Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Course at a Glance


Course Name - Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Course Code - BME

Qualification - Bachelors

Duration - 3yrs full-time or 5-6 year part time equivalent (depending on credit)

CEU/CPD* - on enquiry

*CEU/CPD hours vary according to your professional body.


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The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)** program.

THE NEW GENERATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION

What Makes This Program Truly Innovative:

  • This engineering qualification is distinguished by its emphasis on useful, practical industry-orientated technology units combined with strong academic foundations closely aligned with the job market. It is a truly interactive online program, drawing on features such as interactive live instruction and remote (cloud-based) laboratories.
  • EIT’s existing industry-orientated programs ensure that you have a continuous pathway (with viable exit or “rest” points) to a professional engineering level beginning with advanced diploma studies, through Bachelors of Science, to master’s degree level. You will be able to exit the pathway with a qualification.
  • Flexibility of study load and duration, within program rules. If you wish to reduce the study load then duration may extend up to a maximum of 6 years unless extenuating circumstances apply (illness, parenting responsibilities or similar).
  • It is global in its reach. EIT’s current students join from over 100 countries.
  • Students are supported with a dedicated Learning Support Officer in addition to the lecturers. This provides a single, consistent point of reference for students and intensive support to enhance the learning process. The Learning Support Officer acts as a mentor who will assist you to augment your potential throughout the program and acts as a conduit for direct contact with the lecturers.
  • Lecturers are drawn overwhelmingly from industry and are highly experienced engineers, as well as practiced presenters.
  • EIT has built strong linkages with industry over many years operating in the vocational sector. Flexible and dynamic development means that units will maintain currency with changing technology.
     

The next intake will start January 02, 2018.

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Join the next generation of Mechanical Engineers. Through innovative live eLearning, participate from your home or office with the full support and mentoring of dedicated Learning Support Officers' and industry experienced lecturers

Applications closing December 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

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Professional Recognition

This Bachelor's Degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and does not currently provide Engineers Australia - Engineering Technologists status. Engineers Australia are considering this and other programs for those students desiring Chartered Engineering Technologist status (e.g., CEngT). However, the outcome of this review may or may not result in a student gaining Chartered Engineering Technologist status if he or she does not already possess this.

However, it is recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or registration.

 

 

 

Details

Overview

The ancient inventions of the pulley, the lever and the wheel were  just the beginning. Engineering underpins our way of life and has steered us into the modern age. Consider its contributions to rail and road transportation, power generation, communication technologies and to the applications in the biomedical, aeronautical and industrial fields. Engineers design for progress, but they also address various challenges facing society today, including pollution, hunger and disease.

Engineering is an honorable endeavor, offering both intrinsic and extrinsic benefits. It is prestigious, intellectually challenging and allows for career flexibility because of its breadth. As an occupation engineering is rewarding both personally and financially.

It has the highest average starting salary of any undergraduate major. furthermore, when economies slow the rates of employment for engineers remain buoyant with the supply of qualified engineers commonly failing to meet the demand. Retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies has resulted in an increasing need for engineering skill and knowledge.

For high school graduates the prospect of attending a campus for the duration of a bachelor degree is not terribly daunting. But for those embarking on this qualification a little later on the story is very different. Alongside full time work and family commitments, particularly when regular attendance at a campus is factored in, acquiring a degree is often considered too demanding.

With this in mind EIT has developed an intensive program which offers you flexibility. The degree can be completed through a combination of live, online sessions, self-study and cloud-based, ‘remote’ laboratory work.

Engineering professionals are not only required to conceptualize, design, manufacture, and maintain products and machines, but also to provide leadership in various industrial and organizational settings. The entire program structure has been designed with this consideration.

The program will provide you with key technical and higher cognitive skills essential for professional competency and lifelong development.

Effective engineering practitioners require a solid foundation of mathematics, physics, materials and basic mechanics, as well as the skill to convey ideas in the form of engineering drawings. You will gain this as well as in depth knowledge in key technical subjects including hydraulics, pneumatics, process plant layout,  thermodynamics, energy systems, maintenance and condition monitoring, heat and mass transfer, HVAC and much more!

You will learn how to apply this knowledge to practical solutions, and be well equipped to deal with the many and varied technical and professional challenges likely to be encountered in an industrial environment.

The program concludes with a final year capstone project, similar to those found in industrial or commercial environments. The intention behind this concluding assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to integrate and manipulate the knowledge and skills gained during the program.

The BSc (Mechanical Engineering) program is a comprehensive and practical program that focuses on real systems. Its primary goal is to produce mechanical engineers capable of meeting the challenges of the engineering profession in a rapidly evolving industrial environment and to understand, adopt and utilize technology to produce tangible, sustainable products and services at affordable rates. The well-balanced theory and practical based curriculum places it all in perspective; the tried and tested, along with  the latest practices and technologies. It focusses on how mechanical devices are integrated into the modern facility rather than looking at these devices per se.

This program will help to address the growing shortage of technologists working nationally and internationally.

 

 

Entry Requirements - Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Entry is available to applicants who hold:

  • An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering Advanced Diploma or higher from an Australian higher education institution; OR
  • An overseas qualification equivalent to the above item from a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification undertaken at a tertiary institution such as a university, government technical college, or government recognized private college (EIT assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications); AND
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent; OR
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognized English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.5 (with no individual band score less than 6.0); or TOEfL equivalent.
     

It is desirable that applicants hold a Senior Certificate with:

  • Advanced Mathematics; or wACE Mathematics: Methods; or equivalent
  • Physics and Chemistry, with equivalents considered

Students who do not have the desirable level of mathematics and science may consider a bridging course. While bridging courses may be strongly recommended, they are not prerequisites.

Applicants with WACE Mathematics Applications (or equivalent) will be accepted, but EIT may also recommend a bridging course as a supplementary activity. To confirm that past studies in mathematics align with these requirements, applicants may compare the mathematics syllabus to the WACE here and contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance: http://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/mathematics.

For more details on the English language requirements applicants are referred to the Higher Education Admissions Policy. There is also a useful Appendix in the policy which lists the different tests and their equivalent scores across different testing methods.

 

Pathway to the Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The pathway to the BSc (Eng.) is designed for students who qualify for credit from their preceding advanced diploma or equivalent studies and industry experience. The pathway will provide advanced diploma entrants with exemption for those units within the BSc curriculum that are technology orientated where it can be demonstrated that equivalent content and depth of study has already been completed in the advanced diploma program. This will only apply if the discipline stream chosen can be closely associated with the units taken in the advanced diploma stage.

It is anticipated that students with a relevant industrial career background (that is at an appropriate career level) would not need to complete the industrial experience, and may also gain credit for the associated Industrial Experience Research Project unit (unit code BSC109C). This credit would be gained only after formal assessment of the student’s career history and it is likely that these vocationally experienced students will need to deepen their academic knowledge and may need to deepen their professional engineering competencies. This is built into the program by three inclusions:

  1. Core units will extend academic knowledge in areas such as the more theoretical maths and engineering science that a vocational entrant may not have experienced;
  2. Where required, short bridging programs may be offered to overcome gaps in prior knowledge (delivered in sub-discipline units) that are identified when students apply for credit for prior learning;
  3. Students who have industrial experience that is identified as being at an inadequate standard would be required to complete the Industrial Experience Research Project unit. This would be determined case-by-case based on EIT’s Admissions Policy and the BSc Entry Requirements.

 

Program Structure

You must complete 81 credit points comprising of 12 core units, 2 Industrial Experience units, 1 Final Year Project plus 12 Mechanical Engineering stream units. There are no optional or elective units in this program.


Code


Unit Title (CORE)


Credit Points
BSC101C Engineering Mathematics 1 3
BSC102C Fundamentals of Electronics 3
BSC103C Engineering Dynamics + Mechanics 3
BSC104C Engineering Mathematics 2 3
BSC105C Mechanics of Machines 3
BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers 3
BSC109C  Industrial Experience Research Project 3
BSC110C Industrial Experience 0
BSC201C Engineering Programming 3
BSC202C Engineering Mathematics 3 3
BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing 3
BSC210C Industrial Experience 0
BSC302C Project Planning, Management and Costing 3
BSC305C Technology, Sustainability and Society 3
BSC307C Final Year Project - Mechanical Engineering 9

 

Code

 

Unit Title (STREAM) 

 

Credit Points

BME106S Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
BME108S Pumps, Seals and Compressors 3
BME204S Mechanical Design 3
BME205S Process Plant Layout, Piping and Pipeline Systems 3
BME206S Fluid Mechanics 3
BME207S Thermodynamics 3
BME208S Energy Systems 3
BME209S Automation, Measurement and Control 3
BME301S Lubrication, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring 3
BME303S Heat and Mass Transfer 3
BME304S Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems 3
BME306S Manufacturing Processes and Technology 3

 

Please note that applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must be through a formal application. Please contact an EIT Course Advisor for further details.

 

Industrial Experience

The BSc will include two short, well-defined periods of industrial experience in an engineering environment. It will also entail a hands-on workshop which will be used to verify your hands-on work skills. If you already have relevant experience you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.

 

Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation

In addition to your recommended textbooks, there are a number of potential electronic resources available to you for your work during the program. These include:

  • The entire IDC Technologies engineering eBook library of over three hundred books and additional resources. Typical titles that you will receive are listed below. To see the full range of titles visit www.idc-online.com/books
    • Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
    • Practical Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems: Operations and Troubleshooting
    • Practical Pumps: Design, Operation and Maintenance
  • Extracts from thousands of engineering books built up under the Copyright Act
  • Elsevier Knovel Library with tens of thousands of interactive tables, graphs and equations. This is detailed below.
  • Other additional library resources will be announced from time to time

 

Elsevier Knovel® for Academia

Knovel is used by hundreds of thousands of engineers, applied scientists, and engineering students from top firms and engineering schools worldwide including 14 of top 20 World’s Best Engineering & Technology Universities. It draws from more than 100 leading technical publishers and professional societies including AIAA, AIChE, ASHRAE, ASME, and SAE.

Knovel is a cloud-based service that offers students and faculty 24x7 access to relevant and reliable technical information they need wherever they are.

Knovel’s optimized search tools “understand” engineering language and deliver relevant results even when the data is hidden in tables, graphs, and equations. Knovel is designed around how engineers think, and how they need to search, being able to search for keywords or data in numerical range.

Common Knovel Searches:

  • Material selection
  • Structural analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Corrosion
  • Safety and compliance
  • Best practices
  • Stress calculations
  • Tolerances
  • Vapour pressure
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Thermodynamics

Note: the above is an extract from Elsevier Knovel’s literature and is copyright Elsevier.
 


Live Webinars

During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last approximately 90 minutes. We take student availability into consideration wherever possible before scheduling webinar times. Please refer to ‘When will the sessions take place?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar.

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In Company Online Training Solutions

Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete any of our programs, read more about EIT's In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

Brochure

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EIT Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) brochure cover

 

Fee Information

Fee Information

EIT has multiple fee structures and payment plans based on the student’s country of residence. There are many details to take into consideration therefore EIT requests that all potential students contact us directly through:

  • Email: eit@eit.edu.au
  • Live Chat: available on our website, www.eit.edu.au, by clicking on the blue box on the right hand side with the message "We are Online. Chat with us!"
  • Phone: for the full list of contact numbers available and the closest to you, please visit www.eit.edu.au/administration

A Course Advisor will then be able to provide detailed and accurate fee information to every potential student.

 

Tuiton fees

Your tuition fees include weekly webinars with leading engineering and technical experts, technical eBooks, program materials, software and postage, plus grading and support from the program coordinators and lecturers.

Additional Fees

The following additional fees (not included in tuition fees) may apply:

Additional Textbooks and Materials

For EIT Higher Education programs, students should plan to spend between approximately US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not included in the tuition fees.

Deferred and Supplementary Assessments and Examinations 

The tuition fee will include one attempt at the examination or assessment. If further attempts are required an additional fee may be applied. Please contact an EIT staff member for more information.

Fees and Refunds for Individual Units

  • For cancellations prior to 14 days before the start of delivery of a unit, a refund will be provided, less 10% of the fee.
  • For cancellations between 7 and 14 days before the start of delivery of a unit, a refund will be provided, less 20% of the fee.
  • For cancellations less than 7 days before the start of delivery of the unit, there will be no refund.
  • For a unit that contains a formal examination assessment component, the unit fee includes one attempt at the examination for the unit. Students requiring two or more attempts at the examination will be required to pay the additional examination fee for each attempt. Please contact an EIT staff member for more information.

Fees and Refunds for a Course

  • If an attempted unit has not been completed, through failure to participate or to complete the set assignments, then a new enrolment in that unit is required. The additional fee for this unit will be calculated from the proportion this unit makes to the course as a whole (by its point value).
  • For a unit that contains a formal examination assessment component, the course fee includes one attempt at the examination for each unit. Students requiring two or more attempts at the examination will be required to pay the additional examination fee for each attempt. Please contact an EIT staff member for more information.

Withdrawal prior to program start date

A fee equivalent to 1 monthly payment will be retained as a cancellation fee for written cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the start date of the program. This applies to all payment options.

Withdrawal from a program

If a student decides to withdraw completely from course, students are asked to complete the withdrawal declaration form. Students who have paid in advanced can apply for a pro-rata refund of the fee paid.

The refund will consist of the balance after deductions for:

  1. Units attended by the student up to the point where the Learning Support Officer receives written notice of the student’s request for withdrawal. The withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic of the unit is commenced otherwise the unit is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that unit is due. Therefore it is important to submit the withdrawal declaration form as soon as the decision is made.
  2. The value of any courses reference manuals supplied by EIT in advance. This is determined by the Learning Support Officer. Students who have chosen to pay in instalments do not receive a refund on full withdrawal.
    Payment of all instalments is required up to and including the unit where the student provided the EIT with the completed withdrawal declaration form. As applies to students who pay in advance, the withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic is commenced, otherwise the unit is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that unit is due. If paying by instalments there is no need for a deduction for materials as the course reference manuals are provided in batches in arrears.

Deferment

There is no fee for deferment of studies; however, if the student wishes to continue the program at a later date, a re-joining fee of US$200 will apply.

* Please note: all additional fees are quoted in US Dollars. This amount will be converted to the student’s local currency at the time of transaction. Students should take any potential fluctuations in exchange rate into consideration. 
For detailed Higher Education program information, please see EIT's Higher Education Tuition Payment and Refund Policy, available at
www.eit.edu.au/organisation-policies or contact EIT directly.
 

We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student commences study. For an immediate or rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact us via any of the means indicated above or via the below contact button.

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Mechanical Engineering encompasses the conceptualisation, design, manufacture, control and maintenance of machines ranging from a conveyer, space shuttle to nanotechnology based objects. In broad terms, mechanical engineering channels the energy and forces in nature to the service of people. The fields in which mechanical engineering professionals operate are wide - ranging from oil and gas, power generation, water utilities, process plants, mining, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and defence.

A diploma or course in mechanical engineering is ideal for anyone wanting to get involved in the general engineering (whether design or maintenance) of large plants, especially as a plant engineer. Recently, mechanical engineering has begun to include many new systems in the electronics and control arena such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA as these are critical to the control of mechanical devices.

Students in EIT's School of Mechanical Engineering can study Mechanical Engineering courses with subjects that include: mechanics, structural engineering, drive systems, rotating equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication engineering, HVAC, pumps, compressors, machinery safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

The focus in EIT's School of Mechanical Engineering is in providing students with both deep and broad skills in mechanical engineering technology, focusing on real systems. Whilst there is probably not a shortage of theoretically orientated practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a need for highly skilled, practically oriented engineers, technologists and technicians, due to the rapidly increasing use of new technologies which are becoming a key component of all modern plants and equipment. Studying our mechanical engineering programs online means that you do not have to take extended periods away from existing work commitments.

 

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Accreditation

Professional Accreditation – do you need it?

In most countries there are two forms of accreditation for engineering qualifications - national accreditation/recognition by the Government, and professional recognition by an Engineering society or association.

In Australia, national accreditation of higher education qualifications is undertaken by the Australian Government regulator; “TEQSA” (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) – by Law, TEQSA are absolutely critical to any higher education being recognised.

The other form of accreditation is ‘professional accreditation’ though engineering societies such as; Engineers Australia or Professionals Australia. This professional recognition may help in obtaining employment, although an employer's requirement for this seems not at the levels it used to be - generally because the type of degree being studied, one's actual experience and past training are far more influential with potential employers.
Few engineering Master, and no PhD, degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. Remember, if a qualification is not accredited by Engineers Australia, you can still apply for professional recognition by Engineers Australia on an individual, case-by-case basis.We are proud that we already have two Advanced Diplomas accredited by Engineers Australia, and are continuing to work with Engineers Australia to achieve accreditation on our Master and Bachelor degrees as soon as possible.

It should be noted that whilst confident, EIT cannot guarantee or commit to when (and if) we will receive accreditation from Engineers Australia for any of our other qualifications.

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