Mechanical Systems Major

Bachelor of Design

Mechanical Systems involves understanding the design, construction, operation and maintenance of machines.

The Mechanical Systems major Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Mechanical Systems major.

Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

IMPORTANT

Each major has different rules for which breadth subjects may be taken. If you complete non allowed breadth, you may be required to complete extra subjects in order to meet the requirements of your degree. Please look at the “Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors” page on the Handbook. A list of non allowed breadth subjects for this major is available underneath the course plans below.

Semester 1 Intake (Specialist Maths 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 1

MAST10006 Calculus 2

Physics 1 (PHYC10001, PHYC10003)

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science and Technology OR PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

MAST20029  Engineering Mathematics

ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20005 Numerical Methods in Engineering

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

MCEN30018 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

MCEN30017 Mechanics and Materials

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

MCEN30020 Systems Modelling and Analysis

MCEN30021 Capstone: Mechanical System Design

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Semester 1 Intake (Maths Methods 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 1

MAST10005 Calculus 1

Physics 1 (PHYC10001, PHYC10003)

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

MAST10006 Calculus 2

PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science and Technology OR PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ENGR20005 Numerical Methods in Engineering

ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

MCEN30018 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

MCEN30017 Mechanics and Materials

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

MCEN30020 Systems Modelling and Analysis

MCEN30021 Capstone: Mechanical System Design

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Semester 2 Intake (Specialist Maths 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 2

MAST10006 Calculus 2

Elective

Breadth

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Physics 1 (PHYC10001, PHYC10003)

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

MAST20029  Engineering Mathematics

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks

PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science and Technology OR PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced

Year 2
Semester 1

MCEN30018 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

MCEN30017 Mechanics and Materials

ENGR20005 Numerical Methods in Engineering

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

MCEN30020 Systems Modelling and Analysis

MCEN30021 Capstone: Mechanical System Design

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Elective

Elective

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Semester 2 Intake (Maths Methods 3+4)

Year 1
Semester 2

MAST10005 Calculus 1

Elective

Breadth

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

MAST10006 Calculus 2

MAST10007 Linear Algebra

Physics 1 (PHYC10001, PHYC10003)

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics

ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks

PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science and Technology OR PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced

Year 2
Semester 1

MCEN30018 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

MCEN30017 Mechanics and Materials

ENGR20005 Numerical Methods in Engineering

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

MCEN30020 Systems Modelling and Analysis

MCEN30021 Capstone: Mechanical System Design

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Elective

Elective

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • Mathematical knowledge equivalent to a study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 is required to undertake this major.
  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Non Allowed Breadth for the Mechanical Systems Major

The following subjects are not permitted to be taken as breadth in the Mechanical Systems major:

  • any Mathematics and Statistics subjects (subject codes beginning MAST)
  • any Physics subjects (subject codes beginning PHYC)
  • any Civil Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning CVEN)
  • any Earth Science subjects (subject codes beginning ERTH)
  • any Engineering subjects (subject codes beginning ENGR)
  • any Geology subjects (subject codes beginning GEOL)
  • any Mathematics and Statistics subjects (subject codes beginning MAST)
  • any Physics subjects (subject codes beginning PHYC)

Double Majors, Minors and Specialisations

The Bachelor of Design offers unique flexibility with the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

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