Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Specialise in cutting-edge technologies
Mechanical engineers are experts in everything from prosthetic limbs and robots to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations. They design and develop materials, processes and products—always innovating new ways to improve our lives and the world.
This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
What will you do?
Our Master of Engineering (Mechanical) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. With a strong hands-on learning and design focus, you’ll:
- explore advanced mechanics and structural design
- study applied aerodynamics and thermodynamics
- pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
- build communication and project management skills
- undertake a significant research project.
To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.
Where could it take you?
You could develop life-saving medical technologies, or innovate in the sustainable energy field. You might design, build and test robots and robotic systems with artificial intelligence. Perhaps you’ll be an aerospace engineer or check naval ships for damage using vibration mechanics.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM063 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.SATAC Code: 3CM063
CRICOS 071205K Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $36,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $43,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Mechanical engineers have great employment prospects both locally and globally. They offer expertise in the fields of materials engineering, combustion, noise and vibration control, energy technology, control systems, robotics, quality management, bioengineering, aeronautics, fluid mechanics, water supply, mining, manufacturing, production planning, maintenance planning, consumer product design, pollution control and failure analysis.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer
Degree StructureThe Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.
Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.
International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment includes course and project work. All students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.
Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019