Overview

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the use of machines, the production of power, and forces and motion. During your degree, you will study computational problem-solving, programming, mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics, mechanical design, engineering materials and cyber security. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical engineering experience in the workplace and undertake a capstone research project in your final year.

Program Code

4474

UAC Code

450070

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

68*

Why choose this degree?

A degree in Mechanical Engineering will give you a solid understanding of thermodynamics, mechanical systems dynamics, properties of solid materials, fluid dynamics, design and high-level project-management skills. Your degree will be accredited with Engineers Australia, which qualifies you to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Who should choose this degree?

With this degree you could work in the automotive, aerospace, and transport industries, or in power generation, refineries, insurance industries, building services, railway systems design, consumer goods design, or production and management consultancies.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Electrical and Mechanical engineer
  • Armament engineer
  • Specialist in automotive, aerospace and transport industries
  • Various roles in power generation, refineries, insurance industries, building services, railway systems, consumer goods, or production and management consultancies

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Physics

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

80.00

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

85.00 + DFR entry

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

N/A

2019 IB Diploma 4

32 + DFR entry

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

Additional selection criteria

Undergraduate entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is open to Australian residents who are members of the Australian Defence Force and selected members of overseas Armed Forces. Trainee Officers are selected by one of the three services (Navy, Army or Airforce) in the Australian Defence Force and must also meet academic entry requirements for UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Applying for ADFA is a dual application process. As selection for the Australian Defence Force is a competitive process, which can take up to 12 months, it is preferable that you apply to Defence Force Recruiting in Year 11. Visit this site for more information on both application processes.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

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