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 1

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN103Engineering Computing18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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.
    ENGEN110Engineering Mechanics18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of engineering mechanics.
    ENGEN111Electricity and Electronics18A (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.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering18B (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...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society18B (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.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering18A (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.
    ENGEN183Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers18A (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.
    ENGEN184Calculus for Engineers18A (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.
  • Year 2

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGEN201Engineering Mathematics 218B (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.
    ENGEN270Engineering Professional Practice 118A (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.
    ENGEN271Industry Placement 118C (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.
    ENGME221Engineering Thermodynamics18A (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.
    ENGME251Dynamics and Vibration18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the principles and application of dynamics and vibration.
    ENGME280Design and Manufacturing 118B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the fundamentals of engineering design and manufacture.
    ENGMP211Materials 118A (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.
    ENGMP213Mechanics of Materials 118A (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.
  • Plus 15 points of electives from their chosen elective path:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    COMPX203Computer Systems18A (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.
    ENGCB224Heat and Mass Transfer18B (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.
  • Year 3

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG372Engineering Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    The second Work Placement for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
    ENGG379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    Guided reflection on professional work placements in engineering.
    ENGG386Engineering Modelling18A (Hamilton)
    Principles of engineering modelling and the application of software tools to solve real life engineering problems.
    ENME323Thermofluids18A (Hamilton)
    The fundamental concepts and laws of fluids mechanics and heat transfer in steady and transient systems.
    ENME351Dynamics and Mechanisms18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the application of kinetics and kinematics to mechanical systems and provides an introduction to 3-D dynamics.
    ENME352Machine Dynamics and Control18B (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.
    ENME380Mechanical Engineering Design18B (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...
    ENMP313Mechanics of Materials 218A (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.
  • Year 4

    Students must take the following papers:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG381Engineering Statistics18A (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.
    ENGG492Honours Research and Management Project18A (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.
    ENME480Advanced Product Development18A (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.
  • Plus 30 points of electives from:

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ENGG301Special Topic in Engineering18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    An independent theoretical, literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic, supervised by a member of staff.
    ENME440Finite Element Analysis and Applications18A (Hamilton)
    This paper explains the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to solve engineering problems using a commercial software package.
    ENME451Mechanics of Vibration18B (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.
    ENMP311Materials 218B (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.
    ENMP407Materials and Processing Elective18A (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.
    ENMP413Materials Performance in Service18B (Hamilton)
    Students learn how to solve load and displacement problems using energy methods. Students will be introduced to plastic limit state analysis of structures.
    ENMP422Advanced Process Simulation and Control18A (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.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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