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

Provided by University of Newcastle, Australia/ UON Singapore

Course introduction


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

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



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Over 2,000 University of Newcastle students currently enrolled in PSB Academy

Professional Accreditation

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

Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped engineering lab.

Programme Structure

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

Assessment and Examination

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

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

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

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

Area of Studies

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

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

Entry Requirements

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • GCE A-Levels (minimum 3 A-Level passes including Mathematics, excluding General Paper) and meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme; OR
  • Diploma from a local polytechnic or other recognised institutions; OR
  • Completion of the Foundation Diploma in Engineering from PSB Academy OR
  • Higher NITEC; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis.

Minimum Entry Requirement (Language Proficiency):
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no subbands below 6.0)
  • GCE’A’ - C pass in General Paper English

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

This programme can be completed within 3 years.


Local Students

Programme Intakes: August every year

International Students
Full-time intakes 2015: August

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Programme Fees: S$2,027.65* (Per Module)

24-36 Months (20 to 32 Modules)

Eligible for:
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Engineering related)
  • PEI Diploma (Engineering related)
S$40,553.00* to S$64,884.80*
36 Months Programme (32 Modules)

Eligible for:
  • GCE A Level
  • Higher Nitec
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Non-Engineering related)
  • PEI Diploma (Non-Engineering related)

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

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks

International Student

Programme Fees (International Admissions)

Installments Amount
1st Installment $8,110.60
2nd Installment $8,110.60
3rd Installment $8,110.60
4th Installment $8,110.60
5th Installment $8,110.60
6th Installment $8,110.60
7th Installment $8,110.60
8th Installment $8,110.60
Total Fees $64,884.80

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks