Study Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne

Study Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne


mechanical engineering is essentially that engineering that deals with anything that moves so if you’re looking at any kind of mechanism that has any kind of movement mechanical engineer probably had something to do with it one of the defining features about mechanical engineering at Swinburne is our focus on turning you into an actual competent engineer throughout this course you’ll learn the scientific fundamentals that are applied in engineering and after that will actually teach you how to apply them in a practical and real sense so my transition was a little bit different to everyone else I started through TAFE so did by Advanced Diploma of mechanical engineering and then I transferred into my Bachelors of mechanical engineering so now in my third year and this year I’m the team leader for teams to invent tennis women is a student based race team that works out of the a/v lab ends women every year we design manufacture and assembled and then race our car against every other university across Australia as well as a few over in New Zealand and Japan in an international competition I’ve always been interested in how things work and pulling things apart and and understanding what’s going on inside them so this is the car behind me is our fully electric race car so it’s got two motors in the rear weighs 240 kilograms will do 0 to 100 in just under 4 seconds looking forward to trying different things seeing what’s out there and engaging with the industry came with is our major one they’ve taken a lot of our graduates from business and from engineering and they’ve supported us for over 10 years now in this program we’ve all it’s got a few Cummins hollinger and quite a few machining companies as well and helped us out with engineering is heaps of overseas opportunities head over and see what what the rest of the world has to offer currently we’re standing in the electric vehicle laboratory which is where a number of students of many disciplines not just mechanical engineering get to work designing and building and testing their own electric vehicles ranging from racecars to solar cars to scooters and even aerial vehicles we also have things such as 3d printers and other workshops where you can actually yourself build your own parts that you’ve actually designed even though screen burn offers an excellent course to develop your ability to apply what you’ve learned industry based learning just takes a phenomenal step further you basically get to spend a year as a paid engineer you’re not going to classes or anything like that you are spending a year as a full-time professional engineer and not only does that give you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned and then understand why we teach you those things but it gives you a really great context for what engineering is so that when you return to Swinburne to finish your education you’ve got a great context for putting all that knowledge into place and it really sticks afterwards and instead of viewing yourself as an engineering student you view yourself as a student engineer


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