Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (N4F)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Formula SAE

"I love our workshop facilities, we made pretty much all this (Formula SAE race car) in-house at the University."

Caleb Cooper, Bachelor of Engineering student, Formula SAE Team Member
This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions. It has been replaced by P4D Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours, please visit that page for the latest information.

Engineering is one of the most sought-after degrees by employers world-wide because engineers solve problems in almost every facet of our lives.

They do this by balancing creative design, analysis and applied science, and are involved in making key decisions within almost every industry on earth, including the construction of buildings, roads and major infrastructure projects, alternative energy system development, electronics and transport, biomedical implants and much more!

Engineers play a major role in improving living standards and the quality of life in our community, and in the protection of the environment.

If you are interested in the design, building and management of structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure, this is the degree for you.

You will gain a broad, practical foundation of engineering skills and knowledge, covering physical sciences, mathematics and engineering science, followed by specific theory and practice in one of the specialised engineering fields.

Group work, projects and competitions provide extra challenges and opportunities to work alongside world-class academics and researchers. The university encourages students to find opportunities for international exchange and they are required to complete a prescribed amount of industrial experience work during vacations.

The degree is desired by employers world-wide, with graduates being highly sought after due to the hands-on and multi-disciplinary nature of their education.

Your Engineering learning experience goes beyond lectures, labs and tutorials.

The university has a commitment to providing hands-on training, a breadth of knowledge, and to conducting inter-disciplinary research. We have particular expertise in alternative energy systems, high-speed catamarans and biomedical implants. We also have strong industry partnerships across a variety of industries including TasNetworks, Hydro Tasmania, Incat, Tasmania Police, Entura, Shree Minerals, Mineral Resources Tasmania and Copper Mines of Tasmania, to name a few!

Industry Work Placement

12 weeks of industrial experience via work placement, typically undertaken in the summer between your third and fourth year, is an essential component of your studies. Where possible, the work experience placements are arranged through the University, and in most cases you’ll even be paid by your employer at the appropriate award rate.

Formula SAE and the UTAS Motorsport Team

The Formula SAE Competition is a national competition between universities. The UTAS Motorsport team brings together students from engineering and other areas of the University conceive, design, fabricate and compete with a small, formula-style racing car. The group work, projects and competitions provide extra challenges and opportunities to work alongside world-class academics and researchers. While this competition is particularly relevant for those who wish to pursue mechanical or mechatronic engineering, the UTAS Motorsport Team needs and attracts cross-discipline interest.

Getting Hands-on

A major feature of your Engineering studies is the emphasis placed on laboratory work. The design classes provide you with opportunities to learn the techniques of developing safe and reliable designs, and the reports you create improve your communication skills. For both the laboratory and the design classes, extensive use is made of computers, as well our range of specialist technology and machines.

Within our dedicated labs and workshops we provide you with a huge range of technology and dedicated testing environments no matter what engineering discipline you are interested in.

These include:

  • Aerodynamics lab
  • Applied Mechanics lab
  • Biomedical lab
  • Communications Engineering lab
  • Concrete and Structural Testing lab
  • Control Systems Laboratory
  • Dynamics lab
  • Electronics lab
  • Geomechanics lab
  • Hydraulics lab
  • Mechanical workshop
  • Mechatronics lab
  • Power lab
  • Renewable Energy Lab
  • Stress Analysis lab
  • Thermodynamics lab

STEM Student Ambassadors

Undergraduates can also serve as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Student Ambassadors. The goals of the program are to provide exceptional STEM education, outreach and community engagement in schools and elsewhere. The program provides opportunities and experiences that will lead to personal and professional growth for participants, particularly improving public speaking skills.

Overseas Exchange

Our international exchange program offers opportunities for a semester of study at universities around the world. Exchange can allow students to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. Participants may be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

Find out more about Student Exchange.

Career outcomes

"You can do so many different things. You have so many job options. You come out with a career path, but it’s also really easy to recreate your career later."

Lily Panton - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduate

The University of Tasmania's focus on hands-on training and inter-disciplinary research makes our degree highly desirable in the international landscape.

Students work alongside our team of world-class academics and researchers, gaining practical knowledge that can be applied in a wide variety of careers. These opportunities cover a broad range of disciplines and skills in a world where there is an ever increasing demand for people in the profession.

Engineers are well paid and get interesting positions in government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. After starting in technical positions, Engineers often move into management roles within companies and organisations.

Career Opportunities with Engineering

Engineers are involved in key decisions of almost every industry, including the construction of buildings, roads and major infrastructure projects, alternative energy system development, electronics and transport, biomedical implants and much more. They adopt current thinking, science and technology to solve problems in almost every facet of our lives.

Graduates qualify for technical positions but often move into management roles within companies, organisations or consultancies across many industries. Career options in Engineering include the following jobs and industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical
  • Building and construction
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Computer systems
  • Government agencies
  • Health industry
  • Industrial electronics
  • International development
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and exploration
  • Petrochemical
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Property development
  • Robotics and automation
  • Software engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Professional Recognition

Our Engineering degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia, and is recognised internationally via the Washington Accord, providing truly global reach for employment as your qualifications are valued and recognised around the world including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, China, South Africa, Ireland, Turkey and Russia. The degree is also fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Course structure

Please note that as part of the University’s new curriculum model, Degrees of Difference, the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is being revamped for 2018.  Further details will be available in the 2018 Course and Unit Handbook from 1 August 2017.

In this degree, all students share a common first three semesters before choosing a specialisation. During this time, you’ll study a breadth of subjects covering three core engineering topics, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. This gives you get a broad and multidisciplinary understanding of engineering theory before you select the specialisation you prefer and wish to focus on for the remainder of your degree.

An Engineering specialisation is completed through theory and major laboratory work, projects, and culminates with your honours year.

Industry Experience

You are also required to complete 12 weeks of industrial experience, typically undertaken in summer between 3rd and 4th year. Where possible, the work experience placements are arranged through the School of Engineering and ICT, and many businesses also pay students during this time at the appropriate award rate (Note: this is an individual arrangement and not guaranteed).

Integrated Honours

In 4th year you’ll undertake a substantial high-level, two-semester project within your engineering specialisation. This involves an analysis of requirements, feasibility study, and design and development, usually resulting in a prototype.

The first year of all specialisations can be studied at the Launceston campus, however students will need to move to Hobart to continue their studies in second year onwards.

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course is designed to give students an overview of engineering design, creativity, visualisation, expression and technical communication using oral and written skills. It provides an introduction to graphical communication using manual sketching and computer-aided drafting. Topics include problem formulation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an introduction to a range of concepts that are fundamental to understanding electrical theory. Students will develop their understanding of electrical circuits and circuit analysis through lectures and laboratory work. Students are provided with the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The main objective of JEE135 Statics is to develop the student's ability to analyse engineering problems, related to objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying physics principles. Specific topics include vector…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers come across many different materials in their daily activities. This unit is designed to provide the students with the level of knowledge required for understanding engineering materials. JEE125 Materials Technology provides understanding of the chemistry, metallurgy and properties of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit aims at developing the students' conceptual understanding and problem solving skills required to determine and identify various machine motions, and their force and torque effects, particularly in terms of kinematics and kinetics of rotating and translating rigid members,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve maritime engineering problems using MATLAB. The emphasis is on developing solution algorithms, implementing these with computer programming, and presenting results in a clear and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that if you have completed college Computer Science you may take KIT107 in place of JEE101.

Geotechnical Engineering studies the engineering behaviour of soil, rock and underground fluids such as groundwater, oil and gas, and plays a vital role in designing, constructing and maintaining all civil, mining and energy infrastructures since all of them must be ultimately founded on or in the ground.
Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Standard test procedures for investigating the mechanical properties of materials including both destructive and non-destructive testing. Influence of crystalline structure on mechanical properties of materials. The use of cold working and annealing in manufacturing processes. The interpretation of equilibrium diagrams…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to geological processes; significance of engineering geology; applied geophysics; geology and earthquakes; geology of Hobart and regions; engineering case histories. Soil phases and properties; characteristics and classification of soils; compaction processes and control; stresses in soils; consolidation and settlement;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3

This unit provides geotechnical engineering students a background in mining geology and basic geophysical exploration techniques. The mining geology portion of the course addresses essential interaction between the disciplines of geology and mining engineering in the geotechnical filed. Topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Familiarises students with steel and timber materials technology, and the analysis and design of steel and timber structures. Students are introduced to the Australian Standards for Structural Design. There are design tasks and assignments, supported by weekly tutorial exercises, that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Shear strength and the stress history of soils. Stability of slopes; pressures exerted by soil masses; Retaining walls including cantilever, sheetpile, reinforced earth and diaphragm walls; Braced excavations; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; an introduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Columns and beam-columns. States of plane stress and strain, strain measurements. Miscellaneous problems of Mechanics of Materials: thick cylinders, combined stresses and yield criteria for metals, unsymmetrical bending, bending of curved elements (beams). Energy Methods: Real work, strain energy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Familiarises students with concrete materials technology, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students are confronted with a variety of creative structural design tasks in concrete for which codes of practice are employed to develop professional engineering solutions. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Covers surface and underground orebody characteristics and mining method selection, mine design concepts, drill and blast engineering. Materials handling systems and mine economics. Hard rock and soft rock mining systems. Develops an understanding of the role of geotechnical engineer in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 4

It is becoming increasingly important for practicing engineers and scientists to understand the methods employed in spatial mapping and measurement. Global navigation systems such as GPS, airborne photography and airborne laser scanning, the increasing availability of satellite imagery, and modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Elastic stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies. Airy and Saint Venant stress function formulations and specific solutions in rectangular and polar coordinates. Axisymmetric stresses in rotating bodies. Stress concentrations. Introduction to finite element analysis. Torsion of various cross section…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The engineering profession places great importance on practising according to a sustainability ethic. The unit introduces environmental and sustainability topics from an engineering viewpoint; shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues; examines the principal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, which introduced basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives an introduction to rock mechanics and its application in controlling rock mass instability and reinforcing rock mass by design appropriate support system in mining and tunnelling. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. mining geomechanics and ground…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Civil Engineers study the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. This includes infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings and dams.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Standard test procedures for investigating the mechanical properties of materials including both destructive and non-destructive testing. Influence of crystalline structure on mechanical properties of materials. The use of cold working and annealing in manufacturing processes. The interpretation of equilibrium diagrams…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to geological processes; significance of engineering geology; applied geophysics; geology and earthquakes; geology of Hobart and regions; engineering case histories. Soil phases and properties; characteristics and classification of soils; compaction processes and control; stresses in soils; consolidation and settlement;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3

Familiarises students with steel and timber materials technology, and the analysis and design of steel and timber structures. Students are introduced to the Australian Standards for Structural Design. There are design tasks and assignments, supported by weekly tutorial exercises, that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

It is becoming increasingly important for practicing engineers and scientists to understand the methods employed in spatial mapping and measurement. Global navigation systems such as GPS, airborne photography and airborne laser scanning, the increasing availability of satellite imagery, and modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Shear strength and the stress history of soils. Stability of slopes; pressures exerted by soil masses; Retaining walls including cantilever, sheetpile, reinforced earth and diaphragm walls; Braced excavations; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; an introduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Columns and beam-columns. States of plane stress and strain, strain measurements. Miscellaneous problems of Mechanics of Materials: thick cylinders, combined stresses and yield criteria for metals, unsymmetrical bending, bending of curved elements (beams). Energy Methods: Real work, strain energy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Familiarises students with concrete materials technology, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students are confronted with a variety of creative structural design tasks in concrete for which codes of practice are employed to develop professional engineering solutions. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, which introduced basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 4

Closed conduit flow -- velocity distribution and friction factors; pipe networks, surge towers, water hammer. Surface waves, shoaling, breaking, wind generation. Open channel flow -- estuarine bores, hydraulic jumps, critical flow, backwater analysis, flood and surge waves. Weirs, spillways, flood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Elastic stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies. Airy and Saint Venant stress function formulations and specific solutions in rectangular and polar coordinates. Axisymmetric stresses in rotating bodies. Stress concentrations. Introduction to finite element analysis. Torsion of various cross section…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The engineering profession places great importance on practising according to a sustainability ethic. The unit introduces environmental and sustainability topics from an engineering viewpoint; shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues; examines the principal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transport modes and planning; economics of transport; traffic and highway engineering including vehicle characteristics, collection of traffic data, parametric and non parametric tests applied to traffic engineering problems, headway distributions, gap and delay models, speed and flow relationships, roadway capacity…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit presents the principles and procedures involved in the introduction of an asset management system. It discusses the establishment of an asset management framework, the assessment of resources required, the preparation of asset management plans, the implementation of those…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This branch of engineering deals with mechanical systems. It combines the principles of engineering, materials science and physics to contribute to the design, analysis, manufacture, production, maintenance and operation of all types of machinery.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Standard test procedures for investigating the mechanical properties of materials including both destructive and non-destructive testing. Influence of crystalline structure on mechanical properties of materials. The use of cold working and annealing in manufacturing processes. The interpretation of equilibrium diagrams…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on material presented in KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering and KNE251 covering more advanced topics in energy transfer and conversion. This provides students a broad range of industrial engineering thermal systems, with an emphasis placed on distinguishing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit exposes students to the mechanical and mechatronic design process through a series of design projects dealing with different aspects of mechanical and mechatronic design. It builds on the principles developed in KNE211 Design and Project Management and on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is in two parts. The first part is an introduction to Mechatronics covering topics such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA, embedded microcontrollers, software, sensors, actuators, interfacing electronics, system design, applications, and robotics. In this part students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Columns and beam-columns. States of plane stress and strain, strain measurements. Miscellaneous problems of Mechanics of Materials: thick cylinders, combined stresses and yield criteria for metals, unsymmetrical bending, bending of curved elements (beams). Energy Methods: Real work, strain energy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, which introduced basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 4

Elastic stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies. Airy and Saint Venant stress function formulations and specific solutions in rectangular and polar coordinates. Axisymmetric stresses in rotating bodies. Stress concentrations. Introduction to finite element analysis. Torsion of various cross section…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to differential analysis of fluid flow problems in three dimensions. Conservation of mass and momentum in differential form are derived and used to yield a limited range of exact solutions. The governing equations are also simplified…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The engineering profession places great importance on practising according to a sustainability ethic. The unit introduces environmental and sustainability topics from an engineering viewpoint; shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues; examines the principal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Thermal power cycles: Review of Carnot cycle, Otto and Diesel cycles. Advanced Brayton cycle, vapour cycle, actual brayton and vapour cycles, Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot efficiency..Air-conditioning system: Refrigeration cycles, gas liquification, advanced refrigeration cycles and working fluids, gas…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KNE356 Mechanical and Mechatronic Design. A major part of the role of the professional engineer in manufacturing is to design with manufacture in mind so that manufacture is made as simple and as economic as possible…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Topics are selected from: transducers for physical parameter sensing; hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical actuators; physical element dynamic transfer functions using D-operator, system transfer functions, frequency response, transient response, open and closed loop response; dynamic system stability; normal modes of vibration,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Mechatronics engineers design products with built-in intelligence such as active car suspensions, flight control systems, robotic vehicles, advanced medical and surgical techniques and factory automation. They also work in aviation, space technology, intelligent vehicles and security systems. They integrate instrumentation and sensors, intelligent systems, automatic control, actuators and robotics, and computing.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical engineering acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in analogue electronic circuit design. The student will gain skills in the analysis and design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Signal transforms: linearity, time-invariance, superposition, impulse and step functions. Impulse response, convolution integral. Fourier series, harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by superposition of phaser solutions. Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms.Transfer functions from frequency responses; impulse response, step response, convolution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit exposes students to the mechanical and mechatronic design process through a series of design projects dealing with different aspects of mechanical and mechatronic design. It builds on the principles developed in KNE211 Design and Project Management and on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is in two parts. The first part is an introduction to Mechatronics covering topics such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA, embedded microcontrollers, software, sensors, actuators, interfacing electronics, system design, applications, and robotics. In this part students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit introduces students to the fundamental operation of digital circuits and microprocessors. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits, the reduction and implementation of Boolean functions, to the design and implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming (Assembler…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide students with adequate knowledge for understanding the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines which are used for many industrial applications such as utility power system, wind power generation, fossil fuel power plants, and many…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, which introduced basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 4

The aim of this unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge for the analysis/design of power electronic circuits for practical applications. The unit is mainly concerned with a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits, which…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to process control. Theoretical models of processes. Dynamic response characteristics of systems. Development of empirical dynamic models from process data. Feedback controllers. PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting. Control system design based on frequency response methods. Feedforward control.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The engineering profession places great importance on practising according to a sustainability ethic. The unit introduces environmental and sustainability topics from an engineering viewpoint; shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues; examines the principal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit discusses fundamental principles, standards, methods, and techniques for computer and data networks.Topics discussed includes OSI model, data link protocols, circuit, packet and message switching methods, network topologies, multiple access strategies, lEEE802 suite with emphasis on wired and wireless…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Topics are selected from: transducers for physical parameter sensing; hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical actuators; physical element dynamic transfer functions using D-operator, system transfer functions, frequency response, transient response, open and closed loop response; dynamic system stability; normal modes of vibration,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

These engineering studies involve the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy. Power engineers are concerned with how electricity is used in the steel, mining, transportation, chemical, marine and off-shore industries. Such professionals drive forward the use of sustainable and renewable energy systems.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit introduces students to the fundamental operation of digital circuits and microprocessors. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits, the reduction and implementation of Boolean functions, to the design and implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming (Assembler…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical engineering acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in analogue electronic circuit design. The student will gain skills in the analysis and design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Signal transforms: linearity, time-invariance, superposition, impulse and step functions. Impulse response, convolution integral. Fourier series, harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by superposition of phaser solutions. Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms.Transfer functions from frequency responses; impulse response, step response, convolution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge for the analysis/design of power electronic circuits for practical applications. The unit is mainly concerned with a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits, which…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.Topics include: The operation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course introduces the theory and practice of information transmission. Modulation is introduced as a process to encode information, and transmission lines as a typical medium of signal distribution.In this unit students will be guided through the principles of signal…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide students with adequate knowledge for understanding the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines which are used for many industrial applications such as utility power system, wind power generation, fossil fuel power plants, and many…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides the physics background material needed for engineering research and applications. Electromagnetism, semiconductors and dielectric media are covered in the unit. Topics in electromagnetism include electric fields, Gauss Law, magnetic induction, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Lenz's law, Electromotive force and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

The aim of this unit is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to be encountered in the study and practice of electrical power engineering. The approach is to develop the thinking…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to process control. Theoretical models of processes. Dynamic response characteristics of systems. Development of empirical dynamic models from process data. Feedback controllers. PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting. Control system design based on frequency response methods. Feedforward control.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit augments the fundamentals of electrical power engineering acquired in the first three years of the course. It emphasises the understanding of principles by applying them to practical situations. The aim is to give students an awareness of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to acquaint students with computational intelligence and provide them with a working knowledge for building intelligent systems. The unit is intended for all electrical engineering students. It covers expert systems, fuzzy logic, artificial neural…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge about renewable energy technologies (such as wind, solar, geothermal, and hydro, wave, tidal etc.), energy storage systems, power electronic interfaces and associated control, and renewable energy system design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

One of today’s fastest-growing sectors involving cell-net communications, fibre optic lines, satellite TV and video. The safe navigation of ships and aircraft by radar and GPS, the fast signalling of road and rail vehicles, the bionic ear, pacemakers and life support systems are all made possible by electronic and communication engineers.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit introduces students to the fundamental operation of digital circuits and microprocessors. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits, the reduction and implementation of Boolean functions, to the design and implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming (Assembler…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical engineering acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in analogue electronic circuit design. The student will gain skills in the analysis and design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Signal transforms: linearity, time-invariance, superposition, impulse and step functions. Impulse response, convolution integral. Fourier series, harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by superposition of phaser solutions. Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms.Transfer functions from frequency responses; impulse response, step response, convolution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge for the analysis/design of power electronic circuits for practical applications. The unit is mainly concerned with a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits, which…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines, and impedance in various forms. The Schrodinger wave equation and quantum waves are studied. Fourier Series and Fourier transform…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course introduces the theory and practice of information transmission. Modulation is introduced as a process to encode information, and transmission lines as a typical medium of signal distribution.In this unit students will be guided through the principles of signal…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit discusses fundamental principles, standards, methods, and techniques for computer and data networks.Topics discussed includes OSI model, data link protocols, circuit, packet and message switching methods, network topologies, multiple access strategies, lEEE802 suite with emphasis on wired and wireless…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the physics background material needed for engineering research and applications. Electromagnetism, semiconductors and dielectric media are covered in the unit. Topics in electromagnetism include electric fields, Gauss Law, magnetic induction, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Lenz's law, Electromotive force and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.Topics include: The operation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The objective of Digital Communication Systems is to give students a coherent knowledge of digital techniques involved in various stages and components in general digital communication systems. This unit covers the acquisition of real-world (analog) signals or information, the conversion…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to process control. Theoretical models of processes. Dynamic response characteristics of systems. Development of empirical dynamic models from process data. Feedback controllers. PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting. Control system design based on frequency response methods. Feedforward control.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to acquaint students with computational intelligence and provide them with a working knowledge for building intelligent systems. The unit is intended for all electrical engineering students. It covers expert systems, fuzzy logic, artificial neural…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of analogue electronic engineering acquired in the second year of the course. The emphasis will be on hardware implementation of analogue electronic hardware design. Topics include: High frequency transistor modelling: High…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This field combines the principles of engineering with the fast growing field of computer science. Graduates design not only the computer itself, but its use in controlling aircraft and ship navigation, the manufacture of steel, chemicals and drugs, high-speed trains, and many other systems and devices.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit introduces students to the fundamental operation of digital circuits and microprocessors. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits, the reduction and implementation of Boolean functions, to the design and implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming (Assembler…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical engineering acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in analogue electronic circuit design. The student will gain skills in the analysis and design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Signal transforms: linearity, time-invariance, superposition, impulse and step functions. Impulse response, convolution integral. Fourier series, harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by superposition of phaser solutions. Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms.Transfer functions from frequency responses; impulse response, step response, convolution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of digital electronics engineering acquired in the second year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronic systems, particularly in the design of microprocessor based systems.Topics include: The operation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course introduces the theory and practice of information transmission. Modulation is introduced as a process to encode information, and transmission lines as a typical medium of signal distribution.In this unit students will be guided through the principles of signal…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

The objective of Digital Communication Systems is to give students a coherent knowledge of digital techniques involved in various stages and components in general digital communication systems. This unit covers the acquisition of real-world (analog) signals or information, the conversion…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduction to process control. Theoretical models of processes. Dynamic response characteristics of systems. Development of empirical dynamic models from process data. Feedback controllers. PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting. Control system design based on frequency response methods. Feedforward control.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or

This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform web apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit discusses fundamental principles, standards, methods, and techniques for computer and data networks.Topics discussed includes OSI model, data link protocols, circuit, packet and message switching methods, network topologies, multiple access strategies, lEEE802 suite with emphasis on wired and wireless…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to acquaint students with computational intelligence and provide them with a working knowledge for building intelligent systems. The unit is intended for all electrical engineering students. It covers expert systems, fuzzy logic, artificial neural…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit offers both theoretical and practical approach for students to learn the basic principle of embedded system/Internet of Things (IoT), including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Biomedical Engineering combines the principles of engineering, medicine and biology to conceive, analyse, model, design, build & administer biomedical devices that support and enhance human life in cooperation with other medical professionals.

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical engineering acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in analogue electronic circuit design. The student will gain skills in the analysis and design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Signal transforms: linearity, time-invariance, superposition, impulse and step functions. Impulse response, convolution integral. Fourier series, harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by superposition of phaser solutions. Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms.Transfer functions from frequency responses; impulse response, step response, convolution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is in two parts. The first part is an introduction to Mechatronics covering topics such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA, embedded microcontrollers, software, sensors, actuators, interfacing electronics, system design, applications, and robotics. In this part students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit introduces students to the fundamental operation of digital circuits and microprocessors. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits, the reduction and implementation of Boolean functions, to the design and implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming (Assembler…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to control systems (open-loop vs closed-loop). Block diagram models. Mathematical models of systems (chemical, electrical, mechanical and electromechanical systems). The Laplace transform, the s-plane, transfer functions, poles and zeros. State variable models. Feedback control system characteristics (transient-response analysis and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides the physics background material needed for engineering research and applications. Electromagnetism, semiconductors and dielectric media are covered in the unit. Topics in electromagnetism include electric fields, Gauss Law, magnetic induction, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Lenz's law, Electromotive force and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the main types and fundamental operating principles of key hospital medical equipment and of medical instrumentation. This includes radiological diagnostic imaging equipment (such as X-Ray, CAT, MRI and ultrasound), sensing of electrical signals (such as ECG, EEG,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to process control. Theoretical models of processes. Dynamic response characteristics of systems. Development of empirical dynamic models from process data. Feedback controllers. PID controller design, tuning and troubleshooting. Control system design based on frequency response methods. Feedforward control.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human Physiology B (CHP 208) builds on Human Biology and follows on from CHP207 giving the students an understanding of the function of the nervous, gastrointestinal and renal systems. The lecture content is complemented by hands on practical sessions which…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit discusses fundamental principles, standards, methods, and techniques for computer and data networks.Topics discussed includes OSI model, data link protocols, circuit, packet and message switching methods, network topologies, multiple access strategies, lEEE802 suite with emphasis on wired and wireless…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Civil and Environmental Engineers understand and manage the relationship between the built and natural environments. They use multiple disciplines to create urban environments and engineering solutions that are harmonious with the natural environment. They address issues like accessible clean water, sustainable wastewater solutions, removing pollution, promoting sustainable development, and managing the impact of natural hazards such as floods on the built environment.

Year 1

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering dynamics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newtonian Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

This unit covers the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics, based on the concepts learned in KNE113 and KNE151. It will build on the dynamics of particles, extending the theory and ideas to rigid bodies in two…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):IntroductionConcepts of stress and strainBehaviour of axially loaded membersInternal force analysis of bar structuresProperties of cross-sectional areasLongitudinal stresses due to bendingDeflections of beamsIntroduction to fluid mechanics (18 lectures/tutorials): Analysis of hydrostatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a basic understanding of the electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measurement systems, together with a first introduction to electrical machines. Topics covered include: introduction to resonant circuit theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Standard test procedures for investigating the mechanical properties of materials including both destructive and non-destructive testing. Influence of crystalline structure on mechanical properties of materials. The use of cold working and annealing in manufacturing processes. The interpretation of equilibrium diagrams…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

(52 lectures and tutorials, 4 practical sessions)Fluid mechanics (24 lectures/tutorials):Flow measurement by pitot and other devicesFictional loss in pipes and channelsAnalysis of momentum forces on components.Application of similarity and modelling to model tests and design predictions.Fluid machines: pumps and turbinesThermodynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduction to geological processes; significance of engineering geology; applied geophysics; geology and earthquakes; geology of Hobart and regions; engineering case histories. Soil phases and properties; characteristics and classification of soils; compaction processes and control; stresses in soils; consolidation and settlement;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3

It is becoming increasingly important for practicing engineers and scientists to understand the methods employed in spatial mapping and measurement. Global navigation systems such as GPS, airborne photography and airborne laser scanning, the increasing availability of satellite imagery, and modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Shear strength and the stress history of soils. Stability of slopes; pressures exerted by soil masses; Retaining walls including cantilever, sheetpile, reinforced earth and diaphragm walls; Braced excavations; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; an introduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine, atmospheric and soil chemistry. Topics include aspects of inorganic (eg metals, chelating agents, particulates) and organic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models of practical engineering problems. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical sciences and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is concerned with the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of a system with an introduction to statistics and the theory of probability.. Reliability can be defined as the ability of a system or a component to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KNE213 Thermal and Fluid Engineering, which introduced basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops students`ability to undertake basic soil analyses and interpret soil analytical data for management of soil physical, chemical and morphological problems. Issues covered include: management of salinity, soil drainage design, soil water retention and irrigation principles, soil biology, erosion control,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

Closed conduit flow -- velocity distribution and friction factors; pipe networks, surge towers, water hammer. Surface waves, shoaling, breaking, wind generation. Open channel flow -- estuarine bores, hydraulic jumps, critical flow, backwater analysis, flood and surge waves. Weirs, spillways, flood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. We cover the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The engineering profession places great importance on practising according to a sustainability ethic. The unit introduces environmental and sustainability topics from an engineering viewpoint; shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues; examines the principal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartSemester 1 - other
HobartSemester 2 - other

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineers increasingly enter a global market where the products they create, market and sell is becoming more complex. It is important that engineers appreciate the non-technical aspects of engineering, which include sustainable development and the environment, people management, financial management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit presents the principles and procedures involved in the introduction of an asset management system. It discusses the establishment of an asset management framework, the assessment of resources required, the preparation of asset management plans, the implementation of those…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide exposure to different industry standard practical modelling approaches for the design and implementation of environmental engineering projects. A design case study will be supported by an industry consultant whereby the students will organise into groups and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engineering Honours Project A and Engineering Honours Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you'll need to meet the general entrance requirements of the University and the following course-specific requirements.

School leavers

An ATAR score of 70 or higher, and successfully completed the following pre-requisite units at TQA3 level, or equivalent:

  • Maths Methods (MTM415117)
  • Physical Sciences (PSC315109)

Mature age students

You will need to meet University General Entry Requirements through alternative qualifications or experience.

You will also be required to complete the following foundation units (or demonstrate equivalent qualification or knowledge):

Mathematics pre-requisite

  • Mathematics Foundation Unit (KMA003)

Physical sciences pre-requisite

  • Chemistry Foundation Unit (KRA001) or,
  • Physics Foundation Unit (KYA004)

More information can be found on our Foundation Units page.

In certain circumstances the Faculty may grant status in units of the Engineering course to students who have completed equivalent work in other institutions. All such cases are treated on their merits.

Special admission conditions apply to the acceptance of some overseas students. Approved diplomates of certain overseas polytechnics may be granted advanced standing of up to four semesters toward the four-year Engineering course.

If students wish to specialise in other branches of Engineering (eg Aeronautical, Agricultural, Chemical, Materials, Mining, Petroleum), it is generally possible for them to start their studies at the University of Tasmania and later transfer to an institution offering the course. If this is the student's intention, it is important that the students see the Degree Coordinator before starting their University studies as it may be necessary to follow a specially prescribed course.

Credit for appropriate studies completed in TAFE and other university courses may be granted. You can apply for advanced standing as part of the application process, or it can be assessed independently via a separate application.

Please contact us for further information.

If you do not meet the ATAR or General Entry Requirements, you should consider enrolment in the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway). This includes the mathematics and physics foundation units, and successful completion grants guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs

If you meet the minimum ATAR but haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. These are offered at no cost to you (HECS free) and many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies.

  • Chemistry Foundation Unit (KRA001)
  • Mathematics Foundation Unit (KMA003)
  • Physics Foundation Unit (KYA004)

More information can be found on our Foundation Units page.

International Students

All international applicants will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0.

You will also need to meet any course specific requirements with recognised qualifications, or equivalent experience. More information is available at the international future students website.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $155,088 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $34,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

There are a number of scholarships available specifically for new Engineering students, including:

As well as many for current students that you can apply for in your second, third and/or final year, including:

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

There are two scholarship application rounds per year. Please see the Scholarships page for more information.

International students

There is a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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