Encouraging a supporting a life-long career of learning and innovation, our broad curriculum allows students to practice real engineering through a solid foundation of both theory and hands-on experience.
With a strong focus on design, undergraduate students are required to complete a design and build project in their second year, followed by a more advanced project in third year, culminating into a major research project in final year. Masters students also undertake research and design projects.
Final year and Masters projects are defined either by industry or by staff of the School of Mechanical Engineering and deal with topics ranging from system analysis and design for manufacture to experimental investigations of fundamental research problems. On several occasions, students solutions have lead to patentable systems.
The third year project is a design exercise requiring a broad range of technical input. The project is undertaken as part of a national design and build competition, and is determined by the Institute of Engineers Australia.
The School of Mechanical Engineering presents its final year projects at an annual exhibition - Ingenuity 2015 which showcases the knowledge, skills and projects of our honours students students.