To become a professionally accredited engineer, you will complete five years of study, starting with an engineering major in a three-year undergraduate degree, followed by a two-year Master of Engineering.
The following undergraduate degrees offer majors that lead to:
- Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
- Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Aerospace)
- Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)
- Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Full course information about all our undergraduate study options can be found on the Study website:
Undergraduate pathways to Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Systems Major major is offered within the:
Undergraduate pathways to Mechatronics
The following Bachelor of Science majors can lead to graduate study in Mechatronics:
Full course information about all our graduate study options can be found on the Melbourne School of Engineering website:
Master of Engineering
Our Master of Engineering programs are professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks: EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in countries covered by the Washington Accord. Further information about accreditation.
Students with a Bachelor of Engineering, or a Master of Engineering, may apply to undertake research Masters and PhD programs.
Visit the Study website to find out more about:
- Course information
- Entry requirements
- Scholarships: eligibility and application dates
- How to apply
Finding a supervisor
View our People page for individual staff contact information and research topic areas, or contact staff to arrange a discussion: Academic Staff
Research projects recruiting students
Acoustic engineering: microfabrication of acoustic waveguides for non-contact microscale assembly
Team: David Collins
Breast density: Estimating a woman's risk of breast cancer
Team: Vijayaraghavan Rajagopal, maciej, kubicki
Experiments and data analysis of non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layers
Team: Joseph Klewicki, Jimmy Philip, Spencer Zimmerman, Ivan Marusic
Mechanical response of subchondral bone to fatigue loading
Team: Fatemeh Malekipour, Peter Lee
Nanoscale computational engineering of interfaces in alloys
Team: Christian Brandl
Novel mechanisms for continuous micro/nanoparticle manipulation
Team: David Collins
Optimization landscapes and evolutionary designs
Team: Saman Halgamuge, Michael Kirley (Computing and Information Systems), Guillermo Narsilio (Infrastructure Engineering)
Pattern recognition algorithms for the analysis of metagenomes
Team: Saman Halgamuge
Smart grid optimization using forecasting, multiple renewable technologies and energy storage
Team: Saman Halgamuge, Guillermo Narasilio
Turbulent transport in rotating and stratified flows
Team: Joseph Klewicki, Jimmy Philip
Mechanical Engineering Careers
The wealth and quality of life of advanced industrial societies depends on their ability to make effective and sustainable use of their natural resources, to design and make complex products at world-competitive prices and quality, and to protect and preserve the natural environment.
There is a strong demand for skilled and creative mechanical and manufacturing engineers to meet these challenges.
Graduates hold responsible positions in all phases of engineering throughout Australia and overseas.
Graduates of the combined degree of Mechatronics/Bachelor of Computer Science are in the advantageous situation of having computer science qualifications and engineering qualifications, as well as a unique understanding of systems that integrate these disciplines.
Graduates gain employment with companies that develop and use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems.