Students who have undertaken the Mechanical Systems major will be able to rigorously integrate fundamental science in mechanics with engineering principles to solve practical problems involving mechanical systems. Core skills and knowledge that will be developed include: fundamental scientific comprehension that will lead to accurate mathematical modelling of mechanical systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, and the ability to carry out laboratory experiments to confirm possible solutions to complex problems. In all levels of this major, we will ensure the development of excellent communication skills that will enable our graduates to deliver complex scientific information in a clear and concise fashion.
The Mechanical Systems major will open up various pathways for students, which will include accredited professional or scientific research careers in mechanical and mechatronics engineering (through further study in the Masters in Engineering (ME) or PhD programs), teaching, management and also careers in the finance industry.
Intended learning outcomes
- Apply their broad knowledge of science across various fields of engineering, with in‐depth understanding of the scientific and engineering principles with underlying the field of mechanical engineering.
- Possess proficiency over the articulation of scientific rigours, systematic engineering research, design, analysis and validation for complex and practical problems, including the planning and conduct of engineering projects as well as a creative and innovative attitude to engineering problem solving.
- Have acquired the proficiency in obtaining, managing and validating information and ideas as well as conceptual, analytical, quantitative and technical skills and tools for the solution of theoretical and practical engineering problems.
- Have developed the proficiency in engineering methods and tools from various scientific and engineering disciplines.
- Have developed professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community as well as the ability to conduct oneself as a professional, effective and proactive team member and the understanding of team leadership.
- Have effective verbal and written communication skills that enable them to meaningfully engage with the profession and community.
Last updated: 2 July 2020