Mechanical Engineering (Hons) - Non-Defence

full-time equivalent
Additional selection criteria: 
Lodge a UNSW Canberra application online
Assumed knowledge: 
Mathematics and Physics.

Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with machines and the production of power, and with forces and motion. It focuses on the core task of devising new and better ways to extract mechanical power from heat, and to use that power to perform useful tasks.

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.

If you select the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical at UNSW Canberra, you will study subjects such as computational problem solving, programming, mathematics, physics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of machines, mechanical design, engineering materials, and cyber security. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical engineering experience in the workplace during your degree, and you will undertake your own capstone research project in your final year. 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.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you could work in the automotive, aerospace and transport industries, power generation, refineries, insurance industries, building services, railway systems design, consumer goods design and production and management consultancies. 

Key features:

– UNSW Canberra is the only Australian university to equip engineering students with vocational level competencies, providing a practical foundation for professional Engineers.

– UNSW Canberra has purpose built workshops and facilities, with dedicated workspaces, workshop tools, machines and welding equipment. 

– UNSW Canberra has the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia.

Undergraduate Discipline Coordinator (Mech):
Dr J P Escobedo-Diaz
Undergraduate Student Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 6268 8269