- 2018



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)


Clayton Malaysia

Mechanical engineering focuses on turning energy into motion and power - any practical device that moves has required a mechanical engineer to design it. The discipline covers the generation, conversion, transmission and use of mechanical and thermal energy, and includes the design, construction and operation of devices and systems. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in structural mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics while developing novel solutions through engineering design and systems and control.



Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Mechanical engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Mechanical engineering technical electives

Clayton only
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing
  • MEC4425 Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4447 Computers in fluids and energy
  • MEC4456 Robotics
  • MEC4459 Wind engineering
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis*
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring*
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design*
  • MEC5884 Sustainable engineering systems*
  • MEC5888 Renewable energy systems*
Malaysia only
  • ECE2131 Electrical circuits
  • ECE5885 Energy efficient lighting*
  • ENG2801 Leadership and innovation
  • MEC4416 Momentum, energy and mass transport in engineering systems
  • MEC4417 Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • MEC4801 Non-destructive testing and inspection
  • MEC4802 Sustainable engineering and design with nanomaterials
  • MEC4804 Clean energy materials
  • MEC5886 Sustainable energy technologies*
  • MEC5887 Environmental and air pollution control*
Clayton and Malaysia

* Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70 per cent or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Design
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)