What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering involves understanding the design, construction, operation and maintenance of machines or practically anything with moving parts.
Mechanical engineers focus on turning energy into power and motion. They develop and design new products — such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, air conditioners, cars, aircraft and cameras — and the machines to make them. They manage the systems, people and technical facilities needed to produce goods and services, like power stations and manufacturing systems. They are concerned with the generation and harnessing of energy including solar heating and wind turbines.
How to study Mechanical Engineering
1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Design (3 years)
Complete a Mechanical Systems major within the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Design.
For more information, visit the Bachelor of Design website.
2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering (2 years)
To graduate as a Mechanical Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete either:
Mechanical engineering not only interacts with all other disciplines of engineering, but increasingly with other disciplines such as medicine and biology, supported by sophisticated computer technology. You will develop a breadth of skills and depth of fundamental knowledge, which will open up a wide variety of possible career directions.
Career opportunities exist in a diverse range of industries from aeronautics, automotive, biomedical, manufacturing, construction and building to robotics and the environment. Emerging technologies in bioengineering, materials science, and nanotechnology will create further opportunities.
Our graduates are employed by companies such as AECOM, Alcoa, BP Australia, ExxonMobil, Orica Limited, Origin Energy, Bosch, Shell, Jacobs and OZ Minerals.