Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) (Part-time)

Provided by M2 Academy

Course introduction


Singapore has grown to become a base to carry out numerous activities such as aerospace Maintenance Repair and Overhaull (MRO), cleantech, manufacturing and research & development. More than one hundred international companies have invested into Singapore with valuable resources worth more than $100 billion.

Through strong links with industry, development of valued soft skills within the curriculum and a high level of practical application, the programme meets employer requirements enabling students to pursue a range of careers from Aerospace, Clean Energy, Chemical Engineering, Marine & Offshore as well as Manufacturing Engineering.

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What is the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) is a 144 credit point undergraduate programme requiring a minimum of 10 teaching periods to complete part-time (less any advanced standing) that prepares graduates for the Mechanical Engineering field.

The programme is tailored to the Singaporean context, but is otherwise identical to what is offered by the University of South Australia (UniSA). Students enrol into the second year of the degree programme with either 8 or 12 courses of advanced standing depending upon entry qualifications and then complete the equivalent of a further 24 or 20 courses to finalise the degree.

Example courses, not including electives undertaken in the programme, include:

  • Engineering Modelling
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Mechanical Design Practice
  • Energy Conversion and Management
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Computer Aided Engineering Practice
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics 1
  • Design in Plastics and Advanced Composites
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Operations and Project Management for Engineers
  • Fluid and Energy Management Practice
  • Sustainable Energy System Design
  • Vibration, Control and Acoustics
  • Engineering Research Practice
  • Engineering Honours Project 1
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Sustainable Development and Design Practice
  • Engineering Honours Project 2

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

What will you learn?

The programme adopts a flexible delivery mode with face-to-face and online materials available. It combines lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshop sessions, with a student to faculty ratio of 1:36. Students will be assessed based on written assignments, presentations, group projects and written examinations.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the engineering body of knowledge appropriate to the specialisation, which is underpinned by a strong foundation in Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, as well as Computer Science
  2. Understand and practise the essential management techniques required by professional engineers, including information management, organisation of self and teams, risk management, as well as project management
  3. Be prepared for professional practice through exposure to current industry tools, techniques, and practitioners, which are embedded in the project-based learning philosophy of the degree
  4. Undertake research, reflection, critical evaluation, and personal development skills, which are essential to a professional engineer
  5. Apply skills and experience in solving complex engineering problems using creative, innovative, practical, and systems-based approach
  6. Work independently and in teams, both as a leader and a team member
  7. Understand and value the social, environmental, international, political and economic contexts, and apply their engineering knowledge for the service of society
  8. Devise sustainable and culturally appropriate solutions that are sensitive to the impact of new technologies on engineering and the society
  9. Be committed to ethical conduct, recognising their social and professional responsibilities
  10. Communicate appropriately and effectively to professional or community audiences, using various techniques

Area of Studies

Where does it lead?

Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) awarded by the University of South Australia, enabling them to pursue a range of careers from Aerospace, Clean Energy, Chemical Engineering, Marine & Offshore as well as Manufacturing Engineering.

Entry Requirements

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for students with the following qualifications:

  • A polytechnic diploma in a relevant discipline
  • An Advanced Diploma in Engineering awarded by M2 Academy
  • Other equivalent diploma, advanced or higher diploma qualifications, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • IELTs 6.0 or equivalent (For international students only)

The programme is also suitable for mature-age learners looking to return to study and progress their career.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

A total of 3 intakes in a year in January, May and September.

Part Time option – can be completed in 40 months

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: