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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

The University of Newcastle Australia

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Mechanical Engineers concern themselves with the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of mechanical devices, equipment and systems. Examples include power generation, mining, mineral processing, metal and materials production, transport, air conditioning and refrigeration, materials handling and manufacturing – the list is a long one. Wherever there is mechanical equipment and systems, a mechanical engineer is needed to design, manufacture, operate and maintain them.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide you with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, well-equipping you for the challenges of a new economy, at the same time fulfilling requirements as a widely accepted mechanical engineering qualification. The award may be conferred with Honours to high-performing students.



Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering programmes offered by the University of Newcastle, Australia (in conjunction with PSB Academy) are fully accredited by Engineers Australia (EA) and are recognised internationally under The Washington Accord.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the programme, you will be equipped to take advantage of career opportunities in the following professions:

  • Aviation
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Materials Handling
  • Metal & Materials Production
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining
  • Other career choices include Power Generation and Transportation

Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped engineering lab.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This programme can be completed within 36 months with a maximum of 160 units of credit exemptions from relevant qualifications.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 29 modules and 1 Final Year Engineering Project. Students can take up to 12 modules per academic year. Each academic year is divided into 3 trimesters.

Students can opt to transfer and/ or complete their studies in Australia at any point during the study term. Student who transfers to Australia will be required to pay tuition fees applicable on-campus at the time of commencement at The University of Newcastle.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include laboratory assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.

Programme Outline

GENG1803 Introduction to Engineering Practice
GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering
MATH1110 Mathematics 1
PHYS1205 Integrated Physics
GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering I
GENG1001 Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
MATH1120 Mathematics 2
MECH2700 Thermofluids
MECH2250 Materials Science and Engineering 1
MECH2420 Engineering Mechanics
MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering
MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 1
MECH2350 Dynamics 2
MCHA2000 Mechatronic Systems
MECH3400 Materials Science and Engineering 2
GENG3830 Engineering Project Management
MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2
MECH4830 Engineering Economic Analysis
MECH3700 Transport Phenomena
MECH3750 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
MECH3110 Mechanical Engineering Design 2
ELEC4400 Automatic Control
PHIL3910 Ethics, Technology and Engineering
MECH4400 Computational Mechanics
MECH4841A Mechanical Engineering Project A
MECH3440 Machanics of Solids
MECH4841B Mechanical Engineering Project B
MECH4580 Advance Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  Elective 1
  Elective 2
  Industrial Experience Placement

Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.


Full-time: Full-Time: May, August

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 1983 hours (average)

Maximum Candidature Period

Undergrad programme of 240 units: 8 years

Undergrad programme of 320 units: 10 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • GCE A-Levels (Min. 3 subjects); OR
  • A 3-year diploma from a local Polytechnic or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology from PSB Academy; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis

Minimum Entry Requirement (Language Proficiency):

  • IELTS 6.0 (with no subbands below 6.0)
  • GCE’A’ - C pass in General Paper English   

*Click here for more infomation on language proficiency.

International Student Admission


Local Student

Programme Fees: S$2,081.15 * (Per Module)

24-36 Months (20 to 32 Modules)

Eligible for:

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Engineering related)
  • PEI Diploma (Engineering related)

S$41,623* to S$66,596.80*

36 Months Programme (32 Modules)

Eligible for:

  • GCE A Level
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Non-Engineering related)

PEI Diploma (Non-Engineering related)



Apply and accept your offer at least 2 months before the intake to enjoy a 5% off the total course fee. (Applicable for all, except for Full-time International Students)

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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