Dream up a new design, then turn it into reality with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineers operate machines and tools to develop anything from water bottles to cars and have contributed to almost everything that people drive, play with or live in. This degree teaches you how to design and manage the construction, operation and maintenance or equipment used in many industries, with the opportunity to take specialised courses in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, mechanics of solids and many more.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Materials Science
  • Process Technology and Automation
  • Process Modelling and Simulation
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and transport
  • Power generation
  • Insurance
  • Railway systems
  • Management consultancy

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents 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.

Alternative entry or pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs (including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank requirement of 93.00. Visit the FEAS page for more info.

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