Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Systems Major)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 002153M

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Course Description

When completing a Mechanical Systems major you may choose between a graduate pathway to Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering.

  • What is Mechanical Engineering?

    How to study Mechanical Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete a Mechanical Systems major within the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Design.

    For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science website.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Mechanical Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete either:

    Career outcomes

    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.

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    Mechanical Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]
  • What is Mechatronic Engineering?

    Mechatronics is the discipline concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering.

    Mechatronics is an exciting field because it combines the knowledge and skills of these three engineering disciplines. A detailed understanding of how mechanical, electronic and software engineering areas interact enables the development of ‘smart’ products and systems such as computer-controlled robots, washing machines, automotive equipment, medical imaging systems, wind and wave generators, advanced CNC machines and hybrid and electric vehicles. Mechatronics has applications in a range of fields, including robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicles and education.

    How to study Mechatronic Engineering

    1. Undergraduate study: Bachelor of Science

    Complete any of:

    For more information, visit the Bachelor of Science website.

    2. Graduate study: Master of Engineering

    To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).

    Career outcomes

    Mechatronics can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in various industries. Job opportunities exist with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, product development, computing and electronics, software systems, mining, renewable energy and biomedical engineering for companies like Bosch, Honeywell, CNC Design, Ford, ResMed, Siemens, BAE Systems and Invetech Australia.

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    Mechatronic Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

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