Undergraduate

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

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, Mechanical Engineering will provide you with versatile skills for numerous career options in areas such as mining and energy production, manufacturing, agriculture, robotics, aerospace and more. 

 Example careers include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Technology manager
  • Principal engineer
  • Robotics control engineer
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, Mechanical Engineering will provide you with versatile skills for numerous career options in areas such as mining and energy production, manufacturing, agriculture, robotics, aerospace and more. 

 Example careers include:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Technology manager
  • Principal engineer
  • Robotics control engineer
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

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

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

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.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2023
$45,500.00
2024
$48,200.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

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. 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).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.

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. 
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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Course details

Mechanical Engineering is all about the development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery, solving practical engineering problems and improving efficiency – putting mechanical engineering graduates in high demand in many industries.

Ideal for anyone with an interest in how things work and being hands-on finding solutions and innovations. You'll explore the theory and practise used in mechanisms, machines, vibration, manufacturing, control, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials, robotics, and computer simulation. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to work in industry to design new devices, and to carry out research into mechanical systems including the system operation and control.

As well as covering the core theories, methods and practices used in modern mechanical engineering, you'll get opportunities to specialise 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'll have hands-on experience with computer programming; use industrial equipment in laboratory classes and industry design standards and analysis software; and develop control methodologies for real mechanical engineering applications.

Mechanical Engineering

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available
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 from mining, resource, manufacturing, consulting, health services sectors and members of the mechanical engineering industry advisory panel – giving your career a head start. 
  2. You will become a mechanical engineer with a broad skillset, which will place you in high demand across industries from offshore and petroleum engineering through to the mining, mineral processing, construction, power generation, 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 mechanical engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in engineering.
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying mechanical 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
  • Synthesise and design, select and size mechanical components and systems that satisfy specific design criteria.
  • Apply the principles of project planning, project management, social and environmental responsibility, and risk and safety management.
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

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Course Structure

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:

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.

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code:

> Commerce: UB004

> Science: UB006

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Ideal for high-achievers with a passion for engineering, this combined degree gives you the opportunity to get hands-on undergraduate research experience, one-on-one mentoring from leading academics and overseas exchange and education opportunities.

Duration: 5.5 - 6.5 years
ATAR: 98
TISC Code: TBA

*Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete.

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Modern Languages will take 5.25 to 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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