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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) Programme Details & Units Descriptions 2012
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Bachelors of Engineering


Programme Details


Units Descriptions


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Table of Content

Code Programme title Page LNG501 English for Academic Studies 18-22

BEN502 Engineering Computation 1 23-27

BEN503 Engineering Physics 28-31

BEN504 Engineering Graphics 32-35

BEN505 Engineering Material 36-39

BEN506 Introduction to Electrical and Electronics 40-48

BEN601 Engineering Computation 2 49-52

BEN507 Introduction to programming 53-56

BEN508 Engineering Mechanics 57-60

BEN509 Workshop Practice 61-64

MEC602 Project (Mechanical) 65-68

MEC603 Engineering Planning 69-72

MEC604 Engineering Management 73-76

MEC701 Computer Aided Design and Analysis 77-80

MEC702 Engineering Computation 3 81-84

MEC605 Manufacturing Technology 85-88

MEC606 Solid Mechanics 89-92

MEC607 Dynamics 93-96

MEC703 Design Project (Mechanical) 97-99

MEC709 Quantitative Techniques 100-103

MEC704 Mechanics and Dynamics of Machinery 104-107

MEC710 Advanced Industrial Computing 108-111

MEC705 Renewable Energy 112-115

MEC706 Mechatronics 116-119

MEC707 Thermodynamics 120-124

MEC708 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 125-130

MEC711 Engineering Studies 131-134

MEC713 Industrial Project (Mechanical) A 135-137

MEC714 Mechanical Design and Analysis 138-142

MEC715 Advanced Operations Management 143-146

MEC717 Industrial Project (Mechanical) B 135-137

Plus one of the following:

MEC712 Advanced Manufacturing Technology OR 147-151

MEC716 Automation Systems 152-156

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College of Engineering, Science and Technology

School of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical)


An articulation with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand was done in

1998 where students who have completed the Diploma with another year of Advanced Diploma

in Mechanical Engineering would go directly into the third year of the four year Bachelors of

Mechanical Engineering degree in AUT. The same articulation was done with the University of

South Queensland (USQ) and the University of New Castle (UNC) in Australia.

A special arrangement on distance learning for a third year of Bachelors of Mechanical

Engineering was in place where students who have completed the Advanced Diploma in

Mechanical Engineering could pursue the third year at FIT and then proceed to USQ for the

final year.

In 2010 the Fiji Institute of Technology became part of the Fiji National University and there

was a need to review the current courses and the designing of a new syllabus for the Bachelors of

Mechanical Engineering.


The Mechanical Engineering major prepares students to solve complex engineering problems.

Knowledge of scientific theory allows analysis of new problems that, together with research and

investigation, is the basis of design. In addition, students gain a firm understanding of industrial

computing, the latest simulation techniques, and methodologies to evaluate new materials,

products, and processes.

The degree is offered at honours level for the following reasons:

(1) For ease of accreditation and recognition by the engineering institutions. Thus

graduates after two years of on-the-job supervised training are eligible to

become professional engineers upon application. This shall clear the pathway

for chartered status upon application for registration to the appropriate


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** Only honours degrees are recognized by the engineering institutions for

professional status.

(2) Creation of engineering solutions (and products) with socio-economic impact

that can create wealth to the nation.

(3) Attraction to potential investors to the country because of an highly educated

work force and implies minimal costs to the operation.

The document also follows the requirements under the International Engineering Agreement

under the Washington Accord 1989 for the 4-year engineering degree programmes.

The curriculum documents have been prepared to comply with the requirements of The General

Academic Statute of the Fiji Institute of Technology and more recently the University

Academic and Student Regulations (UASR) of the Fiji National University (FNU).

Graduate Profile

Graduates should be employable in

Engineering and general management


Mechanical engineering

Product design

Project management

Further postgraduate study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) programme can work as Mechanical

Engineers in a broad area of applications which include industries such as automotive, power

plants, chemicals, processing, aerospace,computer, machine tool and many others. Mechanical

engineers are also engaged in a variety of activities including design, manufacturing, research,

development, testing, construction, operation, sales, management, consulting and teaching.

Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the program is to produce graduates who will be able to apply the knowledge

gained in the engineering sciences and related subjects to enhance their analytical and practical

skills in the world of work. Graduates would be expected to have a broad understanding of the

local industrial environment as well as that in the region.

Students enrolled will take courses emphasizing fundamentals principles of mechanical

engineering problems and also to introduce them to design, experimental methods, computers

and systems. Mechanics, thermosciences and design form the fundamental principles of

mechanical engineering and these are delineated in courses of solid and fluid mechanics,

thermodynamics, heat transfer, design, system analysis and control,and material sciences. The

courses are complemented by extensive computerexperience in such areas as computer-aided

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design and numerical problem solving.The programme also allows students to specialize in the

areas of their interest through the choice of elective technical courses.

Aims and Objectives


I. As a Mechanical Engineer one would be involved in the efficient application of physical

and human resources in improving the standard of living.

II. As a Mechanical Engineer one would be able to combine the basic knowledge of physical

sciences and engineering education with experience and expertise to invent, run, and

maintain mechanical equipments and systems in industries.

III. As a Mechanical Engineer one would be able to design, analyze and produce machine

components for the production system of a particular product.

IV. Graduates in this area are capable of fulfilling the task of a Professional Engineer in the

government, semi-government, and private firms.

V. Graduates will be able to find job opportunities in various sectors such as manufacturing,

processing, design, and research.

VI. A Mechanical Engineer may further his career in the following streams, as a designer

(consulting firm), as a building contractor as a manufacturer of machines or engineering

products, as a researcher in Research and Development (R&D) departments or Institutes

or as an academic teaching in Institutes of Higher Learning.

VII. To provide industry with an adequate number of capable and trained personnel at

graduate level who have acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of the principles

and processes of mechanical engineering.

VIII. To provide a core of technical knowledge to students who may wish to extend their

studies to higher qualifications or specialization.

IX. To develop the knowledge of the students to enable them to make a positive contribution

to the standards and quality in their field of employment.


I. Graduates are able to apply their knowledge and skill to design, analyze and evaluate

mechanical engineering systems.

II. Graduates are able to identify and solve engineering problems systematically, critically,

creatively and analytically.

III. Graduates are competent, possess leadership qualities and able to act professionally in the

field of mechanical engineering.

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IV. Graduates are able to communicate effectively and address issues related to social,

cultural and environment.

V. Graduates are able to undertake lifelong learning and adapt to the changing environment.

VI. To provide the student with essential competencies for employment as an engineer.

Particular attention being drawn to materials selection, numeracy and other skills such as

drafting and analysis. Emphasis is also placed on quality management and the

maintenance standards.

VII. To provide the practical input to balance the theoretical experience and development of

the student engaged in related industrial activities.

VIII. To support and cooperate with industry and relevant training agencies in the development

of competent abilities to meet employment needs.


2.1 Admission Requirements:

(a) Fiji Seventh Form Examination (form 7) or equivalent with good passes in Mathematics,

English, Physics and any other relevant subjects to a minimum of 250 marks.

Note: There is a limited number of places offered at every intake and the selection

process is necessarily competitive. The intake will be on first come first serve basis and

as specified under the University Student Academic Regulations.

(b) Under exceptional circumstances mature applicants with exceptional academic records in

trade and diploma training and special commendation from their employer might be admitted.

(c) Those who have completed the Trade Diploma in Mechanical Engineering will start in the

first year of the Degree Program and those who have completed the Advanced Diploma in

Mechanical Engineering could be cross credited with some units in the first and second year of

the BE (Mechanical) programme. They will be required to do certain units not covered in the

Diploma and Advanced Diploma program as recommended by the school.

2.2 Credit Value of Programme

The total credit value for the units in this program is 480 credits.

2.3 Duration of Programme

The program can be completed in four years or longer on part-time basis, including the

mandatory minimum of six-months industrial attachment normally attended between semesters

or after semester eight. The industrial experience requirement can be waived for students with

adequate industrial experience at enrollment.

2.4 Cross Crediting

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All units common to other School programs are fully cross-credited. Also some units from other

relevant programmes can be cross-credited if deemed appropriate at the time of enrollment. No

time limitations apply currently.

2.5 Award of Degree The general requirements for award of the qualification are laid down in the latest issue of the

University Academic and Student Regulations. Grades A to E are allocated according to the level

of achievement.


3.1 General

The eight stages are interspersed with relevant industrial experience for school leavers. The

student will be expected to maintain a diary of experience during the period of employment to

demonstrate industrial application of the full range of core activities. The programme consists of

32 units drawn from Levels 5 to 8. The study time allocated to each unit is approximately 238

hours. The total instruction time allocated will be 3878 hours and the student will be

programmed for a further 3654 hours of self directed learning. This time will be used both inside

and outside the institute on assignments and projects. Students will be expected to demonstrate

their ability to organize and progress work as part of the underlying core skills required of a

responsible employee.

Code Programme title Pre- requisite Credit




LNG501 English for Academic Studies None 12 180

BEN502 Engineering Computation 1 None 12 180

BEN503 Engineering Physics None 12 180

BEN504 Engineering Graphics None 12 180

BEN505 Material Science None 12 180

BEN506 Introduction to Electrical and Electronics None 12 180

BEN601 Engineering Computation 2 Engineering Computation 1 12 180

BEN507 Introduction to programming None 12 180

BEN508 Engineering Mechanics None 12 180

BEN509 Workshop Practice None 12 180

MEC602 Project (Mechanical) Workshop Practice,

Engineering Mechanics (Statics)

15 225

MEC603 Engineering Planning Engineering Computation 1 15 225

MEC604 Engineering Management Engineering Computation 1

15 225

MEC701 Computer Aided Design and Analysis None 15 225

MEC702 Engineering Computation 3 Engineering Computation 2 15 225

MEC605 Manufacturing Technology Workshop Practice 15 225

MEC606 Solid Mechanics Engineering Mechanics (Statics)

15 225

MEC607 Dynamics Engineering Mechanics

(Statics) 15 225

MEC703 Design Project (Mechanical) Project 15 225

MEC709 Quantitative Techniques Engineering Computations 15 225

MEC704 Mechanics and Dynamics of Machinery Engineering Mechanics,

Dynamics 15 225

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MEC710 Advanced Industrial Computing Computing Technology Mechatronics, Quantitative


15 225

MEC705 Renewable Energy None 15 225

MEC706 Mechatronics Solid Mechanics 15 225

MEC707 Thermodynamics Engineering Mechanics

(Statics) 15 225

MEC708 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Computations 1 15 225

MEC711 Engineering Studies Engineering Communications

15 225

MEC713 Industrial Project (Mechanical) A All year 1, 2, & 3 papers 30 450

MEC714 Mechanical Design and Analysis Project 15 225

MEC715 Advanced Operations Management Quantitative Techniques 15 225

MEC717 Industrial Project (Mechanical) B All year 1, 2, & 3 papers 30 450

Plus one of the following: 15 225

MEC712 Advanced Manufacturing Technology OR Manufacturing Technology

Engineering Materials 15 225

MEC716 Automation Systems Engineering Computation, Thermodynamics & Fluid

Mechanics and Heat


15 225

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Fiji National University Programme Descriptor



Title: Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical)

Minimum entry requirements: Fiji Form Seven Examination or equivalent with good passes in Mathematics,

English, Physics and any other relevant subjects to a minimum of 250 marks.

Year One

Semester 1 Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Code Unit Title

LNG501 English for Academic Studies BEN506 Introduction to Electrical and


BEN502 Engineering Computation 1 BEN601 Engineering Computation 2

BEN503 Engineering Physics BEN507 Introduction to programming

BEN504 Engineering Graphics BEN508 Engineering Mechanics

BEN505 Material Science BEN509 Workshop Practice

Year two

Semester `1 Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Code Unit Title

MEC602 Project (Mechanical) MEC702 Engineering Computation 3

MEC603 Engineering Planning MEC605 Manufacturing Technology

MEC604 Engineering Management MEC606 Solid Mechanics

MEC701 Computer Aided Design and Analysis MEC607 Dynamics

Year Three

Semester 1 Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Code Unit Title

MEC703 Design Project (Mechanical) MEC705 Renewable Energy

MEC709 Quantitative Techniques MEC710 Advanced Industrial Computing

MEC704 Mechanics and Dynamics of


MEC707 Thermodynamics

MEC708 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

MEC706 Mechatronics

Year Four

Semester 1 Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Unit Code Unit Title

MEC711 Engineering Studies MEC714 Mechanical Design and Analysis

MEC713 Industrial Project (Mechanical) A MEC715


Advanced Operations Management

Industrial Project (Mechanical) B


MEC712 Advanced Manufacturing Technology


MEC716 Automation Systems

Total requirement: 480 credits plus 6 months relevant industrial experience.

Graduate with a Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical

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3.2 Compulsory Components

The majority of units are compulsory.

3.3 Optional Components

A choice of a single option unit is offered in year 4. Option units might be withdrawn if there are

insufficient student numbers. The Programme might be changed from time to time to suit the

requirements of industry.

3.4 Special Requirements Students must complete a minimum of 6 months industrial practice before or after the final stage.

3.5 Delivery Mode

The programme is full-time based on 18 weeks semesters. Intakes are at the beginning of each

academic year and students proceed from one semester to another until semester eight.

3.6 Order of Delivery

Units are timetabled according to the chronological order of the Programme Descriptor above.

Content material instruction is delivered chronologically as itemized in the Unit Descriptors.

There is a considerable degree of flexibility tolerated for students who wish to break their

studies, have to resit examinations or repeat units. The only stipulations being

(a) Prerequisites must be satisfied before proceeding to advanced units and

(b) Re-sits and repeats can only be taken when the unit is next offered officially.

The final outcome for graduation must be the accumulation of 32 appropriate units plus the

mandatory 6 months industrial experience with diary.


4.1 Assessment Philosophy

Assessment is broken down into formative and summative components. Details are expanded


4.2 Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment takes the form of projects and assignments, classroom exercises and

laboratory practical. Summative assessment takes the form of formal tests. Theoretical units also

carry a final examination. Marking weightings for the various components are detailed in each

Unit Descriptor.

4.3 Criteria for Assessment

Skills assessed are: cognitive, communication and psychomotor through tests, assignments,

presentations and practical work respectively. Projects are used as a gauge for planning and

organizational skills as well as self/collective motivation.

4.4 Fairness, Validity and Reliability

The programme contains mainly examinable units in order to provide fair assessment across a

wide range of academic abilities. Examinable units provide a high degree of objectivity whereas

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the few non-examinable units provide a measure of non-quantifiable personality factors through

a more subjective approach such as a student’s conscientiousness, inter-relations with peers and

superiors and general attitude towards work.

Each unit carries at least one summative test. Marks for these and other forms of course work are

entered onto the program record spreadsheet which is submitted to the Examination Board for

scrutiny. Examinable units have their papers moderated prior to sitting and afterwards, the

marking is assessed. Results are scrutinized by the Examination Board prior to submission to the

Academic Board.

Definitions of Boards and other quantifiable assessment criteria and validation are explained in

full in the University Academic and Student Regulations.


5.1 Introduction

A variety of teaching methods are used as detailed below to cater for different learning styles and

to promote guidance to learning in both structured and unstructured situations.

5.2 Student Centered Learning

This is catered for in assigned tasks, researches and project work as well as gaining experience in

their industrial attachment.

5.3 Methods

An appropriate blend of classroom instruction coupled with laboratory experimentation to

develop hands-on skills. Drawing office practical to develop representational abilities. Tutorials

for practicing problem solving and other analytical skills. Project work to develop initiative and

teamwork. Research is to help them in systematic investigative process employed to increase or

revise current knowledge by discovering new facts.


6.1 Board of Studies

The Board of Studies composition as detailed in the University Academic and Student

Regulations is assembled to review, discuss and amend programme curricula.

6.2 Examination Board

The Examination Board composition as detailed in the University Academic and Student

Regulations sits to review, discuss and amend individual results by consensus at the end of every


6.3 On-going Monitoring

The Board of Studies sits quarterly to review programme curricula and make adjustments

according to various inputs including

new technologies

new industrial practices legislation

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new educational developments

changes to staff responsibilities

employers and the IAC

the Academic Board

the student body

staff training roster

reviews by external consultants etc.

The monitoring process is implemented by the application of TQM procedures which ensure

timely scheduling and recording of various meetings, regular calls to employer groups, launching

and recording questionnaires, setting of internal and external reviews and maintaining close

liaisons with industries, governments and educational bodies locally and abroad.

6.4 External Moderation

Final stage papers are externally moderated by experts in appropriate fields, if require endorsed


6.5 Industry Advisory Committee (IAC)

Composition at the time of publication:

Chairman: A Representative from the Industry

Secretary: Head of School of Mechanical Engineering

Members: Representatives from:

1 Fiji Institute of Engineers 10 Water Authority of Fiji

2 FSC 11 Sopac/SPC

3 FEA 12 Fiji Employers Federation

4 USP 13 Vatukoula Gold Mine

5 Pacific Energy 14 Goodman Fielder International

6 Total Oil Company 15 Mark 1 Apparel Pty. Ltd

7 PWD 16 Other Universities that could be invited

8 Department of Energy 17 Other Organizations that could be invited

9 Min. of Labour - Depart. of OHS 18 Mininistry of Education

19 Student Rep

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Unit Descriptor


English for Academic Studies

Introduces students to the importance of communication in an engineering context. A real life

engineering conceptual design problem is used as the vehicle through which to establish the

necessity for accurate and efficient communication. The paper will also allow students to begin

developing a reflective practice approach to their work through the preparation of a weekly


Engineering Computation 1

Gives the student an understanding of differential and integral calculus, and develops the ability

to formulate and solve models of simple engineering and scientific systems

Engineering Physics

Engineering Physics program will have a strong grounding in engineering design, science,

practice, and the application of physics to engineering.

Engineering Graphics

The operation of producing engineering working drawings to recognized national drawing

standards, manually and on computer.

Engineering Materials

This paper explores the relationship between structure and properties of materials under various

mechanical loadings and manufacturing environments. Understanding this relationship enables

appropriate selection of materials and cost effective manufacturing processes to deliver products

to required specifications.

Introduction to Electrical and Electronics

The purpose of this unit is to provide the foundation in dc and ac circuit function and analysis

required by all electrical engineering paraprofessionals, irrespective of their area

of specialization. This unit extends the skills in basic dc circuit analysis in Electrical Principles

and provides a foundation in dc and ac circuit analysis for use in other units.

Engineering Computation 2

Develops an understanding of advanced calculus, and the ability to formulate and solve models

of complex engineering systems.

Introduction to Programming

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An introduction to computer programming for engineering applications using the C and C++

programming languages, including program design, input/output, data types, flow control,

functions, arrays, strings, pointers, disk file input/output, classes and objects. Console and

Windows GUI programs are developed.

Engineering Mechanics (Statics)

Covers fundamental knowledge of engineering mechanics statics. Introduces principles, theories

and problems of static engineering systems in terms of force relationships.

Workshop Practice

Basic manufacturing technology and processes. An introduction to material properties and their

applications. Practical workshop sessions include lathe, mill, bench and welding/fabrication.

Safety in manufacturing is an important aspect.

Total points for the year 120 points



Project (Mechanical)

An introduction to some aspects of the process of producing a technical project: time

management, cooperative working, documentation, reporting, presentation skills, technical skills.

Engineering Planning

Focuses on techniques and principles of project planning applicable to a wide range of

engineering projects. Topics include project scheduling, resource management, project budgets,

risk management, project and product costing. Management of individuals, teams and


Engineering Management

An awareness of the functions and structures of organizations and the principles of management

and leadership as they relate to engineers and engineering functions.

Computer Aided Design and Analysis

Computer systems management and computer applications: solid modeling and extension into

computer aided manufacturing; dynamic mathematics processing; simulation for


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Engineering Computation 3

The main purpose of this paper is to equip the student with a variety of different analytical and

mathematical approaches and techniques for modeling electrical and mechanical components and


Manufacturing Technology

Builds and integrates previous studies in the fields of mechanics, thermodynamics and heat

transfer. The following topics in the field of Spark- and Compression- Ignition Engines will be

covered: Aspects of design, normal combustion, abnormal combustion, combustion chamber

effects, fuel and ignition systems, testing and performance maps, fuels and fuel properties,

emissions and their control.

Solid Mechanics

The behavior of solid bodies subjected to external loading. External loads are identified with

their transmission into internal stresses and accompanied strains. The main objectives will be to

implement these relationships into the mechanical design procedure in order to determine the

appropriate material and geometry for the structural or machine member.


The study of motion of matter including concepts such as force and acceleration relationships,

inertia, work and energy, impulse and momentum and the interaction of bodies as a result of their


Total points for the year 120 points


Design Project (Mechanical)

Provides students with the opportunity to carry out a real engineering project the success of

which depends largely on their own initiative.

Quantitative Techniques

Recognition of solvable problems and the selection of appropriate techniques to solve these

problems. Measurement of industrial processes including QA and QC systems; formulations of

Operations Research Models; mathematical programming of replacement and maintenance

problems, schedules; implementation and maintenance of OR solutions; simulation, linear and

curvilinear programming, optimization.

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Mechanics and Dynamics of Machinery

Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery (Theory of Machines) is a branch of applied

mechanics that is concerned with understanding the relationships between the geometry and

motions of the parts of a machine or mechanism and the forces, which produce these motions.

The main objectives will be to implement these relationships in the mechanical design procedure

and develop the ability of students to formulate and solve problems in the kinematics and

dynamics of machinery.

Advanced Industrial Computing

Complex issues involved in the implementation of computer aided design and manufacturing

systems and their integration (CIM). Various system elements are discussed, investigated and

evaluated and selected elements are linked and analyzed. In conveying the technology of

efficient computer integrated systems, their applications and implementation, emphasis is placed

on evaluation and computer implementation of mathematical algorithms used in design, analysis

and manufacturing endeavors.

Renewable Energy

This paper presents an introduction to energy systems and renewable energy resources, with a

scientific examination of the energy field and an emphasis on alternate energy sources and their

technology and

application. The class will explore society’s present needs and future energy demands, examine

conventional energy sources and systems, including fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and then

focus on alternate, renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass (conversions), wind power,

geothermal, and hydro. Energy conservation methods will be emphasized.


Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanism, electronics, and computer control to

achieve a functional system. This paper will introduce technologies involved in mechatronics

(Intelligent Electro-Mechanical Systems), operational principles and the techniques necessary to

apply this technology to mechatronic system design. Topics covered include sensors, actuators,

modeling using building block and state space methods, model-based control, stability criteria

and programming of PLCs.


This paper builds on the knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in the area of

thermodynamics. It covers the application of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics to

open systems, closed systems and to a range of engineering devices.

This section builds on the knowledge of the First and Second Laws developed in the earlier

section of the paper. The understanding and skills in thermodynamics are extended to the

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practical applications including: Brayton and Rankine Power Cycles, Vapour Compression

Refrigeration Cycles, Psychometry, Air Conditioning and Combustion.

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

This paper builds on the knowledge of fundamental engineering principles in the area of heat

transfer. It covers the physical and theoretical description of the three modes of heat transfer:

conduction, convection and radiation and the application of fundamental heat transfer equations

to engineering heat flow situations. The thermal design of heat exchangers is covered as a

specific practical application of heat transfer theory. This paper also builds on the basic

knowledge of engineering principles in the areas of fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics. This

paper is concerned with the static and dynamic behaviour of incompressible fluids. The focus is

on the ability to understand and use the mathematical descriptions of fluid systems.

Total points for the year 120 points


Engineering Studies

The role of the engineer and the engineering profession in society. Current thinking in the areas

of professional ethics in engineering together with environmental and sustainability


Industrial Project (Mechanical) A

A supervised programme of real life industrial experience, relevant industrial education in

production processes, management techniques, research applications, design and other activities

in a working environment.

Mechanical Design and Analysis

An understanding of the mechanical design process as applied to complex engineering systems:

problem solving, decision making, creation and optimization; good practice and standard

methods in engineering design; preliminary and detail design involving engineering systems,

processes and components using appropriate design tools; function, cost, material properties,

standards compliance, ethics, safety and risk management; design review and redevelopment,

design reporting and communication.

Advanced Operations Management

A holistic view of the total operations of the competitive production environment involving a

detailed study of the individual elements of the organisation and the way they interface. OM is

dynamic. Better solutions are always encouraged, so much so that the subject material has

changed dramatically over the past few years. This course is designed to give the student a

fundamental understanding of the techniques used in modern manufacturing.

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Industrial Project (Mechanical) B

A supervised programme of real life industrial experience, relevant industrial education in

production processes, management techniques, research applications, design and other activities

in a working environment.


Advanced Manufacturing Technology

The purpose of this paper is to apply earlier principles and knowledge to analysis manufacturing

techniques at an advanced level and thereby gain an understanding of the manner in which the

BE undergraduate programme will be used in the manufacturing industry. The intention of this

paper is for the student to learn the ability to use existing skills (e.g.: maths/modelling,

mechanics, thermofluids, engineering materials) to delve deeply into a topic at an advanced


Automation Systems

Automation systems: robotics, high volume systems, flexible manufacturing systems, computer

numerical control and relevant software; application to an appropriate project.

Total points for the year 120 points

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting requisite requirements and availability of