Mechanical Systems

    What will I study?


    With mechanics, engineering and mathematics underpinning this major, you will learn about the mechanical development and design processes across industries.

    Your major structure

    You can complete the Mechanical Systems major in the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Science.

    Bachelor of Design

    The Bachelor of Design is a flexible degree that lets you explore different fields of study. The subjects you complete in your first year provide the basis for your knowledge of design that will carry through the rest of your degree.

    By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen discipline, in preparation for deep and specialised study in your third year, when you will complete your major requirements.

    You will also be required to undertake a capstone subject, which draws together the various theoretical strands.

    Throughout your degree, design elective subjects can complement your major area of study. You can choose to study one or two majors, a major and a minor, or a major and a specialisation.

    Bachelor of Science

    You can study engineering subjects from first your week with us, and you’ll have plenty of flexibility to explore other interests too.

    In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including foundation engineering and mathematics subjects.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in mechanical systems.

    Throughout your degree you will also take science elective and breadth (non-science/non-design) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

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