Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)

A foundation for advanced engineering

Mechanical engineers design and develop materials, processes and products, from prosthetic limbs and robots to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations.

Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.

What will you do?

The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Mechanical). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:

  • practise structural design
  • study applied aerodynamics and thermodynamics
  • learn all about solid mechanics, heat transfer, dynamics and control
  • develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.

Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.


  • Ranked #48 in the World for Computer Science and Engineering*
  • Taught by our research-active staff and industry experts
  • Gain credit towards the Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

*ARWU, 2021

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline subject to assessment.
How to Apply
This program is an Exit award for the Master of Engineering (Mechanical) 3CM063

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

Mechanical engineers have great employment prospects both locally and globally. They offer expertise in the fields of 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 new materials.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Aircraft Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Mechanical Engineer

Degree Structure

 

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

 

Example Study Plan

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2021