First Professional Year
In the First Professional year of the Mechanical Engineering degree, students are introduced to fundamental principles of engineering through core courses in the engineering sciences, mathematics and engineering design. All eight courses are compulsory in the First Professional year.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
Engineering Mathematics 2
Mathematical Modelling & Computation 2
Engineering Manufacturing and Design
Stress, Strain and Deformation in Machine Elements
Dynamics and Vibrations
Introduction to Thermo-Fluids Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Students are expected to utilise 150 hours per course on lectures, tutorials, laboratories and self-direct study. Over eight courses, this gives 1200 hours per year for full-time study.
Students who fail courses in their First Professional Year will have to pass them in the next year in order to complete the First Professional Year. Failed courses will impact the courses that the student can take in the following semesters due to failure to meet prerequisites for subsequent courses. In most cases, this will extend the time it will take a student to complete the degree by a semester.