Mechanical Engineering (2021)
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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Plus 45 points of electives (with no more than one 300 level paper) from: ENGCB321, ENGEV341, ENGMP311, COMPX529, ENGCB521, ENGCB523, ENGEN583, ENGEV542, 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, EXMBM522, EXMBM523, EXMBM524, EXMBM532 and EXMBM533; 60 points from ENGCB523, ENGEN583, ENGEN584, ENGEN585, ENGEN586, ENGEN587, ENGEN588, ENGEV543, ENGME515, ENGME557, ENGME585 and ENGMP513; as well as 60 points from ENGEN508.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (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 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as Python. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (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 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (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 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (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 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (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 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (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 21B (Hamilton) Basic principles of fluid statics and dynamics, including fluid viscosity, Bernoulli and mechanical energy equation, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes, ducts and channels, and external flow over objects. ENGCB224 Heat and Mass Transfer 15.0 21B (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 21A (Hamilton) 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 21B (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 21X (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 15.0 21A (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 21B (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 single, two, multi-degree of freedom vibration systems and forced vibr... ENGME280 Design and Manufacturing 1 15.0 21B (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 21A (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 21A (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 21B (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 21A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 21A (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 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 15.0 21X (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 21X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 21B (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 21A (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 21A (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 21B (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 21B (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 21B (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 COMPX529 Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Software needs to manage itself to fullfill dynamic requirements in a changing environment. Self-adaptive software is currently employed in clouds, networks, IoT, autonomous robots, etc. Adaptation challenges include self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self protection. ENGCB521 Advanced Process Control 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies. ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 15.0 21B (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. ENGCV531 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper provides a more advanced understanding of Geotechnical Engineering from the perspective of; mechanical behaviour of New Zealand soils, stress-path testing of soils, soil treatment techniques, soil structure interaction, and selection of design parameters. ENGEN508 Master's Capstone Project 60.0 21X (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 21D (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 21D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) This is the final year Honours, research and design "capstone" project. ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 15.0 21X (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 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN585 Special Topics in Engineering 5 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN586 Special Topics in Engineering 6 15.0 21X (Hamilton) ENGEN587 Directed Study 1 30.0 21X (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 21X (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. ENGEV542 Waste Minimisation Engineering 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems. ENGME506 Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Analysis 30.0 21A (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 21A (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 of 1D heat transfer. Matlab code development assignment for simpler problems and assignments using commercial software to solve more complicated pro... ENGME557 Robotics 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the advanced mechatronics with application to mobile and industrial robotic applications. This paper covers filtering techniques such as Kalman filter, autonomous navigation and path planning and integration of techniques to mobile and robotic applications. ENGME580 Product Innovation and Development 15.0 21A (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'. ENGME586 Industrial Technology and Innovation 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) ENGME585 with ENGME586 are interdisciplinary courses to help students understand what is involved in technology innovation and management through readings, assignments and discussion sessions. It is designed to be interactive and will draw upon students' experiences derived from industrial placements and/or involvement with a techn... ENGMP512 Advanced Materials Manufacture 15.0 21A (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.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 January 2021 6:53pm