Mechanical Engineering (2023)
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 Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Mechanical Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
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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, EXMBM522, EXMBM523, EXMBM524, EXMBM532 and EXMBM533; 60 points from ENGCB523, ENGEN583, ENGEN584, ENGEN585, ENGEN586, ENGEN587, ENGEN588, ENGEV543, ENGME515, ENGEE523, ENGME551, ENGME554, ENGME555, ENGME557, ENGME585, ENGMT558 and ENGMP513; as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Secondary School - Unistart), 23A (Tauranga) & 23B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Secondary School - Unistart), 23B (Tauranga) & 23G (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 23A (Hamilton), 23A (Tauranga) & 23G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as the MATLAB language. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga) & 23G (Hamilton) Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas. ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers 15.0 23B (Hamilton), 23B (Tauranga) & 23X (Hamilton) Concepts underlying electricity such as current, voltage and power will be introduced, and apply these concepts to analyse electrical energy systems. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) 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 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23A (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) & 23B (Tauranga) 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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB223 Fluid Mechanics 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and a... ENGCB224 Heat and Mass Transfer 15.0 23B (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 Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 23A (Hamilton) & 23H (Online) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 0.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the two years of engineering study. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window aft... ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 15.0 23A (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 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers dynamics of rigid bodies and fundamentals of vibration. Topics in rigid body dynamics are planar kinematics, mass moment of inertia, and planar kinetics including force, acceleration, work, energy, impulse and momentum. Vibration topics include equation of motion for a single degree of freedom vibration systems, u... ENGME280 Design and Manufacturing 1 15.0 23B (Hamilton) The paper focuses on the principles of fundamental manufacturing processes and engineering design methods. Practical aspects of selected major manufacturing processes via workshop and practical sessions give students the opportunities to build up their practical skills and apply their theoretical knowledge to solving practical prob... ENGMP211 Materials 1 15.0 23A (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 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB321 Thermal Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics to steady and unsteady industrial processes, including, steam boiler systems, advanced power and refrigeration cycles, cooling towers and plant utility systems ENGEN301 Engineering Maths and Modelling 3 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the three years of engineering study. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 23X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window af... ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 15.0 23X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN391 Special Topics in Engineering 2 15.0 23X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems. ENGME352 Control and Applications 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the theory and application of control in mechanical and electrical systems. This paper covers the introduction of s-domain and plane, open and closed-loop control, PID control, digital control, root locus and frequency response analysis. ENGME353 Mechanical and Electrical Machines 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper builds on the fundamentals taught in ENGEN110, ENGEN111 and ENGEN180; it covers application of electromechanical machine characteristics in drive design, selecting suitable power sources and matching transmission components. Problem-based learning is used in conjunction with experimentation to compare theory to real mach... ENGME380 Design and Manufacturing 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper uses problem and project based learning methods to help students gain knowledge and skills in design and manufacturing. Students will be taught how to apply dirty prototyping to a design project, and use modern manufacturing methods to design and produce a complex machine. ENGMP311 Materials 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials. ENGMP313 Mechanics of Materials 2 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Advanced level knowledge on mechanics and performance of materials, covering stress and strain transformations, failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of non-circular sections, fatigue, materials selection and materials testing.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB521 Advanced Process Control 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies. ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings. ENGEE523 Sensors, Instrumentation and Measurement 15.0 23A (Hamilton) An overview of instruments used by engineers, including sensor fundamentals and measurement uncertainties for discussions leading to measurement system development with technical procedures (characterisation, calibration, accreditation, documentary standards and accreditation). ENGEN508 Master's Capstone Project 60.0 23X (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. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 23D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 45.0 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga) This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res... ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 15.0 23X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEN584 Special Topics in Engineering 4 15.0 23X (Hamilton) ENGEN585 Special Topics in Engineering 5 15.0 23X (Hamilton) ENGEN586 Special Topics in Engineering 6 15.0 23X (Hamilton) ENGEN587 Directed Study 1 30.0 23X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEN588 Directed Study 2 30.0 23X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGME506 Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Analysis 30.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers the principles of mechanical and mechatronics engineering analysis that is divided into design, control and mechanics of materials. Students will learn design processes, PID control, root locus and frequency response analysis, failure theory, unsymmetrical bending and thick pressure vessel theory. ENGME540 Finite Element Analysis 15.0 23A (Hamilton) Theory of finite elements analysis using variational methods. Numerical modelling for finding the stresses and displacements of bars, beams and plates, and the temperature distribution in 1D heat transfer. Matlab code development assignment for simpler problems and assignments using commercial software to solve more complicated pro... ENGME551 Mechanics of Vibration 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper covers vibrations of two and multiple degree of freedom systems, modelling and analysis for design improvements, vibration control. Students will learn how to calculate natural frequencies and dynamic response of machines and machine components. ENGME554 Inspection, Monitoring and Evaluation 15.0 23B (Hamilton) Inspection and monitoring are techniques used to provide evaluation of the current health of a component or system. This paper covers the underpinning fundamentals of inspection techniques along with methodologies for defect quantification, assessment and reporting. ENGME580 Product Innovation and Development 15.0 23A (Hamilton) ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'. ENGMP512 Advanced Materials Manufacture 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 7 December 2023 9:06am