Mechanical engineers focus on turning energy into power and motion. More specifically, this specialisation looks at the generation, conversion and use of energy, as well as the design, construction and operation of devices and systems. Students in this course learn from staff with world-leading expertise in fluid mechanics, turbulence, thermodynamics, control and biomechanics, and have the chance to undertake an industry project that is both research and industrially based. Group activities and site visits help to consolidate theoretical knowledge and prepare students to undertake careers in fields from automotive design and manufacturing to software programming; and in non-engineering roles in organisations such as banks and consulting firms.
Intended learning outcomes
On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering Mechanical students should:
- Have a sound robust understanding of the fundamental scientific and engineering principles underlying the field of mechanical engineering;
- Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical engineering problems;
- Possess the ability for critical and systematic thinking in solving complex engineering problems; including basic research skill and an effective development skill within the engineering discipline;
- Possess a proficiency over systematic engineering design for complex and practical problems, with the understanding of application context and contributing factors, such as resource and project management, and sustainability;
- Demonstrate proficiency over established engineering methods and tools to solve practical engineering problems;
- Have cultivated a sense of professional pride in the quality of their work: on the elegance, creativity, functionality, efficacy and the societal benefits of the outcome;
- Have developed professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community; including a positive and responsible approach to safety, management of information and professional integrity;
- Have effective verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing our society;
- Possess the ability to conduct oneself as a professional, effective and proactive team member and the understanding of team leadership; as well as building a creative and innovative attitude.
Last updated: 15 April 2021