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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical and Manufacturing)




What will I learn?

Gain the advanced engineering skills you need to work at the cutting edge of mechanical and manufacturing technologies

Chisholm’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in mechanical and manufacturing, will prepare you for a career as an engineering technologist, a career in high demand both locally and across the world.

And as a Chisholm student, you'll be exposed to a broad range of technical subjects, skill sets and industry trends, ensuring you'll stand out from the crowd when looking for employment.

Through this course, you'll develop advanced skills in engineering practice, project management, problem solving, programming concepts, engineering system design, engineering scientific principles, instrumentation principles, manufacturing systems and workplace training.

Chisholm's Bachelor of Engineering Technology is endorsed by the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Experienced teachers who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves a combination of theory and practice, plus practical work placement.

Transition support for new students entering Chisholm's higher education courses is built into the course delivery. Students participate in a two-day Connect2HE program the week prior to the start of their first semester and must complete a Transition to Higher Education subject in the first semester. Participating in this program and completing this subject is mandatory for students without a Bachelor degree or higher, or relevant academic experience. Academic skills are also included across the other subjects.

Indicative workload

Weekly workload per semester for 5 subjects: 20 hours face-to-face plus 20 hours personal study time

Learning outcomes

Develop engineering solutions through a creative process and design effective engineering products by employing appropriate technologies.

Critically analyse and evaluate engineering concepts, processes and products relevant to:
a. the current and future needs of the industry
b. manage complex engineering projects to ensure operational reliability within the context of the industry

Apply knowledge and practices in the workplace that comply with the Standards for an Engineering Technologist as determined by Engineers Australia.

Evaluate the potential impact that emerging engineering technologies can have on the wellbeing of society.

Career pathways

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Possible job outcome

  • toolmaker
  • certified welder
  • machinist
  • production planning officer
  • computer numerical control (CNC) programmer
  • fitter
  • CAD/CAM engineer
  • manufacturing engineer
  • project engineer
  • quality assurance engineer



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$21,120.00 (US$ 14,602) per year
Indicative total course cost AUD $63,360 plus annual Student Services fees. Total course cost is indicative based upon the 2023 tuition fees. Any increase in fees for subsequent years is not included in this value. Indicative annual tuition fee of AUD $21,120 for 2023. Student Services fees have been waived in 2023 for international students.
Start date

February 2023, July 2023


Chisholm Institute

Dandenong Campus,

121 Stud Road,



3175, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or equivalent overseas qualification. English Language Requirements: IELTS (academic) 6.0, TOEFL (paper based) 550, TOEFL (internet based) 60, PTE (academic) 50, Cambridge Advanced CAE 52, Occupational English Test OET Pass.

For international students

Direct entry - Australian Year 12 (VCE or Australian equivalent) with a minimum score of 25/50 in mathematics, physics and English, or international equivalent. IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Packaged Offer - Australian Year 12 (VCE or Australian equivalent) with a minimum score of 25/50 in mathematics, physics and English, or international equivalent. IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

The table below provides IELTS equivalent scores for TOEFL, PTE, CAE and OET accepted by Chisholm:

IELTS (academic): 5.5; TOEFL (internet based): 46; PTE (academic): 42; Cambridge Advanced CAE: 47; Occupational English Test OET: Pass.

IELTS (academic): 6.0; TOEFL (internet based): 60; PTE (academic): 50; Cambridge Advanced CAE: 52; Occupational English Test OET: Pass.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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