Mechanical Engineering

Become an industry-ready mechanical engineer with real-world experience in just four years. Graduate with the key skills and qualities employers need in new engineers to succeed in their rapidly evolving sectors
80
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Mechanical engineer, researcher or consultant

As a mechanical engineer you will develop broad-based knowledge which will enable you to move easily between industries. Career pathway options range from offshore and petroleum engineering through to the building, mining, mineral processing, construction, power, automotive and  aerospace-manufacturing industries, where you will design and oversee the development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery, solve practical engineering problems and improve efficiency.

Mechanical engineer, researcher or consultant

As a mechanical engineer you will develop broad-based knowledge which will enable you to move easily between industries. Career pathway options range from offshore and petroleum engineering through to the building, mining, mineral processing, construction, power, automotive and  aerospace-manufacturing industries, where you will design and oversee the development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery, solve practical engineering problems and improve efficiency.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • At least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR

    All four subjects are recommended. If you do not have all four subjects you will need to complete extra units in first year, which may mean taking additional units to meet the course requirements. 
 
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Mechanical Engineering is all about the development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery, solving practical engineering problems and improving efficiency – putting them in high demand in many industries. Ideal for anyone with an interest in how things work and being hands-on finding solutions and innovations. In UWA’s Mechanical Engineering major, you’ll explore theories, methods and practices used in sound and vibration, control, thermodynamics, fluids, robotics, computer simulation and materials.

The Mechanical Engineering major covers core theories, methods and practices used in modern mechanical engineering, as well as allowing for specialisation in areas of personal interest. The course has a strong focus on research and design and emphasises the necessary skills and ways of thinking to lead future change in this exciting field.

During your study you will have hands-on experience with Python programming; use industrial equipment in laboratory classes and industry standard design and analysis software; and develop control methodologies for real mechanical engineering applications.

UWA is currently accepting applications from domestic students only. If you are an international student, UWA is expecting to announce some exciting news very soon. Find out more.

 
Mechanical Engineering

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available 2022
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, Part-time
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
COURSE CODE
  • MJD-EMECH
CRICOS CODE
  • 106081B
FULL TIME/PART TIME DURATION
  • 4-years full time
TISC CODE
  • UH011

Why study Mechanical Engineering?

  1. You’ll make valuable connections with UWA’s industry partners including Woodside, Chevron, Lycopodium, Royal Perth Hospital, Alcoa and other members of the mechanical engineering industry advisory panel – giving your career a head start. 
  2. You will become an industry-ready mechanical engineer with a broad skillset, which will place you in high demand across industries from offshore and petroleum engineering through to the building, mining, mineral processing, construction, power, automotive and aerospace-manufacturing industries. 
  3. You’ll be joining a community of like-minded inventors and innovators, who enjoy getting hands-on working with thermodynamics, measurement and noise, machine components and more in the UWA Makers Lab. 
 

Student clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical mechancial engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying mechancial engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of mechanical engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as sound and vibration, control, thermodynamics, fluids, robotics, computer simulation and materials
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Graduate with two degrees

The combined degree option allows you to pair your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce.

You can combine the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with:

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code: TBA

You’ll graduate with two Bachelor degrees in just five years, opening up a world of possible career paths while broadening your knowledge, networks and horizons.

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce with Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Work Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

As part of your studies, you will complete a 12-week practicum and professional-development experience. This can be achieved by spending at least eight weeks in an engineering environment of your choice.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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