Course code: #1856
These are mandatory and all come with course.
Mechanical engineers design, build, test and maintain all kinds of machines from robots to cars to space vehicles.
They are continually designing, building and testing new forms of environmentally safe technologies such as solar energy, solar vehicles, and wave and wind energy.
They are also involved in advanced manufacturing, materials handling, powder technology, automotive technology, and biomechanics.
You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study.
The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids.
You then focus on your chosen major study from second year.
Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in the Professional Options Program.
Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example:
Construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding.
What you will study
Mechanical Engineering students are trained through learning experiences including laboratory experiments, problem-based learning, computer simulations, teamwork assignments, industrial case studies and site visits to industry.
From second year you also have the option to complete a double major, combining two engineering disciplines. Available double major combinations include:
|Cost of living||1 person||$7,344|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$13,000|
Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 on in-person testing centres, UOW is accepting Alternative English tests for 2022 intakes.
The requirements for accepting these tests are:
If you do not already meet the English requirements for your chosen course, you can complete an English course at UOW College Australia. UOW also recognises English language courses offered by some other colleges in Sydney.
A guide to the length of English course you may need to study is provided below. Please note that this table should only be considered a guide. Lower scores in Writing may mean that you'll need to study English for longer.
|Score at time of application||Estimated time required to reach IELTS entry score (weeks)|
* for students with 6.0 overall, but 5.5 in either reading or writing
# for students with 5.5 overall, but less than 5.0 in reading or writing
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications.
This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree.
The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study.
You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university.
Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.
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