Mechanical Engineering (2018)
The Mechanical Engineering programme combines papers in mechanical engineering, science and mathematics to give graduates a good balance between intellectual rigour and engineering practice. This typically prepares graduates for employment in industry and a wide range of other careers. During the first three years, the curriculum includes engineering design as a major theme, which integrates papers in engineering science. In the final year students specialise in areas such as advanced product development and undertake a major design or laboratory-based project.
Mechanical Engineering is available as a specified programme for the BE(Hons).
To complete the specified programme in Mechanical Engineering, students must follow the following programme.
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- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Prescriptions for the MEngPrac
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
- 400 Level
- 500 Level
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN103, ENGEN110, ENGEN111, ENGEN112, ENGEN170, ENGEN180, ENGEN183 and ENGEN184.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN201, ENGEN270, ENGEN271, ENGME221, ENGME251, ENGME280, ENGMP211 and ENGMP213.
Plus 15 points of electives from their chosen elective path: COMPX203 or ENGCB224.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN301, ENGEN371, ENGEV342, ENGME352, ENGME353, ENGME380 and ENGMP313.
Plus 30 points of electives from either ENGCB223, ENGCB321, or ENGMP311 or ENGME357, ENGME323.
Students must take the following papers: ENGEN570, ENGEN582, and ENGME580.
Plus 30 points of electives (with no more than one 300 level paper): ENGCB321, ENGEV341, ENGCB521, ENGCB523, ENGEN585, ENGME540, ENGME557, ENGMP511, ENGMP512 and ENGMP513.
Prescriptions for the MEngPrac
Students completing a Master of Engineering Practice are required to take a research project and a selection of papers. To complete a MEngPrac in Mechanical Engineering students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including ENGME506, 30 points from EXMBM511, EXMBM512, EXMBM514, EXMBM521 and EXMBM522, 60 points from ENGCB523, ENGEN584, ENGEN585, ENGEN586, ENGEN587, ENGEV543, ENGME515, ENGME557, ENGME585, and ENGMP513, as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 18A (Hamilton) This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 18A (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as C# and Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers within the School of Engineering. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics. ENGEN111 Electricity and Electronics 18A (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 18B (Hamilton) Introduction to the role of engineering in society in particular understanding of Treaty of Waitangi, history of science, engineering and technology, philosophy and ethics and public participation, participatory design, sustainability. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 18A (Hamilton) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience. ENGEN183 Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) A study of introductory statistics and the fundamental techniques of algebra including Gaussian elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex numbers, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as basic statistical notions and tools, with engineering applications. ENGEN184 Calculus for Engineers 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of calculus, including differentiation and integration for functions of one real variable, with engineering applications.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMPX203 Computer Systems 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language. ENGCB223 Fluid Mechanics 18B (Hamilton) Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes and ducts, flow over bodies, and compressible flow. ENGCB224 Heat and Mass Transfer 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered. ENGEN201 Engineering Mathematics 2 18B (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Fourier series. ENGEN270 Engineering Professional Practice 1 18A (Hamilton) Preparation for success in the engineering workplace including CV preparation, interview techniques, job seeking skills, online profile, workplace and engineering business cultures and norms, ethics, communication and management structures. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines. ENGME251 Dynamics and Vibration 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers the principles and application of dynamics and vibration. ENGME280 Design and Manufacturing 1 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of engineering design and manufacture. ENGMP211 Materials 1 18A (Hamilton) This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials. ENGMP213 Mechanics of Materials 1 18A (Hamilton) Stress and failure analysis of statically determinant and material systems under axial, bending and torsional loads, including beam deflections, buckling of struts, shear in joints, twisting in circular shafts and couplings.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEV342 Sustainable Engineering 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design within the context of quality standards, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGG301 Special Topic in Engineering 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton) An independent theoretical, literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic, supervised by a member of staff. ENGG372 Engineering Work Placement 2 18C (Hamilton) The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. ENGG379 Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience 18A (Hamilton) Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering. ENGG381 Engineering Statistics 18A (Hamilton) Aimed specifically at Engineering students, this paper covers statistical models, experimentation for quality design and control, process measurement and improvement, statistical process control and capability, and reliability. ENGG386 Engineering Modelling 18A (Hamilton) Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems. ENME323 Thermofluids 18A (Hamilton) The fundamental concepts and laws of fluids mechanics and heat transfer in steady and transient systems. ENME351 Dynamics and Mechanisms 18B (Hamilton) This paper examines the application of kinetics and kinematics to mechanical systems and provides an introduction to 3-D dynamics. ENME352 Machine Dynamics and Control 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers vibrations of multiple degree of freedom systems, modelling and analysis for design improvements, vibration control, mathematical modelling, time, feedback and frequency response, control actions and controllers. ENME380 Mechanical Engineering Design 18B (Hamilton) Aspects of machine design and power transmission are covered. Engineering drawing and design techniques are further developed and applied through project work. The benefits and pitfalls of simulating mechanical designs are demonstrated and discussed. Electrical machines including DC, AC motors and solenoids are explained in a mecha... ENMP311 Materials 2 18B (Hamilton) This paper advances knowledge presented in ENMP211 on structure, property, processing relationships fundamental to materials science and engineering. This paper includes microstructure modification, new materials and applications. ENMP313 Mechanics of Materials 2 18A (Hamilton) The scientific principles and relationships underlying mechanics and performance of materials. This paper covers stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, deflections and angle of twist, stress in bending fatigue and materials testing.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGG492 Honours Research and Management Project 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton) An engineering research and development project, including design philosophy, market requirements, specifications, design and analysis, component and materials selection, prototype development, documentation, quality and failure analysis, standards and codes, IP protection, and project planning and management. ENME440 Finite Element Analysis and Applications 18A (Hamilton) This paper explains the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to solve engineering problems using a commercial software package. ENME451 Mechanics of Vibration 18B (Hamilton) Students will learn how to apply Newton's laws of motion and energy principles to complex mechanical systems including continuous systems and how to calculate natural frequencies and dynamic response of machines and machine components. ENME480 Advanced Product Development 18A (Hamilton) This paper explains the technologically driven changes affecting modern product development. It also teaches the most common rapid prototyping technologies and when to apply them. Examples of virtual engineering and simulation are demonstrated. Advanced manufacturing techniques are explained and demonstrated. ENMP407 Materials and Processing Elective 18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton) An advanced study in materials and processing. Possible options include: advanced composites; metals; bioseparation processing. Sub-topics include: available processing options; effect of material characteristics on processing parameters. ENMP413 Materials Performance in Service 18B (Hamilton) Students learn how to solve load and displacement problems using energy methods. Students will be introduced to plastic limit state analysis of structures. ENMP422 Advanced Process Simulation and Control 18A (Hamilton) Process dynamics, simulation and control and modern control systems, including open and closed loop, linear and non-linear systems, PID control, stability and tuning. It includes process simulation with commercial software packages.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENGEN508 Master's Capstone Project 18A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton) This paper requires students to carry out a theoretical or empirical investigation in a relevant subject/engineering discipline and write a report on the findings of the investigation. ENGME506 Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Analysis 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers the principles of mechanical and mechatronics engineering analysis. ENGME555 Advanced Control in Mechatronics 18B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the advanced application of control in mechatronics. ENMP515 CAD/CAM for Engineering 18A (Hamilton) No description available. ENMP516 Materials Characterisation 18B (Hamilton) No description available. ENMP542 Design for Energy and the Environment 18C (Hamilton) This interdisciplinary paper focuses on the important aspects of science and technology related to new and existing energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered reflect the trend of current development in energy technology. ENMP586 Industrial Technology and Innovation 2 18B (Hamilton) No description available.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am