What will I learn?

Mechanical engineers are experts in everything from prosthetic limbs and robots to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations. They design and develop materials, processes and products—always innovating new ways to improve our lives and the world.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Mechanical) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. With a strong hands-on learning and design focus, you’ll:

explore advanced mechanics and structural design
study applied aerodynamics and thermodynamics
pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
build communication and project management skills
undertake a significant research project.

To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.

Where could it take you?

You could develop life-saving medical technologies, or innovate in the sustainable energy field. You might design, build and test robots and robotic systems with artificial intelligence. Perhaps you’ll be an aerospace engineer or check naval ships for damage using vibration mechanics.

Potential careers

Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Vibrations Engineer

Degree Structure

The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

071205K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (US$ 28,463) 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

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - 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) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.

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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