Mechanical engineering is about turning energy into motion and power. It covers the generation, conversion, transmission and use of mechanical and thermal energy, and includes the design, construction and operation of devices and systems. It also involves the behaviours of solids, liquids and gases when forces are applied and when they are heated and cooled.
As a mechanical engineer you could work in research and development, product and process design, technical sales and support, manufacturing, field and test engineering, project management, systems design and power plant operations and quality control. You could work in the petrochemical, automotive, transportation, aerospace, electronic, mining and robotic industries.
Monash Graduate Attributes
Monash University prepares its graduates to be:
1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:
a. engage in an internationalized world
b. exhibit cross-cultural competence
c. demonstrate ethical values
2. Critical and creative scholars who:
a. produce innovative solutions to problems
b. apply research skills to a range of challenges
c. communicate perceptively and effectively
Program Education Objectives (PEOs)
The Mechanical Engineering discipline expects to produce graduates, who are:
- competent in Mechanical Engineering
- responsible and effective global citizens
- leaders in their chosen profession or society at large
Program Outcomes (POs)
The Mechanical Engineering discipline has developed a set of Program Outcomes (POs) for all of its graduates based on the competencies required by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council.
- Mechanical Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and specialization in Mechanical Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems
- Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, survey research literature and analyze complex Mechanical Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
- Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Mechanical Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs.
- Research-based Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex Mechanical Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
- Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Mechanical Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations
- Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Mechanical Engineering problems
- Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex Mechanical Engineering problems in environmental contexts
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
- Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Mechanical Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
- Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
- Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
- Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to manage projects
Mapping of Units to POs
- Development of spintronics and energy storage and conversion devices using nanostructured multiferroic materials
- Impact of stress generation on insertion battery performance under intercalation dynamics
- Fluid structure interaction
- Human motion analysis
- Effective thermal management
- Technology in Education
- High resolution enhancement for multilayer surface reconstruction of gated wavefront sensing
- Development of optical range gated imaging system for accurate three-dimensional (3D) object modelling
- Effect of ferroelectric polarization on solar-based photocatalytic activities in multiferroic-metal conjugation