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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) with Bachelor of Finance

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314931

CRICOS 082108J

This double degree program combines the disciplines of mechanical engineering and finance, allowing students to study towards two degrees simultaneously.

In this program, students study the concepts of mechanical engineering with broad coverage of the global and institutional aspects of financial systems. Mechanical engineering is concerned with the management of people and resources, the creation and use of new technologies and the design and development of new processes and products.

With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the degree, the program can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately. At the end of the double degree, students will graduate with two separate parchments; one for each degree.

Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects and a competitive edge in the job market.

For further information about the mechanical engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical). For further information about the finance component of the degree, see Bachelor of Finance.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 314931
    2016 CSP ATAR 82
    Adelaide Approved Score 80
    2016 CSP IB 28
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry.

    IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Assumed Knowledge
    SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314931

    International applicants

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    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 082108J
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge
    Chemistry is desirable
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    A-Level 9
    UEC [Malaysia] 15
    SAT [US] 1270
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] [1] 85%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Bradford Foundation Program 77
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,525

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of this degree will have the skills and knowledge to pursue careers relevant to mechanical engineering, and as trained professionals within the finance arena.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance degree are entitled to recognition from several professional bodies. Refer to the Bachelor of Finance professional accreditation section for details.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Actuary, Auditor, Automotive Engineer, Banker, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Sports Engineer, Statistician, Stockbroker, Aircraft Engineer, Manager / Business Management, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)

    ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I (3 units)

    MECH ENG 1100 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (3 units)

    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#

    CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I (3 units)

    MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics and Professional Practice (3 units)

    MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)

    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    Year 2 ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I

    ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems (3 units)

    MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice (3 units)

    CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance I (3 units)

    MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2101 Mechatronics IM (3 units)
    Year 3 CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation II (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2020 Materials & Manufacturing (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3030 Structural Design & Solid Mechanics (3 units)

    ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting I (3 units)

    ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II
    MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II (3 units)

    ECON 2508 Financial Economics II (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3027 Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice (3 units)
    Year 4 CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management II (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3103 Manufacturing Engineering & Quality Systems (3 units)

    CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management III (3 units)

    MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics & Control I (3 units)

    MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III
    CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management III (3 units)*

    MATHS 2104 Numerical Methods II (3 units)

    Level III Finance Elective (3 units)
    Year 5 MECH ENG 4143A Honours Project Part A (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4143B Honours Project Part B (6 units)

    MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II (3 units)

    MECH ENG 3101 Applied Aerodynamics (3 units)

    Engineering Elective (3 units)

    Level III Finance Elective (3 units)
    MECH ENG 4102 Advanced PID Control (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4121 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4105 Advanced Vibrations (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4111 CFD for Engineering Applications (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4112 Combustion Technology & Emissions Control (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4124 Robotics M (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4104 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4032 Composites and Multiphase Polymers (3 units) ^ 

    MECH ENG 4107 Airconditioning (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4101 Biomechanical Engineering (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4114 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4125 Stresses in Plates & Shells (3 units)

    ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneurs Challenge (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4126 Topics in Welded Structures (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics (3 units)

    MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics (3 units)
    Note: Students may present other elective courses as advised on Degree Finder
    **Either one of these courses can also be taken in lieu of a Level III Finance elective.

    Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment

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