What will I learn?

Mechanical engineers work with ‘things that move’, from prosthetic limbs and robotic systems to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations.

This degree enables an additional, specialised science focus which compliments the core engineering foundations.

Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

What will you do?

Explore core mechanical engineering disciplines.
Develop knowledge and skills in a science major matched to your interests and career goals.
Gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities.
Complete an eight-week practical engineering experience.
Benefit from internships, placements and projects with experts in the field.

Career Readiness

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) are leaders with sought-after skills and attributes. Industry demand for our graduates is high, and will continue to grow. Opportunities exist in many fields, including: combustion, noise and vibration control, energy technology, control systems, robotics, quality management, bioengineering, aeronautics, space, fluid mechanics, water supply, mining, manufacturing, production planning, maintenance planning, consumer product design, pollution control, and failure analysis. Our graduates have gone on to work with a range of organisations including the European Space Station, the Australian Institute of Sport, Boeing, BAE Systems, Santos, SAAB, and AGL.

Industry Placement

As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences

CRICOS

082110D

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (US$ 28,867) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Prerequisites: Mathematics and Physics

Assumed Knowledge: Chemistry is desirable

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College
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About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities