What will I learn?

Take a pathway that allows high-achieving students to complete a program of study in mechanical and biomedical engineering in only five years. You will study a variety of areas including dynamics, engineering design, biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation. The final year includes studies in advanced mechanical design and innovations in medical devices, allows for further elective topics to be chosen, and includes a masters thesis.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in electronics, professional skills, engineering design, engineering programming, engineering physics and materials, engineering mechanics, and mathematics.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in engineering mathematics, analysis of engineering systems, mechanics and structures, fluid mechanics, dynamics, engineering materials, and thermodynamics and energy systems
  • a mechanical practice certificate workshop
  • a mechanical design project.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in mechanics of machines, project management for engineering and science, control systems, solid mechanics, applied thermo-fluid dynamics, and workplace preparation
  • a 20-week industry placement program.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a major mechanical engineering honours thesis allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research
  • topics in advanced mechanical design, and standards, ethics and compliance
  • a selection of electives in allied science and engineering areas.

Your career

Graduates may work in many areas in the mining, defence, manufacturing, shipbuilding, environmental, engineering consulting, building services, automotive, and petrochemical industries or in the design and production of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in hospitals, devices to assist in home-based health care and rehabilitation, and sensory and control systems.

Potential occupations include:

  • biomedical engineer
  • clinical support specialist consultant
  • customer support engineer
  • pathology field service engineer
  • instrumentation engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • hospital trusts
  • medical equipment manufacturers
  • university research departments
  • other research units and rehabilitation or health charities.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (US$ 25,737) per year

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 1 March 2021


Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 60 Overall with 18 Speaking, 21 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Scale (CES): 169 Overall with 169 Writing, 169 Speaking; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.

Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

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About this uni

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from