Overview

All the Engineering degrees at UNSW Canberra can be combined with a Bachelor of Science, which provides students with the option of graduating with two degrees at the end of five years of combined study.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering will provide you with a solid understanding of thermodynamics, mechanical systems dynamics, properties of solid materials, fluid dynamics, design, and high-level project management skills. You will study subjects such as computational problem-solving, programming, mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of machines, mechanical design, engineering materials and cyber security.

A Bachelor of Science will provide you with invaluable skills, including creative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. You can choose to study in disciplines such as aviation, chemistry, computer science, geography, mathematics, oceanography and physics.

Your degree will also be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Program Code

4483

UAC Code

451100

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

UNSW Canberra

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 means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Who should choose this degree?

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering 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
  • 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

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + DFR entry

2019 Guaranteed Entry

N/A

2018 A Levels

A Levels + DFR entry

2018 IB Diploma

IB Diploma + DFR entry

2018 QLD OP

OP + DFR entry

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, 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.

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Fees

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

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