend the techniques of differentiation to these. Integration techniques will be applied to solving first order differential equations. Differential calculus: graphs of functions of one variable, trigonometric functions and their inverses, derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions, implicit differentiation and parametric curves. Integral calculus: properties of the integral, integration by trigonometric and algebraic substitutions and partial fract... Detailed Information MAST10005Type Core | |

Physics 1Core | 12.5 |

## Physics 1This subject is designed for students with a sound background in physics, and aims to provide a strong understanding of a broad range of physics principles. Topics include: Mechanics: describing and explaining translational and rotational motion, for example in the contexts of human and animal movement and transport (Newton’s laws of motion, both translational and rotational; energy transfer and transformation; momentum and impulse; simple harmonic motion, equilibrium). Waves and sound: water waves; seismic waves; production and detection of sound, eg. musical instruments, hearing; ultrasound (reflection and refraction, superposition, resonance, energy transport, absorption, Doppler effec... Detailed Information PHYC10003Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 2 | |
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Engineering Systems Design 2Core | 12.5 |

## Engineering Systems Design 2Engineering Systems Design 2 will develop the students' understanding of the engineering method and the importance of engineering in society. Engineering Systems Design 2 focuses on inter-relationships in engineering systems drawing on important examples from lightweight structures and digital electronic circuits. This subject will prepare students for an exciting and rigorous engineering education that will allow them to serve the needs of an increasingly complex society. The subject ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2 provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects in the second year of study.INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Digital systems – analog-to-digital conversion, nu... Detailed Information ENGR10003Type Core | |

Calculus 2Core | 12.5 |

## Calculus 2This subject will extend knowledge of calculus from school. Students are introduced to hyperbolic functions and their inverses, the complex exponential and functions of two variables. Techniques of differentiation and integration will be extended to these cases. Students will be exposed to a wider class of differential equation models, both first and second order, to describe systems such as population models, electrical circuits and mechanical oscillators. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Calculus topics include: intuitive idea of limits and continuity of functions of one variable, sequences, series, hyperbolic functio... Detailed Information MAST10006Type Core | |

Physics 2: Physical Science & TechnologyCore | 12.5 |

## Physics 2: Physical Science & TechnologyThis subject is designed for students with a sound background in physics, whose interests lie mainly in applications of physics to systems in the physical sciences, technology or engineering. Topics include: Fluids: water and air pressure, breathing, hydraulics, flight (pressure in fluids, buoyancy, fluid flow, viscosity, surface tension). Thermal physics: heating and cooling, energy balance in environments, engines, refrigerators (temperature and thermal energy, kinetic theory, phase changes, heat transfer mechanisms, first law of thermodynamics, diffusion). Electricity and magnetism: electrical devices, lightning, household electricity and electrical safety, electric motors, power gener... Detailed Information PHYC10004Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 3 | |
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Engineering ComputationCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering ComputationMany engineering disciplines make use of numerical solutions to computational problems. In this subject students will be introduced to the key elements of programming in a high level language, and will then use that skill to explore methods for solving numerical problems in a range of discipline areas. Detailed Information COMP20005Type Core | |

Linear AlgebraCore | 12.5 |

## Linear AlgebraThis subject gives a solid grounding in key areas of modern mathematics needed in science and technology. It develops the concepts of vectors, matrices and the methods of linear algebra. Students should develop the ability to use the methods of linear algebra and gain an appreciation of mathematical proof. Little of the material here has been seen at school and the level of understanding required represents an advance on previous studies. Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants; vectors in real n-space, cross product, scalar triple product, lines and planes; vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension; linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors; inner produc... Detailed Information MAST10007Type Core | |

Science ElectiveElective | 12.5 |

## Science ElectiveSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 4 | |
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Foundations of Electrical NetworksCore | 12.5 |

## Foundations of Electrical NetworksThe aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of fundamental modelling techniques for the analysis of systems that involve electrical phenomena. This includes networks models of “flow-drop” one-port elements in steady state (DC and AC), electrical power systems, simple RC and RL transient analysis, and basic functional models for digital systems consisting of combinational logic. This subject is a core pre-requisite for the four subjects that define the Electrical Systems Major in the Bachelor of Science. The subject is also a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics).INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics include: Electrical phenomena – charge,... Detailed Information ELEN20005Type Core | |

Engineering MathematicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MathematicsThis subject introduces important mathematical methods required in engineering such as manipulating vector differential operators, computing multiple integrals and using integral theorems. A range of ordinary and partial differential equations are solved by a variety of methods and their solution behaviour is interpreted. The subject also introduces sequences and series including the concepts of convergence and divergence. Topics include: Vector calculus, including Gauss’ and Stokes’ Theorems; sequences and series; Fourier series, Laplace transforms; systems of homogeneous ordinary differential equations, including phase plane and linearization for nonlinear systems; second order partia... Detailed Information MAST20029Type Core | |

Engineering MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Engineering MechanicsThe aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to modelling the stresses and deformations that occur when axial, torsional and flexural loads are applied to a body in static equilibrium, as well as the translational and rotational motions that eventuate in a body subject to different load applications. This material will be complemented with laboratory and project based approaches to learning. The subject provides the basis for all the mechanical engineering subjects that follow. The calculations introduced in this subject are the most common type of calculations performed by professional mechanical engineers in all sectors of the industry. INDICATIVE CONTENTTopics to be covered in... Detailed Information ENGR20004Type Core | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 5 | |
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Points | |

Thermodynamics and Fluid MechanicsCore | 12.5 |

## Thermodynamics and Fluid MechanicsThis course is an introduction to basic principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. These two subjects are introduced together in a single course, reflecting the large degree of cross-over in applications and basic first principles between the two subjects. Fluid mechanics is a very important core subject, influencing a diverse range of engineering systems (aircraft, ships, road vehicle design, air conditioning, energy conversion, wind turbines, hydroelectric schemes to name but a few) and also impacts on many biological (blood flow, bird flight etc) and even meteorological studies. As engineers, we are typically concerned with predicting the force required to move a body through a ... Detailed Information MCEN30018Type Core | |

Mechanics & MaterialsCore | 12.5 |

## Mechanics & MaterialsThis subject consists of three distinct and fundamentally related topics - An introduction to the fundamentals of materials science will be given on atomic structure and bonding, crystal structures and defects, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations and strengthening and failured (fast fracture, fatigue and creep) The mechanics of materials section will extend the concepts of material mechanical behaviour by detailing elastic/inelastic behaviour and introducing the concepts of stress and strain analysis. Topics covered may include the definition of principal stresses, plane stress, plane strain, two-dimensional stress and strain analysis, torsion, pure bending, transverse loading, ... Detailed Information MCEN30017Type Core | |

Object Oriented Software Development (Recommended Science Elective)Elective | 12.5 |

## Object Oriented Software Development (Recommended Science Elective)Developing medium and large scale software systems requires analysis and design prior to implementation. This subject introduces students to software design, with specific focus on object-oriented design, and the implementation of designs using an object-oriented programming language. The subject aims to lay the foundations to software design, and is the first subject of a sequence of subjects that teaches the students the concepts in software design. INDICATIVE CONTENT Topics covered include: Object-oriented programming techniquesObject-oriented design concepts and modellingDesign patterns and their applicationsObject-oriented frameworks. Detailed Information SWEN20003Type Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |

Semester 6 | |
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Mechanical DesignCore | 12.5 |

## Mechanical DesignTopics covered include: general approach to design problems; invention, analysis, decision making; terminologies such as ‘goal’, ‘objectives’, ‘criteria’ and ‘constraints’; strategies for synthesis and decision making; technical, ergonomic and economic factors; appraisal of benefit and cost; fault and failure analysis; probability, uncertainty, and assessment of risk; and interfacing geometric and mathematical models, sensitivity analyses, combinatorial search, structured approaches to material selection; failure modes for engineering systems, failure predictors for engineering components under multi-axial stress conditions; rational assessment of safety factors and maximum credible accid... Detailed Information MCEN30014Type Core | |

Systems Modelling and AnalysisCore | 12.5 |

## Systems Modelling and AnalysisThis subject will cover the modelling of a range of physical systems across multiple domains as ordinary differential equations, and then introduce the mathematical techniques to analyse their open loop behaviour. Topics include: Development of low order models of a range of electrical, thermal, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic dynamic systemsDifferent representations of these systems (time and, frequency domains) and transformations between them (Laplace, Fourier and Z-transforms)Representations of systems – transfer functions, Bode plots, state space, block diagrams, etcIdentification of linear time invariant systems (least squares identification)Relation to time domain properties of... Detailed Information MCEN30020Type Core | |

Algorithms and Data Structures (Recommended Science Elective)Elective | 12.5 |

## Algorithms and Data Structures (Recommended Science Elective)Programmers can choose between several representations of data. These will have different strengths and weaknesses, and each will require its own set of algorithms. Students will be introduced to the most frequently used data structures and their associated algorithms. The emphasis will be on justification of algorithm correctness, on analysis of algorithm performance, and on choosing the right data structure for the problem at hand. Leading up to an exam with a programming component, quality implementation of algorithms and data structures is emphasized. This subject, or its cognate COMP20007 Design of Algorithms, is a prerequisite for many 300-level subjects in the Computing and Softwar... Detailed Information COMP20003Type Elective | |

BreadthElective | 12.5 |

## BreadthSee the handbook for subject choices. Detailed Information Handbook entryType Elective |