Course at a Glance
Schedule Start Date: 2nd January 2019
Code: BME
Course Length: 3 years (up to 6 years Part-Time)

This Program is Delivered via EIT's Innovative LIVE ONLINE Approach.

Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, manufacture and operational processes of anything that moves, from the tiniest, simplest micro-particles to the largest, most complex spacecraft and everything in between. As a mechanical engineer you have a skill set that is applicable to many industries in the world, including automotive, transport, manufacturing, power generation, medical, consumer goods and more. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job ready as a mechanical engineering technologist. Upon completion of this program you will gain:

** 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.

 

Program Details

Overview

Mechanical engineering is the field of engineering that applies physics and the material sciences to develop machinery. Mechanical engineers use the principles of force, energy and motion to improve the safety, efficiency and technological advancement of the world around us.

With this qualification you will have acquired the essential knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering. More importantly, you will have become a mechanical engineering technologist.

Time Commitment

Successful students are thus likely to spend approximately 20 hours per week in order to cover the material adequately and to gain sufficient knowledge in each unit. This includes the preparatory reading, attendance at each webinar and the time necessary to complete the assignments and laboratory work.

Potential Job Outcomes

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Material fabrication
  • Mechanical power
  • Thermal power and diesel
  • Mechanical engineering contracts, sales,
  • commissioning and consultation
  • Building systems
  • Industrial operations and maintenance
  • Mechanical project management and business
  • development
  • Automotive engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Fluid mechanics, hydraulics and piping
  • Lubrication

Pathway to 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.

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:

  • IDC Technologies Library – an engineering eBook library of over three hundred books and additional resources.
  • IEEE Xplore STEM45 Journal –unlimited full text access to 45 selected IEEE Journals
  • Elsevier Knovel® for Academia – a  cloud-based service that offers you 24x7 access to relevant and reliable technical information wherever you are.
  • Gale Academic Onefile – a database of abstract and full text articles from over 11,000 peer-reviewed journals, covering a variety of subjects in science, business and humanities.

Entry Requirements

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 recognised English language test such as: IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or TOEFL equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

It is desirable that applicants hold Senior Certificate:

  • Advanced Mathematics; or WACE Mathematics: Methods; or equivalent

  • Physics and Chemistry, with equivalents considered


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 or contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance.

Please note: All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

Maths Bridging Test/Exam

Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Program Structure

Program Structure

The course consists of a combination of core units, sub-discipline specific ‘stream’ units, industrial work experience and a final year project. The core units will provide you with an understanding of general engineering concepts including mathematics, chemistry, physics, mechanics, electrical circuits, programming, design, sustainability and professional practice. The specialized mechanical engineering units will build on this knowledge, but focus on this particular mechanical engineering stream, such as hydraulics, pneumatics, process plant layout, fluid dynamics and more.

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year One
BSC101C Engineering Mathematics 1 (Core) 3
BSC102C Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Core) 3
BSC103C Engineering Dynamics and Mechanics (Core) 3
BSC203C Engineering Design and Drawing (Core) 3
BSC109C
(Part A)
Industrial Experience Research Project 0
BSC104C Engineering Mathematics 2 (Core) 3
BSC201C Engineering Programming (Core) 3
BME106S Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
BSC107C Physics and Chemistry for Engineers (Core) 3
BSC109C
(Part B)
Industrial Experience Research Project 3
BSC110C Industrial Experience 0
Year Two
BME108S Pumps, Seals, Compressors and Turbines 3
BCS105C Mechanics of Machines (Core) 3
BSC202C Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core) 3
BME205S Process Plant Layout, Pipeline and Pipeline Systems 3
BSC302C
(Part A)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 0
BME204S Mechanical Design 3
BME206S Fluid Mechanics 3
BME207S Thermodynamics 3
BME209S Automation, Measurement and Control 3
BSC302C
(Part B)
Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core) 3
BSC210C Industrial Experience 0
Year Three
BME208S Energy Systems 3
BME301S Lubrication, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring 3
BME303S Heat and Mass Transfer 3
BME304S Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems 3
BSC305C
(Part A)
Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core) 0
BME306S Manufacturing Processes and Technology 3
BSC307C Final Year Project (Mechanical Engineering) 9
BSC305C
(Part B)
Technology , Sustainability and Society (Core) 3

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

This bachelor's degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney Accord. This EIT degree is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Why Study With EIT?

Industry-Oriented

EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

Experienced Lecturers

Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.

World-Class Education

Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Through the Sydney Accord, this online program is also recognized by many authorizing bodies around the world. Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.

Flexibility

Our innovative online delivery model ensures that you have access to the best instructors and resources 24 hours a day. You can participate from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.

Dedicated Support

You will be supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers and Course Coordinators for the duration of your studies, giving you a greater chance of success. Global Reach EIT’s current students join from over 140 countries, with expert lecturers based around the globe, providing you with a truly international perspective.

Engineering Specialist

EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.

Online Delivery Mode

Delivery

EIT uses an innovative, online approach to ensure that you have a supportive, interactive and practical education experience.  Our delivery model involves live, interactive online tutorials, remote laboratories, simulation software, and assignments with support from dedicated Learning Support Officers and Academic Staff.

Tutorials are conducted using our own specialized, live, interactive software system. You will receive course materials and assessments through an online Learning Management System which is available 24 hours a day.

All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.

Why Online?

EIT recognizes that many students have work and/or family commitments which makes pursuing further study very challenging.  Our online programs have been specifically designed to reduce the significant financial, time and travel commitments often required by on campus programs.

Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using remote laboratories and simulation software, to ensure you receive the requisite hands-on experience. The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers, both industrial and educational, allows you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.

The Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) is also available to study on campus.

How to Apply

Domestic and International Online Students

Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing this form.  You will then receive an email with detailed course information and access to our application portal.  Alternatively, please watch this video, for a summary of the application process.  Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.

Brochure

Brochure

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